EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Summer Camp | Preschool Programs | Other Opportunities

Virginia Museum of Transportation: the best place in town to learn about the science, history, and art of transportation!

Wings and Wheels Summer Camp
Fuel up with fun!

Preschool ZOOM Camp
Due to popular demand, we are offering three sessions: June 9-13, June 16-20, and June 23-27, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Your camper will spend two hours each day playing, discovering, and learning about all things transportation. Each week will feature different content. Activities will include daily visits by special guests who have real-life experience in the air, on the road, or on the rails.
Members $70; nonmembers $85. Register here...

Grades K-1 (completed) Let's Go Camp
June 23-27, 9 am to 4 pm
Your camper will climb inside real locomtive engines and rail cars, learn about aviation while sitting inside a real Jet Commander, and fly a professional grade glider simulator. The week ends with a field trip TBA.
Members $180; nonmembers $195. Register here...

Grades 2-3 (completed) Rolling Wheels Camp
June 16-20, 9 am to 4 pm
Your camper will explore the basic physics of flight, learn how steam powers a locomotive and experience the power of the sun in solar activities. Our professional staff will use the Museum's collection of trains, cars, and planes as hands-on and climb-aboad learning centers. The week ends with a field trip TBA.
Members $180; nonmembers $195. Register here...

Grades 4-5 (completed) On the Move Camp
June 9-13, 9 am to 4 pm
Your camper will have a week of exploring trains, cars, trucks, and planes in real-life settings. Campers will visit a variety of transportation venues, getting sneak peaks and behind the scenes tours at an airport, truck terminal, railyard and auto dealership. Campers will ride a train, climb behind the wheel of a truck cab, fly a soaring siimulator, and build their own model rail car.
Members $200; nonmembers $225. Register here...

Friday Family Field Trip: New! Join us in July for a trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC! The day wil include transportation, museum admission, a train ride and a special activity. Date and details to be announced.

Preschool Pufferbellies
Fun field trips for Preschools!
Students play and learn with hands-on activities, stories and songs. Active preschoolers enjoy activities indoors and outside. All programs are aligned with Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. Our playground, picnic area, and lunchroom are free for your group. Click for more information. To schedule your preschool visit, contact Courtney Plaster or call 540-342-5670 ext 108.

The Museum offers lots of opportunites for lifelong learning!

  • Programs for Pre-K through adult
  • Programs designed for your home school group
  • Programs designed for your pre-school group
  • Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs

For more information, contact Courtney Plaster or call 540-342-5670 ext 108.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation's Education Program is funded in part by the Advance Auto Parts, the Roanoke City Arts Commission, and Wells Fargo.