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years. COUNTLESS stories.

The 12th Annual Transportation Museum, held in San Carlos, CA,
brought together over 300 visitors to explore unique and relevant exhibits
and participate in exciting transit-themed activities.


Explore the stories from this year's museum below.


By the Numbers

By the Numbers


Number of visitors who explored interactive, educational exhibits at the museum


Number of transit-themed exhibits and activities, ranging from the Transcontinental Railroad to transit villages in the Bay Area


Number of student exhibitors who presented captivating displays, including a realistic flight simulator (guided by a student pilot) and an analysis of innovative solutions to Bay Area traffic


Estimated number of LEGOs which guests used to build a mock-up of a local transit village


Number of California High-Speed Rail stickers passed out by a high-speed rail representative at the museum


Number of minutes guests had to solve the 
air traffic control-themed escape room to prevent an arriving plane from crash landing


Fastest time recorded by a visitor navigating a remote-controlled SamTrans bus through an obstacle course


Year that The Transportation Museum was created, inside the home of Museum Director Andrew Mancini, at the age of 5

Transportation Museum 2019

From the Transcontinental Railroad to the world's most extreme airports. 
Discover the stories from the exhibits at the museum.

Scroll through the gallery to explore the exhibits. To learn more about an exhibit and how it was created, click the exhibit's picture.

Other exhibits and activities included...

Transit Virtual Reality

Travel on 4 trains around the world, in 360-degree VR

Remote-Controlled SamTrans Bus

Navigate through a San Mateo County obstacle course, complete with a remote-controlled SamTrans bus
(on loan from SamTrans)

Transit Photo Booth

Snap a photo of yourself inside some of the most famous transit scenes from movies

Transit Champions

Simulate Amtrak and Greyhound's intense competition in this Extreme Connect 4 challenge

Transit Agency Booths

Discuss the future of transit at outreach booths from the Metropolitan Transit Commission, the CA High-Speed Rail Authority, and SamTrans

Bus Driver Simulator

Get ready to test your driving skills on the museum's fast and fun bus driving simulator!

Exhibit Stories

The excitement. The fun. The creativity. The spark of knowledge.
Browse photos that capture the museum's spirit.

Photo Gallery

Scroll through the gallery below to browse the photos. Click an image to see it larger, and to download and share it.

Next Year's Museum

The Transportation Museum has transformed itself over the years.
Check out plans for next year's museum, the 13th annual.

For more information on the 13th Annual Transportation Museum in Fall 2022, click here for an update from Museum Director Andrew Mancini. And, if you're interested in continuing to learn about transit before the next museum, check out our online exhibits.

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