Celebrate 30 Years Of Trains At Adventure Science Center In Nashville

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
When the doors to Adventure Science Center in Nashville open on Nov. 11, children and adults alike will delight in the whirlwind of bells, whistles and “chugga-chuggas heralding the opening of Whistlestop Weekend. This year’s celebration marks the 30th year of the Science Center’s popular model train event.

Whistlestop Weekend kicks off Adventure Science Center’s annual All Aboard for Trains! feature exhibition and showcases the area’s finest train collections.  The fascinating miniature locomotive displays feature trains in a variety of sizes, from Z-scale up to the larger G-scale models. With amazingly intricate landscapes, buildings, and fun, interactive components guests can bring to life with a touch of a button, Whistlestop Weekend is sure to excite people of all ages.  

“Trains are an integral piece of our past, present and future, not only in the evolution of our transportation systems, but also in the evolution of our organization,” said Tina Brown, interim CEO. “What originally began in the 1950s as a way to showcase the layout of Nashville’s transportation system has now become a family holiday tradition.” 

Whistlestop Weekend not only offers a chance to experience the enchantment and beauty of intricate model train displays, guests will enjoy a host of special train-themed presentations and activities.  Visitors can learn to craft their own train whistles, design railroad cars, and explore the science of locomotion with Adventure Science Center’s team of educators.  Local train enthusiasts and experts will be on hand giving talks and sharing their knowledge and passion with guests and members.   

Whistlestop Weekend activities and train displays are included with general admission to Adventure Science Center Nov. 11 – 13. The All Aboard for Trains! feature exhibition will remain on display through Jan. 16, 2017

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