Location and Hours of Operation

Admission Fees and Hours

The museum is open 5 days a week!

Mondays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fridays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (through March)

Saturdays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sundays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Note: We are closed on Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Regular Admission: $10.00, children 4 and under FREE! Family rates available

*Hours and rates are current as listed and are subject to change without notice


See our Group Tour Information page for group pricing.

*Hours and Rates are current as listed and are subject to change without notice


The new museum address is:

668 Transfer Road
Suite 8
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114

The Transfer Road facility is handicap accessible, restrooms are also provided.

Parking is FREE and provides ample space for cars and buses.

The museum is conveniently located between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. From Interstate 94, take the Cretin/Vandalia exit and go north on Cretin/Vandalia 3 blocks. Turn right (east) onto University Avenue and go 1 block. Turn left (north) on Transfer Road. The museum entrance is just after the railroad tracks on your right. (east side of Transfer Road).

PLEASE NOTE: The Bandana Square location is permanently closed.

Find Us:

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Take the Bus!

Our museum is easily reached by taking Metro Transit Bus 16 to the University Avenue and Transfer Road stop. Visit the Metro Transit Trip Planner to learn more.


2017-2018 Special Events Schedule

Fall Hobby Show and Sale: Saturday, September 16th: Our twice yearly hobby show held at the MN State Fairgrounds Education Building. $6 per person ages 8 and up, children 7 and under are admitted FREE.

Circus Trains  – Oct. 7th – 10th

NEW Open for MEA – Thurs. Oct. 19th – Oct. 24th

NEW Halloween Event – Oct. 31st open till 8 pm

Night Trains: Saturdays from November through February. $15 per person, Family & Group Rates available for groups of 3 or more

Military Trains (Veterans Day) – Nov. 11th – 14th

Special Black Friday Hours from 10-3! – Nov. 24th

Final Night Trains of 2017-2018 – Feb. 24th

Circus Trains –  Mar. 10th – 13th

Spring Hobby Show and Sale –  Sat. May 12th (Tentative)

Military Trains (Memorial Day) – May 26th – 29th