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Events at the Museum

Aside from viewing the historic toy trains and running our five interactive train layouts, visitors can participate in special events at the Museum!

Information on programs periodically offered may be seen below. Dates are posted as available, or check our Calendar. Programs are subject to change or cancellation; all programs may not be held every year.

April 26, 2017Open House
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Free admission all day to the Museum, de-accession tent sale, toy train manufacturer presentations, door prizes, food vendor, free afternoon refreshments

June 3, 201740th National Toy Train Museum Anniversary Celebration
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - 40 cent admission to the Museum, live family entertainment, scavenger hunt, activity stations, photo booth, bouncy house, balloons, door prize drawing and a special 40th Anniversary Exhibit

June 17, 2017Movie on the Lawn at the National Toy Train Museum
7:00 pm - $4.00 admission for all guests, featuring a Thomas the Tank Engine™ movie, photo booth, popcorn, activity stations

July 22, 2017Movie on the Lawn at the National Toy Train Museum
7:00 pm - $4.00 admission for all guests, featuring a family friendly Disney movie, photo booth, popcorn, activity stations

August 25, 2017Movie on the Lawn at the National Toy Train Museum
7:00 pm - $4.00 admission for all guests, featuring a family friendly Disney movie, photo booth, popcorn, activity stations

October 18, 2017Open House
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Free admission all day to the Museum, toy train manufacturer presentations, door prizes, food vendor, free afternoon refreshments

November 18, 2017Holiday Train Event at the National Toy Train Museum featuring Polar Express™ trains
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - $5.00 admission for all guests, Polar Express™ movie playing all day, scavenger hunt with prizes for completion, activity stations, special prize drawings throughout the day, photo booth, guests enter to win a grand prize, Polar Express™ trains running on the layouts

November 25, 2017Santa at the National Toy Train Museum
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Free admission with nonperishable food item donation per guest, activity stations, candy canes

December 2, 9, 16, 2017Santa at the National Toy Train Museum
10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Free admission with nonperishable food item donation per guest, activity stations, candy canes

 

Note: Events and details subject to change.

 

Group visits welcome.
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Open house.

Open house events are held twice a year -- once in October and once in April. Admission to the museum is free for these all-day events and attendees are able to hear about the latest trends in the hobby from train manufacturers.

Book signing.

Book signing events are sometimes held during these open houses and at other times, offering people the opportunity to meet authors and/or illustrators and have their books personally inscribed. These are announced as scheduled.
The Train Collectors Association is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history -- Tinplate Toy Trains -- through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains. These events are in furtherance of that mission.
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