Celebrate the classic holiday tradition of trains under a Christmas tree and travel across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built "O" scale model, exclusively built for the Houston Museum of Natural Science by Train Worx. About the size of a tennis court, the multiple trains crisscrossing the state visit important and unique places in the state's geology and physiography while preserving the holiday theme with Christmas trees and cars filled with presents. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments, such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend. Along the routes to these geologic wonders, the trains also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the route. A few behind the scene looks at the exhibit design here.
It took three 53' trucks to transport the 1300 sq. ft. display. This exhibit is the largest indoor "O" scale model railroad in Texas. It's been nine months in the making and pulls into HMNS for public display, November 18. Don't miss what is sure to become a holiday tradition! Free with museum admission.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.