Model Railroad Show Picks Up Steam at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dust off your conductor’s hat and get ready for the 38th Annual Model Railroad Show this Thanksgiving weekend at the Science Museum of Virginia.

The Museum invites families and friends to join an annual holiday tradition beginning Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Guests are encouraged to explore the Museum and enjoy a diverse collection of model train layouts during this special holiday celebration.

Intricate landscapes and miniature cities adorn the Museum, with layouts ranging from traditional to unique and quirky. Junior conductors can climb aboard the Teddybear Express for trackless train rides on Friday only for a special treat. All weekend, guests can watch a blacksmith in action or visit Clydesdale horses – the original iron horse.

Stop by the Challenge Lab to uncover the science of trains, from creating circuits to building an electro magnet, or join a workshop to uncover the magic behind model train displays. Guests are encouraged to take a trip outside to the tracks for self-guided tours of several historic train cars and enjoy an exclusive tour of the luxurious Car ONE.

Weekend activities include live science demonstrations and special performances by the Carpenter Science Theatre Company. The Dome theater will feature Humpback Whales and special live Cosmic Expeditions, Dark Universe and Wildest Winter in the Solar System over the holiday weekend.

The Model Railroad Show is included with exhibit admission. Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+.