The New York Transit Museum is one of our favorite places in all of New York City. For enthusiasts, it's a dream come true with partial bus replicas and hundreds of feet of old subway replicas.
As part of the New York Transit Museum’s ongoing effort to offer exhibitions and programs that make its extensive collection accessible to everyone, it will open early on Sunday, March 26th to welcome kids with disabilities and their families for Special Day for Special Kids.
During the event's festivities, kids with disabilities and their family members will enjoy free, exclusive access to the Museum from 10am till public opening at 11am, and special activities will be available for all Museum visitors till noon.
This Special Day for Special Kids will celebrate the extraordinary arrival of New York City’s newest transit line. Inspired by the Museum’s new Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway exhibition, families will work together to create a model of their dream subway station, learn about the incredible machines used to dig through Manhattan bedrock to create new tunnels, and have the opportunity to dig for underground treasure on the platform of the Transit Museum’s own subway-station home.
Light refreshments will be served in the lunchroom, and kids and parents can also take a break and relax in the Museum’s chill-out room, where puzzles and sensory toys will be provided.
At Special Day for Special Kids, attendees can play and learn at their own pace and get social with other kids in a safe environment where expert Museum staff are available to assist as needed. Guests will enjoy all the Museum has to offer and benefit from special activities led by trained Museum Educators, a cool-down space for quiet relaxation, and the Transit Museum’s subway-station home reserved for these very special visitors.
Special Day for Special Kids is free with reservation.
Visit nytransitmuseum.org/specialdayforspecialkids to RSVP.