The Magic of Model Trains returns to McWane Science Center!

The Magic of Model Trains

All aboard! It’s time to punch your ticket for a Birmingham holiday tradition, The Magic of Model Trains, at McWane Science Center.

The Magic of Model Trains

McWane’s annual excursion rolls from November 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021, celebrating all shapes and sizes of model trains and recreations of miniature landscapes. No detail escapes the builders of the quaint countryside and tiny towns.

The Magic of Model Trains

Locomotives of all sizes steam across covered bridges and roll slowly through crowded downtowns bustling with holiday shoppers.  The trains on McWane’s magical rail lines persevere through a thunderstorm and chug past a drive-in movie theater, calling to mind memories of a simpler time.

Ticket to ride

Train lovers of all ages will be mesmerized by the wonder of the rails. It’s an unforgettable holiday ticket to ride for everyone –from toddlers to seniors – that fires the imagination. All aboard for a terrific holiday treat!

the magic of model trains

The Magic of Model Trains is just one of the many Magic of Winter events planned to give families hours of holiday fun at McWane Science Center. Check out for details on the Grinch Grab, Virtual Visits with Santa, McWane Makers’ Market and more. The Magic of Winter events at McWane Science Center are presented by Royal Cup Coffee and Tea.

CLICK HERE to learn more about The Magic of Model Trains and all the other holiday fun that can be had during the Magic of Winter events at McWane Science Center.

About McWane Science Center

Indoor Family Activities

McWane Science Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) science center, children’s museum, natural history museum, and aquarium. The museum is home to the only dome theater in the Southeast featuring IMAX with Laser. Designed to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science, McWane Science Center was named “Alabama Tourism Attraction of the Year” for 2020 and has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. The McWane Collection houses the largest collection of fossils in Alabama. Visit for more information.

CLICK HERE to learn more about McWane Science Center

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