Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

When is this event?

The date of the event is March 2, 2024. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center and classes begin at 9 a.m. Classes and activities will conclude by 3 p.m.

Where is this event?

North Carolina Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Dr,
Spencer, N.C. 28159


What does this event include?

This event includes:

  • Admission to the N.C. Transportation Museum
  • Flag ceremony
  • Hands-on activities related to Cub Scout Belt Loops with a connection to transportation
  • A 25-minute train ride around the site on our historic railcars
  • Experience a ride on the 1924 turntable
  • Museum scavenger hunt
  • Free time to explore exhibits
  • Event patch
How much does this event cost?

Pricing and Tickets Coming Soon

What's the schedule of the event?

Check-in is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center.
Saturday morning starts with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Cubs will be assigned to a morning class session followed by time for lunch, a train ride, and time to explore the museum.

What Belt Loops/Pins are Offered
  • Lion: On Your Mark
  • Tiger: Rolling Tigers
  • Wolf: Howling at the Moon
  • Bear: Bear Necessities
  • Webelos: First Responders
Is lunch included?

Lunch will not be provided for this event. We encourage packs to bring packed lunches and we will have food vendors on site the day of the event.

What if it rains?
This event will be held rain or shine. Most activities are indoors, but there is walking between buildings.  Please dress for the weather.
How do I register?

You can register your pack by clicking the “register” button on the main web page. At least one responsible adult (leader/parent chaperone) is required to stay for the duration of the event. Please call Meghan DeLapp at (980) 305-6298 if you have questions about registration.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds or exchanges unless Cub Scouts Day itself is canceled or rescheduled due to weather or COVID-19.

If Cub Scouts Day is canceled, we will offer an alternative date. We will offer refunds for 30 days after the alternative date is announced; after that, we cannot give refunds.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Meghan DeLapp at meghan.delapp@dncr.nc.gov or (980) 305-6274 or June Hall at (980) 305-6274 or email at june.hall@ncdcr.gov.

Please note that the museum has shortened hours on days when THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is offered November 10-11, 17-19, 24-26, and December 1-3, 7-10, 12-23.

Museum Hours on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride days: Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sundays 12-2:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
The regular day-time museum train will not be operating between October 30 and December 25.

The museum will close at 2:00 p.m. on days THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride operates, and all guests will be asked to leave so we are able to prepare for the event. Gates will reopen at 3:00 p.m. for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event only, and museum exhibit buildings will be closed. When visiting with small children during the day, we encourage you to avoid the Bob Julian Roundhouse area because a key scene of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride performance takes place there… we want all of those who BELIEVE to be able to experience the magic during the event.