San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum The San Diego Model Railroad is the Largest AAM Accredited Model Railroad Museum in North America with over 27,000 sq.ft. of Model Railroad Layouts
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Who's ready to party??? 🎉 Tomorrow is the big day and we hope you are just as excited as we are! 🤗 So, grab your cheesie...
12/13/2019
5th Annual Ales N' Rails

Who's ready to party??? 🎉 Tomorrow is the big day and we hope you are just as excited as we are! 🤗 So, grab your cheesiest holiday sweater and get ready for a night of nothing but fun. Tickets are still on pre-sale for $30. Don't forget they go up to $35 at the door!

Here's a little preview of what you can expect at Ale's N Rails, from CBS Channel 8 News this morning 👇

Ales N’ Rails is a fundraising celebration hosted inside one of the largest model railroad museums in North America.

Seasons Greetings! ⛄ We are excited to announce some very special upcoming holiday events. Here's an update on what's ne...
12/05/2019
SDMRM's December 2019 Upcoming Events

Seasons Greetings! ⛄ We are excited to announce some very special upcoming holiday events. Here's an update on what's new at SDMRM for the month of December 👇

It's that time of year again! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now checked off your to-do list, Giving Tuesday is a wo...
12/03/2019

It's that time of year again! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now checked off your to-do list, Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to give back.

This year, SDMRM has a goal of raising $5,000 for Ales N' Rails and we need your help! Ales N’ Rails raises vitals funds to support SDMRM’s operations and model train clubs who design and run all of our display layouts.

Every ticket purchased to attend Ales N' Rails, donation made toward our goal, or sponsorship made is important and makes an impact at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Think of it this way, if 250 people donated just $20, SDMRM would reach this goal.

Make your contribution TODAY!
Donate: https://bit.ly/33EFl9p
Buy Tickets: https://bit.ly/37ZeQPy

Looking for ways to give back this holiday season? Make a child smile! Come by our gift shop, purchase a toy and drop it...
11/25/2019

Looking for ways to give back this holiday season?

Make a child smile! Come by our gift shop, purchase a toy and drop it off in the "Toys for Tots" donation bin. All donations will go to disadvantaged children who normally may not receive gifts during the holidays.

Less than 30 days left till our 5th annual fundraiser event, Ale's N' Rails! Are you ready? Click the link to learn more...
11/19/2019
There's less than 30 DAYS to Ales N' Rails!

Less than 30 days left till our 5th annual fundraiser event, Ale's N' Rails! Are you ready?
Click the link to learn more about what festivities we are planning, as well as opportunities to sponsor our event or donate to help us reach our goal of $5,000.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo
11/18/2019

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? 🤝 All aboard! 🚂 SDMRM is in need of some extra hands for our upcoming holid...
11/05/2019

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? 🤝

All aboard! 🚂 SDMRM is in need of some extra hands for our upcoming holiday events:
- December Nights (12/6 & 12/7)
- Ales N' Rails (12/14)
- Polar Express Family Day (12/21)

For more information email our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] 💌

#volunteer #sandiego #sdmrm #balboapark #modeltrain

The holiday season is never lacking for treats and neither is the San Diego Model Railroad Museum 🍪🚂Get a Baker’s Dozen ...
11/01/2019

The holiday season is never lacking for treats and neither is the San Diego Model Railroad Museum 🍪🚂

Get a Baker’s Dozen Membership and receive a 13 month membership with SDMRM when you: Become a member, renew your membership, OR buy a gift membership for a loved one! 🤗

Visit our website at www.sdmrm.org/become-a-member to sign up today. *Offer valid November 1st – 30th, 2019*

Happy Halloween from SDMRM 👻🎃🧛🏼‍♂️🚂
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from SDMRM 👻🎃🧛🏼‍♂️🚂

Join us this Saturday, October 26th for Halloween Family Day! 🎃 We will have crafts, giveaways and activities. Watch a l...
10/23/2019

Join us this Saturday, October 26th for Halloween Family Day! 🎃 We will have crafts, giveaways and activities. Watch a live pumpkin carver transform a plain pumpkin into a Halloween masterpiece. Participate in our spooky scavenger hunt for a chance to win 2 tickets to our 5th annual "Ales N' Rails" event.

Come to our outdoor booth in a costume and receive a coupon for $2 off adult admission (one coupon valid per adult in costume). 🧛 Don't forget kids are free this October with the museum council coupon.

