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More than just trains.

Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to educate the public through programs, exhibits and preservation projects about the ongoing impact of railroads on our lives. The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock.

The Museum's educational programs for students reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. The railroad theme engages students, allowing them to discover learning in a way that is fun and interactive. The Museum also offers a variety of educational opportunities for adults.

The impact of the Museum is significant, with an annual attendance of 75,000. Two thirds of our members are families. On average, 5,600 patrons particiapte in educational programs per year. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!

Announcements & Upcoming Events

The Great Pumpkin Train

  • October 10, 2015 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • October 17, 2015 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your own pumpkin!  Enjoy live indoor entertainment, crafts, and fun activities!

Tickets are sold at the door for this event:

$12.00 per person

$11.00 for members

Children who have not yet celebrated their 3rd birthday get in free!

Dress up your little ghouls and goblins in costume for even more fun!

Sponsored by the Green Bay Packers

2015 Railroading Merit Badge Workshop

  • November 7, 2015 — Check in: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Program 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boy Scouts can earn the Railroading Merit Badge during this engaging, hands-on, one-day workshop. Learn how to plan an Amtrak trip, what freight trains carry, how locomotive generate power, how to stay safe around trains and more.

CLICK HERE to register.

For more information and FAQ download visit our Learn > Education page

Polar Express

  • November 20 - November 22, 2015
  • November 27 - November 29, 2015
  • December 2 - December 6, 2015

Polar Express™ Tickets on Sale Now 

The Polar Express™ at the National Railroad Museum features a live rendition of the Hot Chocolate Dance followed by a dramatic reading of the original Polar Express™ book. Patrons then board the train for the ride to the North Pole. Once we reach top of the world, Santa personally greets each and every child.

You may purchase tickets online at our website at or call (877) 772-5425 to purchase tickets by telephone. You may also visit our Museum Store in person to purchase tickets during regular hours.

November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Weekday shows are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Weekend shows are scheduled for 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. 
Tickets required for all ages.
Standard tickets are $17.00 per person.
Premium Table Seating tickets are $28.00 per person.
Premium Lounge tickets are $29.50 per person.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

*   No discounts are available for premium class. $2.00 members discount is available for the standard tickets.
National Railroad Museum
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  • 2285 S Broadway
  • Green Bay, WI 54304
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