♥ Sponsored by Herb Williams in memory of his son Jesse Williams
The miniature train station modeled after the one in Petaluma will catch the eye immediately upon entering the Science and Imagination Gallery. Whether it’s pretending to sell tickets to board a train, taking a seat in the train car, operating the control panel to start and stop trains, this exhibit will delight all ages. From inside the life-size train car within the train station, families can take a seat and look out the window. Visitors watch a video of the actual train as it meanders in and around the Museum’s gallery and lobby spaces – traveling at one point through a miniature model of a Sonoma County town complete with miniature townspeople. The sounds of train tracks going by can be heard as well adding to the magical feeling of being on a moving train.