👻 Happy Haunting! 👻

This October, Kids 12 and under are FREE at over 40 museums and attractions in San Diego County, including the San Diego...
09/30/2019

This October, Kids 12 and under are FREE at over 40 museums and attractions in San Diego County, including the San Diego Model Railroad Museum! Get your coupon at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

#kidsfreesd #sandiego #gomuseums #sdmc #travel #museums #family #free #balboapark

09/27/2019

The San Diego 3-Railers are bringing Halloween to the SDMRM Toy Train Gallery next week. But the creatures a beginning to make their appearance.

09/23/2019

How ‘bout two Santa Fe diesels to get your Monday rolling?

09/20/2019

Did you know that Plaster City, CA has the last industrial narrow-gauge in the US?

The narrow-gauge railroad is 3 feet between the rails, and it’s owned and operated buy the United States Gypsum Company.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo
09/18/2019

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo
09/18/2019

San Diego Model Railroad Museum's cover photo

Did you know that Balboa Park had an ostrich farm?The Cawston Ostrich Farm was invited to participate in the 1915 Panama...
09/15/2019

Did you know that Balboa Park had an ostrich farm?

The Cawston Ostrich Farm was invited to participate in the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Although many of the buildings are no longer found in Balboa Park, the spirit still remains.

09/13/2019

Can you find Waldo?

Looks like we have a mountain lion in one of our layouts!
09/12/2019

Looks like we have a mountain lion in one of our layouts!

We are offering free admission into our museum to first responders and three of their guests from now until September 30...
09/10/2019

We are offering free admission into our museum to first responders and three of their guests from now until September 30th. Valid credentials/ID is required.

09/03/2019

We love the loop action at the San Diego & Arizona Eastern layout!

Happy Labor Day! We want to thank everyone who work on the the railways to ensure that trains are running safely and on ...
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day! We want to thank everyone who work on the the railways to ensure that trains are running safely and on time.

Hmmm. We wonder if he is looking for a hubcap. 🧐
08/23/2019

Hmmm. We wonder if he is looking for a hubcap. 🧐

08/18/2019

Amtrak passing through Cliff.

08/15/2019

Watching trains on a Thursday is a perfect way to get ready the weekend!

“OK. Let’s see why you’re not getting enough horsepower.”Do you have a caption for this photo? Leave it in the comments.
08/13/2019

“OK. Let’s see why you’re not getting enough horsepower.”

Do you have a caption for this photo? Leave it in the comments.

Ladies and gentlemen, the seagull has landed! San Diego Gulls thanks for having #gulliver stop by #foodtruckfridays!!
08/10/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, the seagull has landed! San Diego Gulls thanks for having #gulliver stop by #foodtruckfridays!!

08/08/2019

Speeding through the Toy Train Gallery!

Can you find the cow?
08/06/2019

Can you find the cow?

07/26/2019

All that ice is looking really good right now! It’s perfect weather for snow cones!!

We are so lucky to have Jim Price visit us tomorrow night for our Railside Lecture at SDMRM on the history of the San Di...
07/24/2019

We are so lucky to have Jim Price visit us tomorrow night for our Railside Lecture at SDMRM on the history of the San Diego and Arizona Railway, also known as The Impossible Railroad.

We still have a few tickets left, but they are going fast! Visit http://bit.ly/2Lw2PIK to get your FREE tickets today!

We want to thank Jim Price and the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc. for making this lecture possible

07/22/2019

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the San Diego & Arizona Railway by visiting our “Living the Impossible” exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of artifacts, photos, and model trains that tell the stories of the Impossible Railroad!

The superheroes at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum are always vigilant! Happy Comic-Con!!
07/18/2019

The superheroes at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum are always vigilant! Happy Comic-Con!!

07/16/2019

Looks like we caught Superman watching the trains go by on the O-scale exhibit!

07/10/2019

Burlington Northern and two Great Northern engines passing through!

07/06/2019

Are you ready for some model railroading fun? We’ll be here until 5:00 pm today.

We hope that you have a wonderful Fourth of July!The museum will be open today from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
07/04/2019

We hope that you have a wonderful Fourth of July!
The museum will be open today from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

07/03/2019

We are loving this view!

07/01/2019

We caught the Pacific Desert Line operating on the N scale layout last week!

06/28/2019

Our campers were putting the finishing touches on their layout today. It’s looking good!!

06/26/2019

We love watching the Santa Fe go by!!

06/25/2019

How about an aerial view of the our Tehachapi layout operated by the La Mesa Model Railroad Club?

Have you had a chance to visit our new exhibit Living the Impossible?
06/23/2019

Have you had a chance to visit our new exhibit Living the Impossible?

Address

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA
92101

Bus Information: (619) 233-3004 Bus Routes: #7, 7A OR 7B Nearest Trolley Station: City College, then any #7 Bus to Balboa Park

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(619) 696-0199

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