Santa Arrives on a Helicopter at TNMOT!
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Santa will be arriving on a helicopter at The National Museum of Transportation on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 10 a.m.! Tentatively, Santa is anticipated to be available to begin greeting admirers and listening to guests shortly after his arrival via helicopter, until his departure at 2:00 p.m.
Come celebrate 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! Go here for The Major Lee Berra Creation Station Holiday Weekend schedule! Go here for the full holiday schedule! 🌲
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, with an additional $3 per person fee. Modified boarding times apply November 25, 2023: 11:45 a.m | 1:00 | 2:15 p.m. Go here for The Major Lee Berra Creation Station Holiday Weekend schedule!
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 Saturday and Sunday, 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 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., weather and mechanicals permitting.