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Holiday Season Opens at TNMOT

Nov 24, 2023
9AM - 4PM

Come celebrate the opening of the Holiday Season at The National Museum of Transportation (TNMOT). We are certain to accelerate your holiday spirit with Santa, our E. Desmond Lee/Macy’s model train displays, and more! Tentatively, Santa is expected to be available to visit with guests from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., while his reindeer will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

We invite you to come visit the National Museum of Transportation! Full of photographic opportunities, historic artifacts, model trains and aircraft, and now featuring a Virgin Hyperloop Pegasus pod from the Smithsonian, the Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TNMOT is primarily an outdoor facility. We will close due to inclement weather. Please call 314.289.3508, ext. 4, for weather updates.

Our knowledgeable tour guides are available in the Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center to answer your questions about our vintage vehicles. Public guided tours are available at 10 a.m. each open day, weather permitting, no reservation required. Much of our extensive 70-piece locomotive collection is covered under the Roberts Pavilion, plus more nearby, for safe exploring. A tour guide is on hand at the pavilion ready to reply to your inquiries.

The Major Lee Berra Creation Station

The Major Lee Berra Creation Station, an interactive transportation-themed play and educational area geared to one- to five-year olds, has boarding times Wednesday through Friday, at 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 a.m., with an additional $3 per person fee. Extended boarding times apply November 24, 25, and 26, 2023, 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 a.m | 1:00 | 2:15 p.m.

The Miniature Train

The miniature train operates rides twice around a substantial portion of TNMOT’s property, with knowledgeable and friendly conductors narrating the trip. Train tickets are $6 extra for unlimited rides available Wednesday – Friday, from 9:20 a.m. – 1:20 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting. Additional hours on November 24, 2023 are 9:20 a.m. -3:20 p.m.

The Trolley

The historic trolley/streetcar rides are free with Museum admission. The trolley is operated by experienced volunteer conductors on Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.