In addition to being a major contributor to San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park, Mr. Spreckels was also a "train man".
His foresight into public rail transit and freight transit was one of the driving forces to help San Diego become the world class city it is today.
You won't want to miss this historic exhibit.
September 16-Present Scales and Rails- Learn about the scales represented in the SDMRM.
LEGO by LGauge Museum November 25- January 10
Polar Express Family Day December 13, 11am-3pm
John Spreckels: February 2 through 2015
Scales and Rails: Present- 2015
Centennial Railway Garden: April 25 through 2016
Mac's Kids Corner Tuesdays-Sundays
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Support the SDMRM Centennial Railway Garden
SDMRM believes creating an interactive garden space in Balboa Park will only enhance the beauty and experience for visitors of our City's Crown Jewel.
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Research for Railfans
The museum library has an extensive reference collection of books, magazines and photographs related to both prototype and model railroading. It also has a sizeable collection of railroad timetables and railroad promotional brochures dating from 1893. more info...
Motive Mac is Back!!! Check out the updated classroom and play area for kids.
We offer train tables, arts and crafts, games, books, operating toy trains, and a chalkboard wall. This is the perfect place for all junior train lovers to play.