Fun Activities for Kids in Santa Rosa

The Great Train Days

Bring your little engineers and let’s make tracks for a fun-filled day at the museum! 

Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23, 2023

Choo-Choo! All Aboard the Children’s Museum Express! Next Stop – TRAIN DAYS!

All aboard the laughter express at the Children’s Museum! We’re chugging full steam ahead with our train-tastic event, the Great Train Days. Come explore our train-themed exhibits and get ready to choo-choo-choose your favorite locomotive activity. We’ve got everything from mini trains for the tiny conductors to a ride-on locomotive for the more adventurous ones.

Come view model trains and meet our neighborhood train experts including Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society, Coastal Valley Lines, and even more!

Your little conductor can build their own train tracks, dance to train music, and take a ride on the Live Steamers train!

Event Hours

Saturday, 7/22 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, 7/23 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Museum Hours

Saturday, 7/22 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, 7/23 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

*Please Note: The Children’s Museum closes at 3:00pm and there will be no Member Mornings on Sunday


Tickets go on Sale July 5th!

Museum members$12
Infants 11 months and youngerFREE Admission
Adults and children$20
Discounted Admission for Seniors, Military, Teachers$17
WIC/MediCal Beneficiaries$10
EBT Beneficiaries$5

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Thank you to our Generous Train Day Sponsors!

We Need Volunteers for our Signature Events

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds. From setting up bubble machines to creating train art, there’s a role for everyone to showcase their inner child skills!

Please contact us with your availability:

Thank You!

Train Days FAQ

What are the hours of Train Days?

Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2023, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

If your parking lot is full, where can I park?

We encourage carpooling; parking in the Children’s Museum’s lot is limited. If our parking lot is full, please find parking on West Steele Lane, Hardies Lane, or Range Ave.  

What kind of activities will be at Train Days?

Enjoy a fun and educational day for your train-loving children! Build your own Brio train in our DIY train exhibit, ride on a miniature train, and get up close to unique and elaborate model train displays courtesy of the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society and Coastal Valley Lines. There will also be an interactive train display showcased by The Diablo Pacific Short Line.

Will there be food available?

We always have healthy snacks in our gift corner. Outside food and drink are allowed at designated picnic areas!

Thank You to Our 2023 Great Train Days Partners!


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