New York Transit Museum exhibit "ElectriCity: Powering New York's Subways and Rails"

Thursday, December 1, 2011 through Friday, December 30, 2011

WNYC is a media sponsor for “ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Subways and  Rails”. Opening October 29th at the New York Transit Museum, located underground at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights.

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

Kids will stand on subway platforms with a new appreciation for the third rail after a visit to the museum's newest exhibit, which tackles the science of electricity. Hands-on activities have little ones capturing light with a solar panel, creating sparks that fly up a Jacob's ladder, and operating a model train with a hand-cranked motor.

Oct 29 - Oct 30  noon–5pm

Nov 01 - Nov 04 10am–4pm. Ongoing Boerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St)

Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn; R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall