Public Events Calendar

Rails & Ales Brewfest

  • September 20, 2014
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sample craft beers among the historic trains!

THANK YOU to our following SPONSORSWoodward Radio Group, WFRV Channel 5, De Leers Construction Inc., American Foods Group, Green Bay Seven Up Bottling Company and Radio Results Network

Stroll among the Museum's historic trains while sampling dozens of craft beers, fine wines and food prepared by local chefs!

Unlike other beer events, the Rails & Ales Brewfest allows you to converse casually with brewers and learn about their products as the number of tickets is limited.

Standard Ticket ($35 in advance; $45 at the door - enter code: nrrm5 for $5.00 off Standard Ticket. One discount per ticket, valid online or at door. Offer expires September 20, 2014.)

Enjoy unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples and take home a souvenir pint glass.

Premium Ticket ($55 advance reservation only. Two Premium seatings, each limited to 24 passengers at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.)

Enjoy a three-course dinner aboard the Museum's restored 1939 dinette-lounge car Silver Spirit paired with additional craft beer selections, as well as unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples in the Sampling Hall and take home a souvenir pint glass.

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014. Must be 21 to attend. I.D. is required. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Merrill Lynch Grand Gala

  • September 26, 2014
  • 6:00 pm

The National Railroad Museum has been selected as the beneficiary of the 13th Annual Merrill Lynch Grand Gala to be held on Friday, September 26 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay!

The Gala will specifically help fund the National Railroad Museum and construction of a new, technology rich Education Wing. This will be a key component in an ambitious multi-year capital campaign to ensure continued growth, innovation and community impact.

A welcoming reception begins at 6 pm with a seated dinner at 7 pm. There will be auctions of major items, and Bill Jartz from WBAY will emcee the event.

$150 per single ticket includes event and dinner
$1,500 per table of 8 guests for Table Sponsor
$750 per split table of 4 guests for Table Sponsor
Event sponsorships are also available.
Sponsors will be recognized in the event program and during the event.

For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristin Jacobs at or (920) 437-7623 Ext. 24. We hope to see you at the Merrill Lynch Grand Gala!

Great Pumpkin Train

  • October 11, 2014
  • October 18, 2014

Event Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Train Times: 9:10am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:00pm,
1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm

Live entertanment


$10 for both adults and children, $9 for members. Free for ages 2 & under.

Each admission to the Great Pumpkin Train includes a variety of entertainment, crafts and games for children of all ages – and a chance to ride the train to the pumpkin patch. Concessions will be available. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, tickets will be available at the Museum on the days of the event.

2014 Railroading Merit Badge Workshop

  • November 1, 2014
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2014 Railroading Merit Badge Workshop. Click here to register.

Scouts can earn the Railroading Merit Badge in one day by participating in a series of six activity stations.

The Polar Express

  • November 28 - November 30, 2014
  • 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 3 - December 7, 2014
  • 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The classic Christmas tale comes alive in a dramatic reading and train ride. The Museum closes at 2:00 pm on each day of the event. All show are at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm, except for Wednesday and Thursday shows, which will be at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm only.

Tickets are sold out for 2014!

To print or re-issue your tickets, please click the Polar Express bell.

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