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MOT native garden

Gardens at the Museum of Transportation

Native Gardens On Saturday, we will  work on the native gardens to the left of the Museum of Transportation's main entrance (Lot 1) to address weeds as well as some overly aggressive natives. We may do some seed collection and trimming as well. Our work day will go from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Please call if you can't find me in my bright neon vest. Thanks to all our volunteers who help keep our gardens beautiful and

Snow plow in action

Snow Plow Action in August

On a hot summer day, we thought it would be cool to feature the Union Pacific Snow Plow. Designed and built by the Union Pacific Railroad in its Omaha Shop, the Museum of Transportation's rotary snow plow is the heaviest ever built weighing 367,400 pounds. (That's the same as 62 African Elephants!) Its cutting wheel could throw snow far to either side of the track as it was pushed forward at four to six mph. It is not self propelled and must be pushed by three or four locomotives. A steam generator heats the carburetor, prevents the fuel and water pipes from freezing and thaws out the cutting wheel if it gets stuck. The plow engineer controls both the plow and the trailing locomotives.  The circular windows in the front of this plow revolve to keep them clear from

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Plein Air Event at MOT

Plein Air Event at MOT - Our First Ever! (We say Plane Air!) Saturday, September 23rd - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum of Transportation houses 'the largest and best collection of transportation vehicles in the world,' according to the Smithsonian Institution. These beautiful artifacts are works of art.  Now is the first opportunity to participate in the MOT Plein Air - Smithsonian Day - 2017. Limited to 20 artists.  For more information click here, or email:

Museum Day Live

Smithsonian Day 2017 at MOT

SMITHSONIAN DAY '17 Save the Date! Saturday, September 23rd 9 am - 2 pm *PET Project Car Show* All exhibiting cars will be named after an animal. Rabbits, Jaguars, Mustangs, H.O.G.s, Vipers and more! There are more than 40 cars named after animals! Judged Show. Trophies Awarded. SPACE IS LIMITED. $35 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Transportation S.T.E.a.M. Learning Programs. Click here for

Landscaping volunteer

Join Gardening Team at MOT

Join our garden team at the Museum of Transportation! We invite gardening volunteers to maintain and enhance the beauty of MOT every Thursday morning from 8 - 11 a.m., as well as some evenings and weekends. Want to bring out a group? Contact April at team.nature.ed@gmail.com. This is a great way for your company or youth to earn their volunteers hours and help