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.

May 21-22: Steam*
May 28-30: Diesel


Estate Planning Seminar
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us for this informative seminar with up-to-date information on how to easily protect your assets through a properly constructed estate plan.  This free estate planning seminar is hosted by the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. 

May 21


Memorial Day Weekend
As part of the Sacramento Music Festival, the Museum will feature music in the Roundhouse as well as on board the excursion train ride.

May 28-30


Hell on Wheels Episode Premiere

5:30 p.m.
Make tracks to join the Railroad Museum & Foundation for a special, sneak preview as AMC’s popular series Hell on Wheels returns for the second half of its final season.  As loyal viewers already know, Hell on Wheels is an intense and riveting show that highlights stories and little know tales behind the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Ticket info here.

June 3


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 4-5: Steam*
June 11-12: Diesel 
June 18-19: Steam*
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