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
Out of the Vault: Items from Our Collection
The newest exhibit from the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Out of the Vault: Items from Our Collection, opens January 6! This fascinating temporary exhibit showcases unique & rare items from our collection, including decades-old locomotives made of pewter and brass. Some of the pieces in this exhibit have never been on public display, so join us to be among the first to see them!
Out of the Vault: Items from Our Collection is included as part of museum admission.
Date: Thursday – Sunday, January – June 2022
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