New York Transit Museum

Museum in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Occupying an old subway station built in 1936 (and out of service since 1946), this kid-friendly museum takes on 100-plus years of getting around town. The best part is the downstairs area, on the platform, where you can climb aboard 13 original subway and elevated train cars dating to 1904. Temporary exhibitions highlight the subway's fascinating history, including one dedicated to the recently inaugurated Second Ave line. The museum’s gift shop sells popular subway-map gifts.

After-school and camp programs for kids are also offered.