“Cool.... Very cool”
Took my 10 year old nephew who loves trains... The first part of the museum was uber boring for him but not me. I enjoyed reading of the history, how they built the tunnels, and how minorities helped but were unfortunately discrimminated against.
The most exciting was the buses and turnstiles on the main floor. I loved reading the history of the transit buses, trains & bridges; while he loved the hands on things.
Downstairs had at least 15 train cars of different years from the 20's to the 60's. You could walk through them and sit on them. Unfortunately there were no rides that day which I believe they usually do. It was cool to see the old advertising and how the trains designs progressed.
It took us a little over 2 hours to appreciate the museum. Unfortunately, while my nephew was bored, he was playing with a handheld game system which he misplaced in the musuem right before closing time. I called within minutes of us leaving, and was given hope that the janitor would find it and turn it in. After various phone calls, it was not found and I would hate to think that the staff took it. So enjoy the museum but account for your belongings. :(
Here's some helpful info for a trip to this museum:
Located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights
Subway: 2,3,4,5* to Borough Hall, R to Court Street, A, C, G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street, A,C, F, R to Jay Street/MetroTech. *Weekdays rush hours only
Hours Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays
Admission: Adults $6 Children 3 – 17 years of age $4
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