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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Trains Over Texas

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
US/Central

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Included with admission to the permanent exhibit halls.

All Aboard! 

Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in the state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend National Park. Along the routes to these geologic wonders the trains will also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the route.

This exhibit (the size of a tennis court) is the largest indoor “O” scale model railroad in Texas.  Don’t miss what is sure to become a holiday tradition!

Free with museum admission.


Purchase a Custom Boxcar

Be a part of Trains Over Texas with your own personalized boxcar! Your boxcar will run on the tracks for the duration of the 2018-2019 exhibit. Boxcars come in two unique designs and make excellent mementos and gifts. Limited availability – Order today!

www.hmns.org/boxcars


This exhibition was organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Local support provided by the Carruth Foundation, Inc., the John P. McGovern Foundation, Glen A. Rosenbaum and Union Pacific Foundation.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $16 (ages 3–11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $16
    • Seniors (62+): $16
    • Military (with ID): $10
    • Groups (10+): $10
    • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $4
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders—all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 for museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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