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Can I bring my own food to the museum?

Yes, if the personal food is consumed outside our buildings. We have tables outdoors available on the grounds for your picnicking pleasure. We do not allow externally sourced food to be consumed inside our cafe which is regularly inspected. Keeping all guests safe regarding food quality, allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and immune reactions is important! Be sure to check out our cafe menu before you visit!

Can I bring my dog?

Sure! Dogs on leashes are welcome on our outside grounds, but not within the Museum’s buildings.

What are the museum's hours?

We are open year-round! Our hours are seasonal, but you may find the most current schedule and download a full year calendar on our hours and admission page.

Does the Museum rent private event spaces?

Yes! If you’re interested in hosting a childs (ages 1-5) birthday party, please see information about our Creation Station. For weddings, corporate events, lunches, and all other events, please see our event spaces page. If you have any questions please contact us any time.

Does the Museum offer educational programming?

Most definitely! For groups of many ages, the museum has resources for furthering transportation education in our community. Please see our school groups page for more information and classroom resource downloads.

Who runs the Museum?

The museum is a privately owned organization that is supported by our staff, members, volunteers, organizations, admissions and people just like you. If you’re interested in learning about the history of The National Museum of Transportation, please see our about page.

Can I volunteer at The Museum?

Volunteers are welcome! In fact, there are many ways to contribute to The National Museum of Transportation. If you’re interested in volunteering, donating, or contributing to the Museum, please check out our support page.

Is smoking allowed anywhere on the Museum's campus?
We have two smoking locations at the Museum.  The only two locations with smoker’s poles are as follows:
  • Outside the front of Orthwein Visitor’s Center
  • Outside the Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Building, closer to the Library side
We do not have smoking anywhere else on the campus.
Please be respectful of those with allergies, asthma, and other health issues. Thank you.