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 seven days a week, 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 is geared to one- to five-year olds. Open with three boarding times Monday through Friday (reserved for birthday parties on Saturdays) and five boarding times on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, please arrive early to secure your boarding ticket to this guest favorite.
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 on Saturday from 9:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.
The historic trolley/streetcar rides are free with Museum admission. The trolley is operated by experienced volunteer conductors on Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.
Owney’s Handcar Village
The handcars in Owney’s Handcar Village are available daily from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. The children operate the handcars by using a hand crank. The handcar fee is included with the train tickets, which are $6 extra for unlimited train rides and use of the handcars.