A Surprise Inside: Buildings with Secret Powers!

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February 08, 2014 through February 09, 2014


New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Heights

Young elementary, Tween


Event description: Is it a school? Is it a library? No… it’s a Powerhouse! The 74th Street Powerhouse, built in 1902, is a quiet building on the outside, but on the inside, it once housed giant, noisy machines working night and day to create the electricity that powered elevated trains throughout Manhattan. The Museum will discuss the Powerhouse and other “superhero” buildings in New York City, and then make our own dioramas of “powerful” buildings. For ages 6 and older.

Address: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Phone: 718-694-1600
Website: /mta.info/mta/museum/

About New York Transit Museum

Standard hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.

Party room: Yes

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