Donate Today!

What makes the San Diego Model Railroad Museum special isn't just our breathtaking exhibits and programs—it’s the people who bring it to life. Members, donors, volunteers, and employees make SDMRM what it is today!

Remember, trains are serious business here at the museum; not only for our little engineers, but also for our modelers, train operators, and many volunteers. For over 30 years we have been a resource for train modelers, artist, architects, engineers, and families in San Diego.

A gift to our annual fund provides critical funding necessary for programs such as:

  • Education

  • Ground breaking exhibits

  • Visitor experience improvements

  • Family celebrations

  • And much more!

There are several ways you can give:

  • Give toward our Annual Fund

  • Provide a matching gift through your employer

  • Planned gifts

  • Make a one-time gift of any amount

  • Set up monthly giving online

  • Make a donation in honor of a family member or friend!

Your continued support ensures that we continue this tradition for generations to come. Donations make a difference and we invite you to help us carry on our mission and vision to ignite passion in the artistry of modeling and railroad history.

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Giving Above & Beyond

Becoming a Lifetime Member barely scratches the surface on major ways you can support the museum.

Members, Donors, Corporate Donors, and Sponsors who give beyond the minimum are acknowledged and greatly appreciated by the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. These gifts not only express advocacy for our mission, but also a shared vision for the museum’s future.

Become a major donor member by giving a gift at these levels:


For information on how to become a major donor, contact Amanda Ochoa by email at, or call
(619) 699-0199 Ext. 1611.