Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday Fieldtrip - Model Train Museum

On Friday, the kids had no school - I'm not sure why. Needing to get out of the house, we loaded up the car and took off for the library where we met up with Susan and her kids to see the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul. Our libraries have this wonderful program where we can check out free museum passes. We were able to get enough to cover all of our admission tickets which is my kind of field trip!

The museum is located in the old Northern Pacific Railway building which was used to repair passenger cars. The outside of the building has these gorgeous doors all around the building!

Inside, the building has been converted into office space with big sweeping arches and lots of original brick. It would make a beautiful reception site!

I love this bench made out of an old railroad car.

Calvin freaked out about having so many people in the elevator. He took the stairs when we left. Once inside the museum though, Calvin was in heaven! The museum is small but with tons to see. The big kids loved the scavenger hunt and the little kids were content to watch the trains go by and play with the Thomas tables set up near the entrance. There are buttons to push that make the lights turn on or the trains to go and a big train bell to ring. Definitely a great place to see for all ages.


  1. What is this, model train weekend? Greg and my dad just went to one today.