FOR KIDS AND
KIDS AT HEART
YOUTH & FAMILY ACTIVITES
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The Museum’s rail and transit collections have grown to encompass more than 190 major exhibits. Our collection is recognized as the largest collection of transportation vehicles in the world. A day at the National Museum of Transportation is the perfect St. Louis family outing. View the Miniature Train Schedule here.

Planning a kid’s birthday party?
RENT THE CREATION STATION
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Creation Station
Handcar
Mini Train
Trolley
CREATE & LEARN

The Museum Creation Station is a hands-on learning environment that introduces children five-and-under to all modes of transportation while developing and enriching their primary early learning skills. The self-directed educational play place is enjoyed by children with a parent or guardian.

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HANDCAR VILLAGE

Children enjoy hand-powering KidSteam handcars in Owney’s Village. $5 per person for a ride wristband (includes handcar village & miniature train). Museum admission additional and required.

RIDE THE TRAIN

Take a ride on the C.P. Huntington Miniature Train. Fit for all ages, our experienced conductors and engineers give the “All Aboard” signal and off you go on a seven-minute excursion! Ages 12 months or older need a $5 wristband for the miniature train ride and handcars. Enjoy unlimited rides for the day of your visit. Museum admission additional and required. Train operates on the hour & :20 & :40 minutes past.

CLANG, CLANG.

…Clang. The historic trolley leaves the Roberts’ Pavilion Platform on the hour and at :20 & :40 past the hour. The trolley operation and restoration projects are completed be dedicated volunteers. While riding a trolley at the Museum, please feel free to support the volunteer efforts by donating to the fare box inside the car.

Maps & Documents
Interested in browsing the museum?
EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
Upcoming
Events

BARRETT’S LANDING CAFÉ

FOOD AND DRINK

Barrett’s Landing Cafe’ is a great place to land for lunch. Grab a quick snack or an on-the-move meal. It’s just plane good. Featuring menu items for every eater—picky or not—or even just a cup of coffee to start the day. Please remember that outside food and drink is only allowed in designated picnic areas and not inside the museum.

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BOXCAR BOUTIQUE

GIFTS AND COLLECTIBLES

The Boxcar Boutique is located right inside the main museum building, and now conveniently with a limited inventory online! Browse the online store or stop by for the perfect commemorative piece or gift for that transportation-loving kid or kidult in your life. Check out our ebay store within the online boutique for that extra special collectible item.

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