The New York Transit Museum Special Day for Special Needs Kids & Families

The second annual Special Day for Special Kids will take place on Sunday, February 10th at the New York Transit Museum. This popular event is all about embracing special needs families in a cultural environment where they feel welcome and wanted.

Special Day for Special Kids at the New York Transit Museum

Special needs families are invited to visit the Transit Museum for free and will have exclusive use of the Museum for the first hour, from 10am to 11am. Games, art projects and musical performances will be offered between 10am and 2pm, with a quiet room available for breaks from the excitement.

What: Special Day for Special Kids at the New York Transit Museum
When: Sunday, February 10. 10am-2pm
Where: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
  • At 10:15 and 11:15, Norma Grant will lead a family art project using MTA maps and metrocards.
  • From 10am-2pm, Paula the Signal Tower Operator, a historical Transit Museum character, will greet visitors on the Museum’s platform level.
  • At 12pm noon, the M Shanghai String Band will play a concert that is sure to bring out all the dancers in the house.

In order to prepare children for the day, Extreme Kids & Crew will create a picture-based Social Story demonstrating what to expect and how to behave.
  • The Transit Museum offers many programs for the special needs community throughout the year.
  • Subway Sleuths uses kids’ passion for trains to build social skills for children on the autism spectrum.
  • The Travel Training Program helps middle school students with learning disabilities practice using mass transit safely and independently.
  • The Museum offers guided school and camp programs customized to accommodate groups with special needs.

The New York Transit Museum is located in a decommissioned subway station on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. A wheelchair lift operated by Museum staff is available on the corner of Court Street and Schermerhorn Street. Please call (718) 694-1823 in advance for assistance. For more information, visit www.mta.info/mta/museum

Extreme Kids & Crew combats the stress and isolation faced by children with disabilities and their families through play, arts and movement programming, partnerships with cultural and therapeutic institutions, parent meet-ups and more. For more information, visit www.extremekidsandcrew.org

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