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San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Bringing California Railroad History to Life

Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks we are in the heart of natural beauty framed by the majestic backdrop of Balboa Park. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum (SDMRM) is a space where imagination is beautifully engineered. SDMRM features both indoor and outdoor exhibits and programming for all ages.

 Our mission is to collect, preserve, and present the heritage of American railroading with scale models of California railroads. At every twist, turn, and tunnel we spark curiosity with developing educational programming that includes education milestones like critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving. Our exhibits transform little engineers to modelers who tinker with engines and nail down track to build and transform something from nothing.

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 696-0199
info@sdmrm.org

Hours

Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Click or Treat: Halloween at SDMRM

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Oct 23 - Oct 31, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is hosting Click or Treat - a spooky celebration combining both in-person and online experiences! Starting on October 23, guests can lurk on our website...

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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Nov 19, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has debuted Modeler Citizens, a series of informative and entertaining presentations from an array of acclaimed railroad modelers and...

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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Dec 10, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has debuted Modeler Citizens, a series of informative and entertaining presentations from an array of acclaimed railroad modelers and...

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  • Annual Membership provides the best value and free admission all year long
  • Children 3 and under are Free with paid adult

Don't Miss:

  • Online Exhibits
  • Virtual Summer Camps
  • Hidden treasures in every layout!

More Information

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Senior

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