The world's largest steam locomotive, weighing in at 1.1 million pounds.
The GG-1 is America’s most famous electric locomotive. Its steamlined body has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, as a Lionel toy train, and in dozen’s of artists’s paintings over the years.
Fast and fashionable, the Aerotrain was designed to travel at over 100mph. Charles Jordan led the design team at GM, and was also responsible for the famous Cadillac tail fins introduced in the late 1950s.
Drumheads are illuminated signs bearing the logos of trains. These were attached to the rear of the last car, and offered a powerful way for train lines to brand themselves. Our collection of these rare railroad artifacts is the largest know to exist.
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!
Thomas the Tank Engine will be back at the National Railroad Museum from June 15-19, 2016!
As the largest fundraiser for the Museum, A Day Out with Thomas allows little engineers and their families to enjoy a 25-minute train ride with their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, and enjoy a day of fun activities including games, arts and crafts, live music, and much more!
Train rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:15 am through 4:45 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour! - are $18 plus tax for ages two and up. Buy your tickets before June 1st for a $2.00 early bird discount!
Click Here to purchase tickets or call 866-468-7630.
Advanced Engineers - Ages 13-15 July 11-15, 2016
Our advanced camp is devoted to more sophisticated model railroading projects. The Advanced Engineers will also take a one-day field trip to several professional railroad-related sites outside the Green Bay area. This camp will go beyond any previous summer camp experience.
Engineers - Ages 8-12 July 25-29, 2016
Summer Camp Engineers will find a host of train-related activities waiting for them in camp based on this year’s theme: high-speed rail. The most popular of which is working on an HO-scale model railroad. While discussing high-speed rail, we’ll work in a little science and math, but will still keep everything fun and challenging. Check back here for registration beginning February 19, 2016.
Junior Engineers - Ages 5-7 August 8-12, 2016
This new camp is designed just for younger train engineers. The camp time each day is shorter, but we’ll pack plenty of activities into each day. The Junior Engineers camp will focus on the Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive. We’ll tell stories about it, measure it and do a few crafts related to this huge, legendary piece. Most of all, we’ll have fun.
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On Sunday, May 15, 2016, participating local organizations are holding a Member Swap day. As a member of any one of the following organizations, you will be welcome to visit any of the other institutions for free!:
National Railroad Museum
Green Bay Botanical Garden
The Children's Museum of Green Bay
Neville Public Museum