Rail Days

Experience lifelike landscapes of towns, mountains, rivers and more as model trains animate realistic scenes.

September 23, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
September 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Science Station
Included with Admission
All ages

For the first time ever, miniature trains are rolling into Danville's historic train station!

This fall, the Danville Science Center is bringing back Rail Days. For the first time since starting Rail Days two decades ago, the model trains will be set up in Science Station, the 120-year-old train station building that's part of the Science Center. 

This year's event will feature N-scale and T-gauge model train displays from private collectors. With the new space comes new layout opportunities. Don't miss this chance to explore intricate scenes and unexpected details around every corner! 

Rail Days activities are included with Science Center admission, which is 1/2 off Saturday only! Plus, the new touring exhibition Dinosaur Revolution will be open for Rail Days guests. 

I Want to Go!
close up of model railroad engine on tracks for Rail Days
child stands in front of model train wearing a railroad cap for Rail Days at the Danville Science Center.jpg
Child enjoys model trains at Rail Days event at the Danville Science Center
Family enjoys Rail Days at the Danville Science Center
Close up image of two model trains on tracks
Guest enjoys minture train at Rail Days at the Danville Science Center