Richmond West End, VA
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2500 W Broad St
Richmond Virginia 23220
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REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: All Ages
COST: The Model Railroad Show is included with Museum admission. Admission is $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors and $10 for preschool-age children. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free.
CALL: (804) 864-1400
Everyone's favorite train show is back for its 42nd year: the Model Railroad Show returns to the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend after Thanksgiving!
The three-day event is packed with activities, chief among them different train displays with various scaled locomotives riding through intricate landscapes and miniature cities created by HO, O and N-scale model train enthusiasts from across Virginia.
Guests can explore the inside of the Museum's vintage train cars (which are only open once a year during the Model Railroad Show); take a trackless train ride on the Teddy Bear Express; see Clydesdale horses; watch blacksmiths forge custom metal pieces; watch steam engine demos; build a breath-powered train in the Museum's makerspace, The Forge; and watch 'Rocky Mountain Express' on the giant Dome screen.
Plus, guests can explore three floors of interactive exhibits! Don't miss seeing 'All Aboard!', the Museum's centennial anniversary exhibition featuring photography and artifacts that tell the story of Richmond's booming train station during its years in operation (1919-1975). Also, the "Bionic Me," touring exhibition is on display showcasing inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped humans change the world.