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Model Trains Show at MISci

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 12/23/2021
The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) will present its annual Model Trains Show beginning Friday, November 26, 2021. The 19 x 27-foot display features five concurrently running tracks that weave through scenes of amusement parks, a vintage Plasticville town, and freight yards and depicts how trains transformed transportation and impacted the growth of the country. Passengers, freight, and more travel the main loop as vintage equipment loads logs onto the short line. New lighting and working crossing gates have been added for this year's display.

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The Holiday Train & Toy show is back at miSci for the Holiday season! Explore the intricate 19 x 27- foot display of running O-Gauge model trains. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates. Take in the details of the giant 144-square foot LEGO display with over half a million bricks created by former Legoland Master Builder - Ian Coffey. Test your train-operating skills against GE’s Trip Optimizer software—a smart, automated cruise control system that aids locomotive drivers. Meet the scientists and engineers from GE who created the Trip Optimizer software. Saturdays 10-12 & 1-3 through January 13. Don’t miss the holiday planetarium show – Season of Light – while you are here!


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15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY, 12308
United States


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miSci Guest Relations
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
Wednesday through Friday: 1–5 p.m. (10 a.m.–1 p.m. for groups) Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 12–5 p.m.
Museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for children. Free for Members and children under 3.


All Ages Adults & kids together