The Science Museum of Virginia Hosts the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show

‘Tis the season for celebration at the Science Museum of Virginia! The Museum invites guests of all ages to experience a beloved holiday tradition at the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show, presented by Dominion Energy. Come explore the historic Broad Street Station turned museum and celebrate a history of innovation through interactive experiences.

This year’s Model Railroad Show features fan-favorite events such as trackless train rides on the Teddy Bear Express, Clydesdale horses, blacksmith demonstrations and so much more! And of course, the Model Railroad Show wouldn’t be complete without an exceptional collection of
intricate model train layouts with scaled locomotives riding through lush landscapes and miniature cities. Guests can also take in a guided train tour of the Museum’s luxurious Car ONE and step inside other historic, vintage train cars, which open exclusively during the Thanksgiving
holiday weekend.

Model Railroad Show 2018. ©Sean Dewitt Photography

The trains may be tiny, but the fun is huge! Don’t miss a decades-long holiday tradition that will create lasting memories for the whole family.
The Model Railroad Show takes place November 29 – December 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A detailed schedule of daily activities will be posted at closer to the event. Activities are included with Museum admission, which is $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors, and $10 for preschool age children. Children 2 and under are free.

Enter to Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets
Model Railroad Show 2018. ©Sean Dewitt Photography

This contest is now closed – Click here to win 4 combo tickets to visit the Science Museum of Virginia November 29 – December 1, for the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show! Entries must be received by 5pm November 19th.

What’s included:
Experience the 42nd Model Railroad Show – See train displays, Clydesdales, ride the Teddy Bear Express and more! Plus, explore three floors of interactive exhibits to amaze and inspire you.
See a Giant Screen Film – Embark on an epic journey that will transport you to some of the most beautiful and elusive places on Earth. See the world with stunning clarity on a 76-foot Dome screen!

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Learn more about the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show at

All tickets must be redeemed in person. All Dome features are approximately 45 minutes and based on availability.