Trains at the Bullock


January 5 – January 7, 2024

Explore the world of trains this weekend at the Bullock Museum.

Event Details

Enjoy a Texas-size model train display and demonstration. Hear train whistles blow and axles grind as Tinplate Trackers of Austin's miniature locomotives chug along tiny rails set in intricate scenes. Children will be mesmerized by miniature-sized model train engines whirling around tracks laid out in the museum’s lobby. Adults may channel their inner engineers as they talk with model train enthusiasts and view expertly crafted model railroad scenes, including detailed cities and towns, rural landscapes, and a mini carnival.

Train model display will be on view

  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

​​The Texas-sized model train display and demonstrations are free with Museum admission and as part of H-E-B Free First Sunday on January 7.

Additionally, climb aboard the IMAX® Theatre for the biggest adventure on wheels and watch Train Time on a screen the size of Texas. Buy your IMAX documentary tickets here or at the Museum ticketing counter.

About Family Programs

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

Secondary image courtesy Tinplate Trackers of Austin

The Tinplate Trackers of Austin, Texas is a 3-rail O-Gauge Model Train Club located in the Austin area. The club participates in a number of model railroading activities and events in Central Texas.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.