Historic Innovation & Future Inspiration

Discover Lansing’s rich transportation history – featuring Oldsmobile and the REO Motor Car Company.

Women of GM
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
Although the automotive industry has historically been male-dominated, women have been involved in it almost since the beginning of the horseless carriage. Women of GM will showcase a panel of women who have worked in today’s automotive industry, sharing their experiences and thoughts on being a woman in General Motors. This lecture is part of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Lecture Series in partnership with MotorCities and Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives. It is free and open to the public.

Panel members include:

Lenoris Allen, Alternate Benefits Representative, GM Lansing Delta Local 602
Jennifer Bigelow, Plant Director- GM Lansing Grand River Assembly
Rose Davis, Customer Quality Engineer-GM Defense
Jessie Hettinger, Director of Engineering Design, General Motors
La Verne Wilson, Recently retired from GM; Quality Engineer-Technical Support

Spring “Brake” Scavenger Hunt
Date: March 26-30, 2024
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Kids can pick up a scavenger hunt card at our admission desk and head out onto the museum floor to explore. Each card has photos of objects to find in the museum- we’ll have an easy version and a version for hardcore hunters! Once the scavenger hunt is complete, participants can hand in the card for a little treat. Regular admission prices apply: Children age 12 and under FREE, Adults $10, and Seniors $7. Children must be accompanied by adults.


Hoods Up!
Date: Saturday- May 4, 2024
Location: R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, 240 Museum Dr., Lansing, MI 48993
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
If you’ve ever wanted to peek under the hood, this day is for you! We’ll have hoods up on almost of all our vehicles and we’ll have all sorts of engines on view from our 5 hp 1901 Curved Dash Olds to a 455 cu engine found in the 1969 Hurst/Olds. Docents will also be on hand to give you the scoop on our vehicles. Regular admission prices apply.

car capital auto show

31st Annual Car Capital Auto Show
Date: June 29, 2024
Time: Open to the Public from 10- 3 pm
Pre-registration for the Car Capital Auto Show is now open! Your $25 pre-registration fee will go directly to supporting the operations of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. The show is limited to 225 vehicles and takes place on the museum’s grounds. For more information, please go to http://tinyurl.com/capitalcar

Friday and Saturday Public Tours
Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm
Guided tours of the museum are now available every Friday and Saturday at 1 pm. There is no additional cost for the tour and there’s no need to RSVP. Simply show up a few minutes early to purchase your admission tickets! Tours are approximately 45 minutes long.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 – 5
Sunday: 12 – 5


General Admission: $10
Seniors (65+): $7
Children (12 to 18): $7
Children (under 12): Free
Veteran/Military Discount: $7
Members: Free
Group Rates (10 or more): $7/person

Take your place in history…

Join the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum and help keep history rolling. Enjoy the benefits of membership and the pride of preserving automotive heritage.