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Museum Activities

Aug 04, 2024
9AM - 4PM

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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 a Virgin Hyperloop Pegasus pod from the Smithsonian, the Museum is open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TNMOT is primarily an outdoor facility. 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 on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, 9:15 | 10:30 | 11:45 a.m | 1:00 | 2:15 p.m., with an additional $3 per person fee.

The Wm F. Ross Special Miniature Train

The Wm. F. Ross Special Miniature Train operates rides twice around a substantial portion of TNMOT’s property, with knowledgeable and friendly conductors narrating the trip. Train tickets are $7 extra for unlimited rides available on Sunday from 9:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.

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 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.

Owney’s Handcar Village

Owney’s Handcar Village is included in the price of the miniature train tickets which are $7 extra for unlimited rides. Children propel the handcars by turning a crank by hand to travel through Owney’s village–activity and fun at the same time! The village is open weekends, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weather permitting.