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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

Upcoming Museum Schedule Changes

Due to special events coming up at the National Railroad Museum, there will be some upcoming changes to regular Museum hours. Any changes to Museum hours will be posted here. Please check here first, before visiting.

Dates of Early Museum Close:

11/20/2015 - 2:00 PM    

12/01/2015 - 4:30 PM

11/21/2015 - 2:00 PM

12/02/2015 - 4:00 PM

11/22/2015 - 2:00 PM

12/03/2015 - 4:00 PM

11/27/2015 - 2:00 PM

12/04/2015 - 2:00 PM

11/28/2015 - 2:00 PM

12/05/2015 - 2:00 PM

11/29/2015 - 2:00 PM

12/06/2015 - 2:00 PM

Festival of Trees

  • November 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Festival of Trees display among our historic locomotives will be on display at the National Railroad Museum from November 20, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Admission is reduced to $5.00 per person during the Festival of Trees. Join us for this beautiful holiday tradition!

A huge thank you to all of our wonderful Sponsors who make this event possible: Adaleen's Bakery, American Cancer Society, Bay Area Humane Society, Bay Pest Solutions, Catholic Financial Life, Cerebral Palsy, Inc., Country Inn & Suites - Green Bay Stadium District, Debbie's Chocolates, DuBois Footwear, Forever Friends Pet Crematory Services, Friends of the Brown County Library, Gerczak's Liquor & Beverage Catering, Goodwill Industries, Gordon Flesch Company, Great Harvest Bread Company, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay Boy Choir & Girl Choirs, Green Bay Seven-Up Bottling, Green Bay YMCA Camp U-NAH-LI-YA, Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay Stadium, Julie's Café, KZ Radio, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Green Bay, Martinson Law Office, Monkey Tailz, National Railroad Museum Volunteers, Petal Pusher, Peterson Berk & Cross, Proko-Wall Funeral Home, Ramada Plaza Hotel, St. Norbert College - Community Outreach, St. Vincent de Paul, The Children's Museum of Green Bay, The Drift Inn, The Marq, Trinity Lutheran School, U.S. Bank, Valley Apparel & Promotions, Van Abels of Hollandtown, Volunteer Center of Green Ba,y and Woodside Senior Communities.

Holiday on the Rails

  • December 7 - December 10, 2015

Join us on December 7, 8, 9 & 10 for Holidays on the Rails! This special program features fun activities and crafts, cookie decorating, a train ride, and a visit with Santa! 

This program is geared toward children prekindergarten through 2nd grade. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under age 3 are free. 

No advance registration is needed for smaller groups. For groups larger than six (6), please contact Bob Lettenberger, education director, at (920) 437-7623 Ext. 16 or

Activities take place from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Train rides (approx. 25 minutes) are scheduled for 9:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

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.

Special thanks to Schneider National, Pomp's Tire Service, Broadway Automotive, Unison Credit Union, the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Public Service and Cellcom for their generous support!

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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