Date(s) - 11/20/2018 - 12/30/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Model Trains at the Monmouth Museum
November 18 – December 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 18th, 4-6pm (the reception admission is free and is open to the public)
Model Train Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-9pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Admission $8
Family, Friends, Fun and Food! This year, the Monmouth Museum’s Annual Holiday Exhibition,
This is the Monmouth Museum’s 31st year presenting one of the most unique train exhibitions in the world. The trains have 6 lines on 3 levels, with over 1200 scale feet of track. The model train layout includes an airport and Jersey Shore seaside boardwalk amusement park. Much of the community is represented by the various real estate named for local businesses and families. Museum volunteers and the Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders assemble the holiday trains and create numerous upgrades and additions to this ever-expanding display. The exhibition is designed for kids of all ages, with interactive buttons accessible for their height. In addition, if you bring your children to see the trains, the Museum has two Children’s Wings with various interactive activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
During the holiday season and vacation breaks, the Museum offers a number of MMKIDS activities. There will be a Fabulous Food MMKIDS Craft in the Green Arts Studio every day.
Friday, November 30th at 6:00 pm, Steve the Magician will put on a Dinner Car Magic Show and on
Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 am a S.T.E.A.M. holiday workshop How the Grinch Stole LEGO® for ages 5-10 in the Museum’s new Innovation Laboratory.
Tickets for both special events can be purchased on the Museum website monmouthmuseum.org.
On Sunday afternoons in December, the Museum offers free MMKIDS holiday activities with paid admission culminating on December 30th with a New Year Celebration for children of all ages starting at 12:00 pm.
The MMKIDS will create noisemakers, drums and hats in the Green Arts Studio of the Becker Children’s Wing. Then everyone will celebrate with a Happy New Year Parade through the Museum before gathering for a New Year’s Count Down at 2 pm to welcome in 2019 complete with a ginger ale toast!
This year’s Holiday Exhibition at the Museum will run through December 30, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Admission is $8 for visitors age 2 and over.