Someone asked me recently what my favorite holiday tradition was, and I struggled to answer, because we do so many fun things around the holidays. The Behringer Crawford Museum‘s Holiday Toy Train Show is one of those activities! We take the kids every year around the holidays. I love how “hands on” the holiday train display is, the kids can manipulate 30 some buttons in the display. The train display is so detailed, we all inspect all the precious miniature people and places so closely. We notice new things in the display each year. They also have a cool scavenger hunt you can do while you check out the train display. And the engineers are on hand to keep the trains moving on schedule and to answer questions from visitors.
The Holiday Toy Train show is going on until January 13, 2013, and I suggest you take the family to check it out! The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children (free for members and discounted cost for large group, call for information), and after you visit the trains you can check out the rest of the museum. You wouldn’t want to leave without seeing the two-headed calf or the shrunken head! And my kids love the river boat area. While the holiday trains are only up for a short time, there is always a train display near the gift shop of the museum, and it is fun to see too. BCM is a hidden jewel of a museum. It’s small, rich with local history, and they have hands-on learning experiences for children throughout the museum. Our family has a membership and we love to visit whenever we can! You can read more about the Behringer Crawford Museum in this post on FFC.
The Behringer Crawford Museum is located in Devou Park at 1600 Montague Road. 859-491-4003
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Closed all other Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Wednesdays are Grandparents Day! One grandchild admitted FREE of charge with each paying Grandparent
Polar Express Readings (by local librarians – reservations required) November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, & December 23rd at 2pm