Join us for our biggest event of the year!
Every year we celebrate Train Day with our fellow railroad organization around the Twin Cities, and this year it will be bigger than ever with a two day celebration, train rides and top notch entertainment all weekend, the Twin Cities Model RR Museum AND Choo Choo Bob's on site, free shuttles between Train Days at the Train Museum and Union Depot Train Days and much more!

For a schedule of events, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1
10am - 4pm both days
Advance Ticket Special
We're offering a Train Days Special - book online ahead of time and save $2 per ticket OR $5 off a family pass!

First 50 people get in FREE on Saturday & Sunday!

  1. Tots & Trains Story TIme
    Tots & Trains Story TIme
    We usually only have Tots & Trains on Wednesdays, but we're offering a special Tots story time both days this weekend! (see schedule below)
  2. Ride the Train
    Ride the Train
    And meet the engineer! We'll take a few breaks from train rides each day so kids can meet our engineer who will be giving our a Roundhouse token to take home. (see schedule below)

times are listed below

Twin Cities Kids Club Scavenger Hunt

Visit the Twin Cities Kids Club at Train Days to start your scavenger hunt.

Post your results on social media for a chance to WIN a yearlong membership from both the Kids Club and the Transportation Museum! Already a member of one? Then you'll have one for yourself and one for a friend!

Choo Choo Bob's & the Twin Cities Model RR Museum at Train Days 
Us train folks stick together. So naturally we're celebrating Train Days together!

The Twin Cities' Favorite train show and store is helping us to create a special Choo Choo Bob's Corner in our play area, and this is the inaugurl weekend. Engineer Paul will be here on Sunday to help celebrate with a special toddler ribbon cutting, show, and photo op. See schedule below for ribbon cutting and show times.

The Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum   is moving to a wonderful new location in May. Since they won't have a spot to celebrate, we invited them to join us! Come out to Train Days at the Train Museum to see a few of their set ups and chat with their team about their new exciting spot!

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Saturday  Schedule
Sunday Schedule
All Weekend Long

Daytime and Evening Events

Daytime Events from 10-4

At the Museum Both Days

10:00      Doors open
                FIRST 50 PEOPLE GET IN FREE

10:30      Tots & Trains Story Time
                Train rides begin

10:45      Free Shuttle Rides Begin
                Running Between Union Depot Train Days                         & the Museum all day. Schedule TBA

11:00     Peace Coffee Jazz Hour
               Free Coffee & Old time Jazz w/  Patrick Harison   

11:15     Meet the Engineer!
               (time is approximate)                  

11:45     Peace Coffee Jazz Hour
               Swing dance lessons with Dee Daniels Locke

12:00      45 minute TRAIN CREW BREAK
                No Train Rides

12:30     Peace Coffee Jazz Hour
               New Orleans Jazz with Patty & the Buttons

12:45     Meet the Engineer!
               (time is approximate)

2:00:      The Roundhouse Four:
               Railroad Songs Around the Campfire

2:45        Meet the Engineer!
               (time is approximate)

3:00       The School of Rock Performs

4:00       Musuem Closes
               Last shuttles leave to & from Union Depot

7:00      Eat For Equity & Cycles For Change Dinner.                                                Learn more and sign up HERE

10:00      Doors open
                FIRST 50 PEOPLE GET IN FREE

10:30      Tots & Trains Story Time
                Train rides begin

10:45      Free Shuttle Rides Begin
                Running etween Union Depot Train Days                         & the Museum all day. Schedule TBA

11:15      Meet the Engineer!
                 (time is approximate)

12:00      45 minute  TRAIN CREW BREAK 
                No Train Rides

12:30     Choo Choo Bob's Corner Celebration
                 With Engineer Paul!

1:15       Meet the Engineer!
               (time is approximate)

1:30       Folk Hour with the Ochs Clan

2:30       Choo Choo Bob's Corner Celebration
                With Engineer Paul!

3:15      Meet the Engineer!
              (time is approximate)

4:00      Museum Closes
              Last shuttles leave to & from Union Depot


              Free Helmets from Childrens Hospital
Twin Cities Kids Club Scavenger Hunt

Membership special - Twin Cities Kids Club and the MN Transportation Museum

Food Trucks on site

Twin Cities Model RR Museum at the Transportation Museum

New Choo Choo Bob's Corner

Blacksmith & Restoration Shop Tours

Photo Booth

& More!
Make a day of it.

That's right, the Union Depot has a huge celebration this weekend too, and we'll be there with some of our historic train cars, our real train simulator AND 50% off coupons fof Train Days at the Train Museum! Visit us at the Union Depot first, then catch our free vintage bus shuttle over to the Roundhouse for a real train ride.
Our Blacksmiths are giving away something special on train days. More info coming soon.
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