2016 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events


All Aboard for Story Time
11:00 a.m
Museum staff will read a different railroad-related children's story each month and afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents. 

Every Monday


Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September.  

June 25-26: Diesel


Volunteer Open House
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stanford Gallery
Visit with volunteers and docents to learn more about all the volunteer opportunities at the Museum. 

June 25


Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

July 2-3: Steam* 
July 9-10
: Diesel 
July 16-17
: Steam*
July 23-24: Diesel
July 30-31: Diesel 


Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

August 6-7: Steam* 
August 13-14
: Diesel
August 20-21: Steam*
August 27-28: Diesel 


Gold Rush Days
Old Sacramento 

September 2-5


Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September.

September 3-4: Steam* 
September 5: Diesel 
September 10-11: Diesel
September 17-18: Steam*
September 24-25: Diesel


Volunteer Open House
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stanford Gallery
Visit with volunteers and docents to learn more about all the volunteer opportunities at the Museum.

September 10


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Ticket Sales
9:00 a.m.
General public tickets on sale for THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride 

October 1


Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As part of weekday school programs, Tuesday Train Rides are offered primarily for school groups on select Tuesdays and remaining tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25


Spookomotive Train Ride
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Ride the train along the levees of the river and listen to a whimsical Halloween story while the "skeleton" crew passes out a special toy treat for each child. 

October 15-16
October 22-23
October 29-30


Veteran's Day Train Rides
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., departures hourly
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. 

November 11


Small Train Holiday
This two-day holiday extravaganza brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories

November 25 & 26


THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride
3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters; such as the Train Conductor, the Danicing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo. Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf -- Santa himself -- will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleigbell, the "first gift of Christmas"

November 25-27
November 30
 


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters; such as the Train Conductor, the Dancing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo. Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf -- Santa himself -- will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleighbell, the "first gift of Christmas".

December 1-4
December 7-11
December 14-18


*subject to change