Celebrating Toy Trains

We are celebrating Toy Trains the 
whole month of August! 

 

All Aboard for Story Time:
Monday, August 4 & 18
11:00 am and 11:30 am
Book: Logan and the Big Blue Engines

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Thursday Evening at the Museum:
August 7
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Get a sneak peek of the newest engine to Sodor -- Logan -- a limited-release being introduced to the Thomas & Friends TM Wooden Railway only sold in 20 stores across America! We will have coloring activities and a Thomas playtable set up in the Roundhouse. 

Debut celebration of Sodor's Newest Engine -- Logan
August 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum Store
Logan 

Celebrate the arrival of Logan at the Museum Store -- a limited release to the Thomas & Friends    Little engineers are invited to test out the all new Thomas Wooden Railway tracksets in person as well as enjoy some family-fun activities. Each attending family will aslo be entered for the chance to win some great Thomas & Friends prizes.  Event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday Evening
August 21
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a reading of a special book by FOX 40 Meteorologist, Darren Peck at 6:00 pm

10 Year Anniversary of Small Wonders 
August 23
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The extensive and internationally recognized toy train collection was donated to the Museum by the Sefton family along with a financial contribution that was used to build the Thomas W. Sefton Gallery on the 2nd floor.  Accumulated over four decades by the late Mr. Thomas W. Sefton, the collection includes 20th century toy trains, Buddy "L" riding toys, railroad-related articfacts, approximately 7,000 toy trains and a variety of accessories, such as locomotives and railroad cars from companies including Buddy L., Ives, American Flyer, Marklin, Marx, and Lionel.   

Special gallery tours and lectures will be available on Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

In celebration of Toy Train Month, the Museum Store is offering a 50% discount on the Official Guidebook for Small Wonders: The Magic of ToyTrains exhibit.  Purchase this guidebook for $7.50 during the month of August!
The Museum Store is the only store in Northern California, and one of 20 across America -- and the only retail location in Northern California -- to offer the new and limited edition collectible toy.