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Museum Activities

Aug 08, 2022
9AM - 4PM
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Welcome National Model Railroad Association Convention!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Come visit the National Museum of Transportation! Full of photographic opportunities, the Museum is open Sunday through Saturday, 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 Lindburg Auto 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.

Creation Station

Creation Station, an interactive transportation-themed play and educational area geared to one- to five-year olds, is open Monday through Friday, 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 a.m. Creation Station also has boarding sessions the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 a.m. | 1 | 2:15 p.m.

Miniature Train

The Miniature Train operates Monday through Friday, 9:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday 9:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.

Owney’s Handcar Village

Owney’s Handcar Village operates daily 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. $5.00 Unlimited Train Rides fee includes Handcar Rides (when operating).


The Trolley operates Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting. The Trolley is free with paid admission to the Museum. BONUS: The Trolley is operating from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, to extend a warm welcome to the National Model Railroad Association Convention.