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Building Steam

Building Steam explores the origins of steam locomotives in Britain, who created them, and their spread from the United Kingdom to rest of the world! This exhibit also examines the introduction of the first public and modern railways, the railway mania that transpired, and the end of the steam locomotive era as diesel and electric locomotives became more popular.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jan 15 - ongoing
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price

$6 - $11.50

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ON THE STEPS AT SDMA:

Jul 26, 2019

Celebrate the Museum’s summer exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain with this community event highlighting Spanish arts and culture. The Museum will offer free admission, including access to Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, from 5:00–8:00 p.m. Enjoy hands-on art-making activities, live music and dance performances, and learn about how the Spanish empire influenced the exchange of culture throughout the world.

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Alicia Olatuja

Jul 26, 2019

Alicia Olatuja astounds audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the spotlight in 2013, whilst performing at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz-based ensemble and recorded her first solo album.

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Screen on the Green: Dracula

Aug 29, 2019

Shot after-hours on the same sets as its better-known English counterpart, the Spanish-language Drácula boasts flamboyant cinematography, moody atmosphere, and intense performances—which is why many critics have for years argued that it is the superior adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel.

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Opening Celebration for “Black Life: Images of Res

Aug 30, 2019

Enjoy free admission to our opening celebration inside Gallery 14/15.

Take this opportunity to celebrate the opening of the extraordinary new exhibition Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience in Southern California with the Museum’s partners from the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts and California State University, Northridge inside Gallery 14/15.

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Events

ON THE STEPS AT SDMA:

Jul 26, 2019
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Alicia Olatuja

Jul 26, 2019
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Screen on the Green: Dracula

Aug 29, 2019
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Opening Celebration for “Black Life: Images of Res

Aug 30, 2019
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