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. The museum is the only accredited model railroad museum in the country, and one of the nation’s largest hubs celebrating the artistry, craftsmanship, and imagination behind model railroading. Four fascinating layouts are based on actual historic railway lines, while the fantastical Toy Train Gallery is sure to spark smiles.
The museum is OPEN Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The museum is located on the lower level of the Casa De Balboa building, next to the Prado Restaurant and across from the lily pond in Balboa Park. Admission is available at the door, but online tickets are available and encouraged.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Toy Trains Through the Decades
Happy Holidays! Our Winter Exhibit here at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is “Toy Trains Through the Decades.”
This exhibit looks at the history of toy trains through the decade, starting with the late 1800s and into the modern era, as well as exploring the reason why we run trains around Christmas trees.
Toy Trains Through the Decades is included as part of museum admission.
Date: Thursday – Sunday, Nov. 21st, 2022- Jan. 3rd, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado San Diego CA 92101
Visit San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Please visit sdmrm.org/yourvisit for holiday hours and special hours.
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA