Annual Model Railroad Show at Pacific Science Center

46th Model Railroad Show

All aboard! The Model Railroad Show will be back for its 46th year! Meet dozens of model railroaders and experience these magical displays.

Take part in hands-on activities for the whole family. Build a model railroad in Tinker Tank while watching model railroaders work on their displays. Design, test and redesign your very own bridge—make sure it can hold the weight of a model train, though. Create and test a vehicle that protects passengers during a crash. Make sure to get a ride around the Lower Courtyard Ride on a mini train!

Ravensburger will be on-site with components from their BRIO Railway Set for more hands-on fun. Enjoy four play tables with two deluxe world sets, auxiliary sets, tracks, and engines, so everyone can play!

Make sure to add on a special IMAX showing of Rocky Mountain Express to your visit! Go on a steam-train journey through the Canadian Rockies journey, and learn about the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

See models and activities from:

  • 4D HO Modular Group: Ackerley
  • 4D NTRAK Modular Group: Ackerley
  • 4D Hi-Rail Modular Group: Lower Building 3
  • Baby Gramps Diorama: Ackerley
  • HO Layout: Building 2
  • Industrial N Scale Layout: Upper Building 3
  • Interactive N Scale Layout: Building 2
  • Northwest Railway Museum: Building 2
  • Operation Lifesaver Operation Lifesaver: Upper Building 3
  • On30 Layout: Upper Building 3
  • Switching Puzzle Layout: Building 2


Cost: Free for members / Included with admission

Recommended Ages: All ages

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January 18 - 20, 2020


All Day


Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109