Historic Innovation & Future Inspiration

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

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.

Cars & Coneys Cruise-In
Third Wednesday of the Month, May thru September
Dates: May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18
Time: 5:00- 8:00 pm
It’s time for cruising! All car makes and years welcome! Bring your ride to the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum on the third Wednesday of the month (May- September) from 5 pm to 8 pm. Drivers (and a passenger) can enjoy a coney dog and free museum admission.

Lecture Series – “Mascots in Motion: Images and Stories of Automotive Aesthetics with Steve Purdy”
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Writer, photographer, and historian Steve Purdy has been shooting and writing about the details of classic and collector cars for more than 40 years. His interest has always been piqued by mascots, hood ornaments and other small design details. Join us as he shares tales and photographs from his new book, “Mascots in Motion: Images and Stories of Automotive Aesthetics”

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.