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!
VMT Summer Camps are for girls and boys who love trains, cars, and airplanes! Museum educators use our extensive collection as a springboard for activities that give children climb-aboard opportunities for fun-filled learning.
At VMT, we know that children love to move, so we make sure that our camps are full of outdoor, hands-on experiences. Children will enjoy lunch in our picnic area, watching real trains rumble past on the Norfolk Southern tracks.
New this year! The Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery is now open. To add to our camps, VMT is partnering with local aviators, creating Wheels Up activities that will get your camper’s imagination soaring into the skies.
Pre-K (3 - 5 year olds)
ZOOM CAMP: June 17 - 21, 9:30 - 11:30 am
CHUG, SOAR, and MOVE! Your camper will spend two hours each day playing, discovering, and learning about all things transportation. Activities will include daily visits by special guests who will share real-life experiences in the air, on the road, or on the rails. Members $70; Nonmembers $85. Click for more information or to register for camp!
Grades K - 1 completed
LET’S GO CAMP: June 24 - 28, 9 am - 4 pm
RUMBLE, WHIR, and BEEP! Your camper will climb inside real locomotive 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 to a transportation venue. Members $180; Nonmembers $195. Click for more information or to register for camp!
Grades 2 - 3 completed
ROLLING WHEELS CAMP: July 15-19, 9 am - 4 pm
ROLL, SOAR, and ZIP! 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, climb-aboard learning centers. The week ends with a field trip to a transportation venue. Members $180; Nonmembers $195. Click for more information or to register for camp!
Grades 4 - 5 completed
ON THE MOVE CAMP: July 8 - 12, 9 am - 4 pm
ROADS, RAILS, and HANGARS!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 peeks and behind-the-scenes tours at an airport, truck terminal, rail yard, and auto dealership. Campers will ride a train, climb behind the wheel of a truck cab, fly a soaring simulator, and build their own model rail car. Members $200 Nonmembers $225. Click for more information or to register for camp!
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.
- 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 Roanoke City Arts Commission.