With over 27,000 square feet of tracks, trestles, and trains, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a world of wonder for kids and kids at heart. With six exhibits, the museum is one of the largest and the only accredited model railroad museum in the country.
The recent addition of the Centennial Railway Garden leads the way in new technology and sustainable exhibit design, while the Toy Train Gallery, filled with fancy lighting and fast trains, is sure to spark smiles. History buffs will appreciate the fact that most exhibits in the museum are based on actual historic railway lines—this museum truly is an unparalleled experience of art and history come alive.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Riding into the Holidays
Every holiday season we witness many traditions all over the United States. One such tradition we see is the presence of trains, specifically toy trains. Toy trains have become synonymous with the holiday season from store front displays to the presents children eagerly and excitedly open during celebrations. Learn how toy trains became a permanent fixture in US holiday traditions through our new exhibit Riding into the Holidays.
Visit San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Open Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Open Saturday - Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA