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Easter Egg Hunt

12 giant colored eggs have been hidden at our Museum for our younger guests to find. If all 12 are located using a Museum map and the guest writes down the colors next to the artifacts, the guest can win any one of four gifts. This egg hunt lasts from April 1st through the 20th. Be sure to stop by our Orthwein Visitors Center's front desk for a map and hunt pamphlet. Happy

75¢ Admission Celebrating 75th Anniversary

We are offering admission to the National Museum of Transportation for 75¢. The Museum is to celebrating our 75th anniversary of operations in St. Louis MO! Come on Friday, March 15, Monday, June 24, and/or Sunday, October 13, 2019, to discover The National Museum of Transportation’s “Power to Move You.” (Regular fees apply for Creation Station and the miniature

Chrysler 1963 Turbine Car

Many consider the 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car the most valuable automobile in the Museum of Transportation's Collection.  Of the fifty-five that were built, only nine remain and of those nine, only three still run.  The Museum is proud to own the only operational Chrysler Turbine Car on public exhibit. The Turbine Car can run on virtually any fuel, including cooking and heating oil, though leaded gasoline would leave deposits that caused damage. The paint is a unique root beer color, also know as "Turbine bronze." For more information on this fascinating vehicle, please follow this link for additional

Volunteer Fair

A volunteer fair is happening at the National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) on March 23, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are interested in volunteering, NMOT will have volunteers from many areas of interest available to discuss the myriad of prospective opportunities. Restoration Renovation Tour Guides Trolley Operators Model Trains Landscaping and gardening (including a pollinator park) Library and Archives Ambassadors D.R.I.V.E. group for volunteers between the ages of 16-24 And more! Potential volunteers can meet with current volunteers. If you fill out a volunteer form, we will give you a coupon good for admission to the Museum that day or any other

Snow Plow Clears the Tracks!

On a cold January day, we thought it would be cool to feature our Union Pacific Snow Plow. Designed and built by the Union Pacific Railroad in its Omaha Shop, the National Museum of Transportation’s rotary snow plow is the heaviest ever built weighing 367,400 pounds. (At over 183 tons, 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 snow. This link will take you to Discovery Channel's snow plow show