Train Days

Families can enjoy Train Days at the San Bernardino County Museums.

Calling locomotive lovers of all ages! Train Days will be rolling back into the San Bernardino County Museums in Redlands and Apple Valley April 6 to 14.

This popular annual event features intricate, operating model trains, a riding train, and family programming.

----- AT THE San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, the event opens with an "Off the Rails" dance party for families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Model train layouts will be running throughout the museum and a trackless train will be available for ticketed rides on the weekends.

Train clubs participating include the ZoCal Z-scale Group, N-Land Pacific Modular Club, Green River Junction Railroad, and the Orange County N'Gineers, who will be leading instructions on module building for visitors. Rail safety education organization Operation Lifesaver will be providing safety information.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for military members or seniors, $7 for students, and $5 for children aged 5 to 12. EBT cardholders are $1. Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free.

----- AT THE VICTOR VALLEY Museum, model train layouts will fill the museum for the weeklong event by returning local train clubs Antelope Valley N' Scalers and Sun City Train Club.

Featured are daily train activities and crafts for families, and a "chugging" photo booth station.

A trackless train will be available for ticketed rides on the weekends. Event partners include Mojave National Preserve: Kelso Depot and Route 66 Mother Road Museum, both sharing High Desert railroad history and its role within the community, and rail safety education organization Operation Lifesaver.

The Victor Valley Museum is in Apple Valley at 11873 Apple Valley Road.

Train Days is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit

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