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September 2019

Big Lick Train Tug – Racin’ & Roddin’ Street Fest

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The 3rd Annual Big Lick Train Tug - Racin' & Roddin' Street Fest! NEW FOR 2019: VMT's annual Racin' & Roddin' event will now coincide with the Tug along Norfolk Ave! The 3rd Annual Racin' & Roddin' event is a celebration of fast cars, mad driving skills, and bold personalities. See classic and modern racing automobiles -- from dragsters to NASCAR ™. ENJOY  live music by Jared Stout Band a craft beer garden and amazing street vendors with food, crafts and…

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National Drive Electric Week 2019

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Sunday September 22 for  National Drive Electric Week 2019 General Motors and Tesla did not Invent the Electric Car! The Detroit Electric Car Company sold 13,000 electric cars from 1907 to 1939. Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” and learn about the Detroit Electric car and GM’s first mass produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era, the EV1; both on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. (www.vmt.org) National Drive Week is Sponsored by the Following:      …

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October 2019

Virginia Museum of Transportation Celebrates World Space Week

October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, is the largest space event on Earth. More than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrated the theme “Space Unites the World” in 2018.  The 2019 theme is “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars.” Come learn about: The Museum's 1958 Jupiter Missile exhibit Our Aviation gallery and the Oral History of Astronaut Leland Melvin. Leland, from Lynchburg, Virginia is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space. Leland…

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Railroading Merit Badge Day

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Event: Hands-on opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District to spend the day at VMT with full access to the rail yard and museum activities. Earn the Railroading Merit Badge, tour historic equipment, visit an operating locomotive, and go for a short train ride. Lunch and a VMT patch are included. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis! Cost: Event fee is $25 per Scout and includes VMT admission, full Museum access, short train ride, knowledgeable instruction, lunch,…

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Candy Corn Express

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Candy Corn Express returns for 2019! Saturday, Oct. 26th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm!   Ride on the vintage Diesel Train operated by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)  ($3.00 with paid admission)! Cactus Joe: For smaller train fans, ride the children’s train. Trick or Treating throughout the museum! (while candy lasts) Friendly Ghost Model Train - layout by the Roanoke Valley O Gauge Club. Free Face Painting - Spooky Scavenger Hunt - Tantalizing Temporary Tattoos.…

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November 2019

Roanoke STEAM Day

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

SIGN UP FOR STEAM DAY 2019 A free celebration of Science, Technology,  Engineering,  Arts and Math for local students and home-schoolers. REGISTER YOUR CLASS When: STEAM Day 2019 is on Friday November 8th, 9:30am-2:00pm Who: Grade K-12 students (home-schoolers included) Participating Organizations: Science Museum of Western Virginia, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Taubman Museum, Radford University Carilion Cost: FREE! Just register your class via the link above About STEAM Day STEAM Day is an annual event created by a group of organizations to inspire students…

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Military Appreciation Day

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

November 9th, 2019  12:00 am –4:00 pm Join with us in this year’s Military Appreciation Day  as we celebrate our Veterans and Active Duty Military. Weekend events include: Free admission for Veterans – Active & Retired military. Zoo animals from Mill Mountain Zoo Cactus Joe: For smaller train fans, ride the children’s train. Model Trains: Enjoy the many exciting exhibits of the museum and the opportunity to visit with the Roanoke Model Engineers Train Club and their O, HO, and…

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Truck Transportation Merit Badge Day

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Event: Interesting opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District. Spend the day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation with full access to the rail yard and galleries, earn the Truck Transportation merit badge, ride on a historic bus courtesy of the Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum to visit the local Old Dominion Freight Line truck terminal, and learn from truck experts; lunch and a Virginia Museum of Transportation patch are included. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis…

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Holiday Photo Sessions

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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December 2019

Candy Cane Express

December 7 - December 8
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

It’s the Roanoke Valleys Favorite Holiday Family Event! If you like the Candy Corn Express you’ll also like December’s Candy Cane Express featuring Santa, music and so much more!  Sponsored by Grand Home Furnishings & WDBJ7. Event hours are Saturday, Dec 7th 10am-4pm & Sunday, Dec 8th 12pm-4pm. • Take your picture with everyone’s favorite Santa! • Diesel Train Rides: operated by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society - train rides are $3 per person, in addition to…

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