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Museum Activities – Big Boy Day!

Aug 30, 2021
8:30AM - 4PM
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See our UP Big Boy #4014 viewing info here; above is TNMOT’s UP Big Boy #4006

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Come visit the National Museum of Transportation! Full of photographic opportunities, the Museum is open today, Big Boy Day! 8:30 am – 4 pm. 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. daily, 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 at hand at the pavilion ready to reply to your inquiries.

Click here to see a list of our Big Boy products available for purchase.

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 am.

Creation Station is open additional boarding sessions on the first and third Sundays of the month, 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 am | 1:00 | 2:15 pm.

Miniature Train

The Miniature Train is running August 16-20, 23-27 and 30 -September 3, 2021, Monday – Friday, 9:20 am – 1:20 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday, 9:20 am – 3:20 pm, weather and mechanicals permitting.


Clang! Clang! BONUS! The Trolley is running 9 am – 1 pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 30 and 31, 2021, as part of our Big Boy celebrations, weather and mechanicals permitting.