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The Transportation Museum
San Carlos, California

Andrew Mancini, Director

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2017 Exhibits

This year's exhibits combined interactivity with educational elements, making it easier for all ages to enjoy the museum. The exhibits ranged from how the pioneers got to California to Highway 50 to building a helium balloon platform out of LEGOs!

Transit Detectives

In this exhibit, guests used their detective skills to match 10 transit collectibles with the city that they came from! For example, a bus that said "ACE" on the side of it would be from Las Vegas.

Transportation Museum Collection >

Reaching California

Get a glimpse of what life was like on the trail going to California. You'll get to make the same life-or-death decisions that the pioneers did: Do you pack more clothing or more food? What draft animal should you take? Should you take the shortcut?

The online version of this exhibit is coming soon! Please check back later.

Drivers Test

Test your driving skill by playing a simulator game and answering driving test questions. When you've passed, get your own Transportation Museum Driver's License!
 

Purchase City Car Driving Game >

City Car Driving Game Instructions >

DMV Test Questions >

GET A R1DE

You've probably heard a lot about ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But do you know how they work? And how they compare to taxis? Get answers to these questions and more!

Learn about Ride Hailing >

Uber, Lyft, and Taxi Comparison >

Which do you prefer? Let us know! >

The Loneliest Road in America

In July 1986, Life Magazine described Highway 50 through Nevada as "The Loneliest Road in America." While this description may be accurate, in this exhibit, you'll learn what there is to do along the way. How would a Highway 50 trip compare to a Disneyland vacation?

The online version of this exhibit is coming soon! Please check back later.

Transportation Mutation Station

Make images "come alive" by animating them, adding emotions, and even recording your own sounds!
 

Try CrazyTalk 8 >

Download CrazyTalk 4 >

CrazyTalk 4 Instructions >

Dangerous Train Rides

View video footage of some of the world's steepest, narrowest, and most crowded railways. In other words, these are the most dangerous railways in the world!

View Video >

Transit Targets

Based on a fun carnival game, in this exhibit, you get 15 pennies to score as many points as possible by throwing the pennies into the targets!

Leaderboard from the Museum >

Roll Your Ride

Learn how transportation choices affect climate change while playing a fun carnival game: you roll 6 balls with the hope of getting a very low score or a very high score!
 

Transportation and Climate Change >

Leaderboard from the Museum >

Up, Up, and Away!

Learn how hot air balloons work before building your very own LEGO Helium Balloon and watching it float up toward the sky!

The online version of this exhibit is coming soon! Please check back later.

Transportation Trivia

New this year was a transportation-themed game show! Participants competed for prizes. Whoever answered 2 questions correctly first won that round!

Transportation Trivia Questions >