The Owls Head Transportation Museum, as part of its continuing initiative to offer free admission to all family members under the age of 18, invites all children to exhibit their favorite bicycle or other “vehicle” at its weekend shows as a Junior Exhibitor.

“The display of a child’s bicycle is just as relevant as an adult displaying an antique auto at Owls Head,” said Director Charles Chiarchiaro. “A bicycle is often a child’s first self-propelled vehicle and represents a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment. By inviting Junior Exhibitors to our events, we want to recognize that fact.”

Children can become Junior Exhibitors by bringing their wheels to any or all scheduled car and airplane events. The only criteria for exhibition is that the vehicle is powered by the child owner. Bicycles, tricycles and wagons can be of any style and need not be antiques.

Junior Exhibitor activities will include a Decorate Your Wheels Workshop with materials brought from home or supplied by the museum, a bike parade, and demonstrations and lectures on some of the earliest bicycles from the museum’s collection presented by staff and volunteers. All children exhibiting vehicles will receive a special exhibitors ribbon similar to that presented to exhibitors of antique automobiles.

The next museum event, Trucks, Tractors & Antique Aeroplane Show, will be held Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18. There is no need to pre-register; children may arrive with their wheels between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The bike parade will begin around 1 p.m.

Children are invited exhibit at the upcoming museum events:

• Wings & Wheels Spectacular, July 24-25

• Vintage Motorcycle meet, Sept. 4-5

• Earth Movers & Shakers, Sept. 18-19

• Foreign Auto Festival, Oct. 9-10

For more information call the museum at 594-4418 or visit The museum is located at 117 Museum St. in Owls Head, two miles from Rockland. Open seven days a week, children under 18 are always admitted free.