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Trains Over Texas

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The largest model train in Texas glides along a bridge surrounded by a hand-crafted Texan environment.

All Aboard! 

Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in the state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend National Park. Along the routes to these geologic wonders the trains will also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the route.

This exhibit (the size of a tennis court) is the largest indoor “O” scale model railroad in Texas.  Don’t miss what is sure to become a holiday tradition!

Free with museum admission.


Purchase a Custom Boxcar

Be a part of Trains Over Texas with your own personalized boxcar! Your boxcar will run on the tracks for the duration of the 2018-2019 exhibit. Boxcars come in two unique designs and make excellent mementos and gifts. Limited availability – Order today!

www.hmns.org/boxcars


This exhibition was organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Local support provided by the Carruth Foundation, Inc., the John P. McGovern Foundation, Glen A. Rosenbaum and Union Pacific Foundation.

Please help us to preserve our collections for the next generation by not using flash when taking personal pictures at HMNS and at HMNS Sugar Land. Exposure to strong lights over time causes fading and deterioration of most artifacts and specimens.

Flash photography is ONLY allowed in the Grand Hall and the rainforest of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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