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San Diego Model Railroad Museum

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum’s mission is to research, collect, preserve, and present the heritage of American railroading with scale models of California railroads. Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks, they are in the heart of natural beauty framed by the majestic backdrop of Balboa Park. This is a space where imagination is beautifully engineered. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as programming for all ages.

At every twist, turn, and tunnel, the museum sparks curiosity with developing educational programming that includes education milestones like critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving. Exhibits transform little engineers to modelers who tinker with engines and nail down track to build and transform something from nothing. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum remains as the only model railroad museum in the United States to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Hours

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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