Do your kids find anything pre-21st century to be ancient and a little ho-hum? Make the olden days come alive by visiting museums that’ll ensure your kids have fun in the process. Flip through Red Tricycle’s roundup of the top six history museums in NYC to travel back in time and fall in love with history.

New York Transit Museum

Your city kid will love the New York Transit Museum. Housed inside an authentic looking 1930s subway station, you’ll get to explore everything from the engineering, construction and history of the subway system, to exploring the transition from tokens to metrocards, old subway maps to present, and old subway ads to current. To top it all off, you’ll even get to go back in time in real life by riding along in vintage subway cars!

Go: New York Transit Museum
130 Livingston Street
Downtown Brooklyn
718-694-1600
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10:00 am - 4: 00 pm; Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Admission: $7/adults, $5/kids ages 2-17

Image courtesy of Erna B. via Yelp

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