Toy Trains

Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart.

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December 20th -
December 29th, 2019

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Swing by to enjoy the 14th year of this beloved annual pop-up exhibit at the MAH.

Hear the roar as the diesel starts up, the blast of the mighty horn, the squeal of the brakes as these tiny trains slow for a curve and the chatter between the engineer and the control tower. Members of the Golden State Toy Train Operators will be on hand to help young engineers master controls and answer questions. Plus, bring your own toy train to show off and put it on the track.

Don't forget to enter the raffle when you arrive. You could win your very own model toy train!

Toy Trains Hours & Holiday Schedule

Toy Trains is free and open to the public from 10am-5pm Friday, December 20th through Sunday, December 29th.


Saturday, December 21st & Christmas Eve, December 24th Toy Trains closes at 3pm.

Toy Trains and the MAH are Closed Christmas Day, December 25th.

Fuel the Fun

Toy Trains is offered for free every year thanks to the year-round support of MAH Members and generous donors.

Pop Upstairs

While you stop by for Toy Trains, take some time to explore the museum. Soak up three floors of interactive, family-friendly exhibitions that highlight Santa Cruz County art and history.