Teachers, make the Museum your classroom for a day!


We make field trips fun and easy, and just what your students need! Our educators are creative and nimble. Give us your educational goals and challenges (and enough time) and we can design a field trip that will meet yourbudget, time constraints, and teaching goals. Targeted programming: our programming is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning in multiple disciplines and supports STEM education. Programs can be modified, developed, and crafted just for your group. The educational programming is hands-on and inquiry-based. Knowledgeable educators and docents: Our educators and docents have real-life experiences and love the topics they teach. They excel at engaging students with interactive learning at their grade level, from preschool through college. Contracts are availbale: we offer custom designed programming contracts with school districts, private schools, and home school cooperatives. A contract can help your group save important education dollars.

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  • FREE and easy bus parking
  • FREE parking in front of the Museum for room helpers
  • Help loading and unloading buses
  • Complimentary indoor and outdoor lunch areas
  • Easy scheduling
  • Playground available

Start planning your field trip today!

To discuss ways we can help you, or to schedule a visit, please email Director of Education Ellen Forbes Stick or call 540-342-5670 ext. 108. We invite educators and their immediate family to a free pre-view visit. Please print and bring in the educator information form. Be prepared to show your school identification badge.

Andrew’s Fund for Children

Andrew McKeever

This fund is in memory of young Andrew Hayes McKeever who loved trains and the VMT. Contributions to Andrew’s Fund provide free or discounted admission to nonprofit groups serving low-income children. Learn more about Andrew and the Fund, and donate…

The Virginia Museum of Transportation’s Education Program is funded in part by the Roanoke City Arts Commission.