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More than just trains.

Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs.

The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock. The Museum's educational programs for students are interactive and reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. 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 participate in educational programs per year. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!

Announcements & Upcoming Events

National Railroad Museum Capital Campaign

The National Railroad Museum has begun a Capital Campaign for an exciting expansion.

Visit for more information!

Fall Railroad Storytime

  • September 27, 2016

Fall Storytime will feature train stories, railroad activities, and weekly take-home crafts.

Tuesday September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All Fall Railroad Storytimes will be held in the Children's Discovery Depot.
Pricing: Members – Free / Non-members – One Parent and up to two children for $5 per session. (Note: $5 can be applied toward a membership that day.)
Storytime Schedule:
Storytime includes 30-40 minutes of railroad-related stories, finger plays, singing and dancing and general train-related fun and silliness.
After the program, there is always a stay-and-play activity. Each week there is also a new craft project and different coloring sheets to take home.
Patrons do not need to pre-register and do not need to attend all sessions.
NEW: Fall Storytime will be open to daycares and schools on a pre-registered basis with limited enrollment (approx. 30 students) per week. Daycares/Schools need to contact Bob Lettenberger to pre-register at (920) 437-7623, x-16 or

The Polar Express

  • November 18 - December 4, 2016

Polar Express™ Tickets Go on Sale July 25 at 10:00 am

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 the top of the world, Santa personally greets each and every child.

2016 DATES:

November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30

December 1, 2, 3, 4



Wednesday and Thursday shows are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. 

Standard Class: $17.50 all seats, all ages
Premium Class Lounge: $30 all seats, all ages
Premium Class Table: $28 all seats, all ages

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Thank you to our sponsors: Schneider National, Pomp's Tire, and KinderCare Learning Centers!

Railroading Merit Badge Workshop

  • November 5, 2016
Open to all Boy Scouts, the Railroading Merit Badge Workshop is a fun way to earn this merit badge. Offered on Saturday, November 5, this workshop includes six stations covering all the requirements of the badge. Scouts who participate in all six stations can earn the badge in one day.
Registration is limited to 300 scouts and 100 adults. You can register as an individual, a patrol or troop. The registration fee is $9.50 for scouts and adults.

CLICK HERE to register.
National Railroad Museum
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  • 2285 S Broadway
  • Green Bay, WI 54304
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