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S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp


In this fun and exciting summer camp, children will learn about the role railroads played in shaping the United States.
Each day of this week-long camp students will participate in discussions and activities revolving around one of the STEAM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Snacks Provided

MEMBER COST: $95 | NON MEMBER COST: $125

Ages 5-8- 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 9-12 1pm-4pm
(Times may be subject to change)
To register: click here

Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up available

SPONSORED BY:
McDonald’s of Siouxland
Prince Manufacturing
Farrell’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Scheels

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Be An Engineer Day

The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a Be An Engineer Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer’s seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

During each 2 hour-long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

Up to four people may share each of the hour-long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs.

Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

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Rail Yard Talks: Riding the Orphan Train

Rail Yard Talks:
Riding the Orphan Train

Join us for our Rail Yard Talks series. This month we are pleased to present Riding the Orphan Train, presented by Dr. Rudy Daniels.

The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

Admission Rates Apply.
Adults- $10
Children- $8
Groups up to 4 -$20

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Touch a Truck or Train Event

Come explore some of the coolest big vehicles in the area. We will have fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, construction equipment, military vehicles and more. Sit in the seats, blow the horns, or turn on the sirens. Climb into the cab of our Great Northern #1355 steam locomotive, Old Ironhorse, or our 45-ton switcher diesel locomotive and pretend you are the engineer or fireman. Lots of great photo opportunities so bring the camera. This is a huge hit with kids of all ages.

This year there will be a special quiet hour from 9-10 a.m. During this quiet hour, we invite children with special needs to come and enjoy the big rigs without all the noise and the crowds.  We recognize that the noise level and crowds can make it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy this event. We hope that quiet hour will help those who are looking for the entertainment, without the noise.

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Reading by the Rails

 

At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

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Rail Yard Talks: Women in Railroading

Rail Yard Talks: Women in Railroading

Dr. Rudy Daniels will give a presentation on the history of women in the railroad industry. Please join us, and bring your wife, mom, grandma, or another significant woman in your life for this Pre-Mother’s Day treat! Make it a whole day by taking advantage of our Trains, Tripods, and Snapshots event. Get your picture taken with our restored steam engine, or other rail cars.

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Be An Engineer Day

The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a Be An Engineer Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer’s seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

During each 2 hour-long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

Up to four people may share each of the hour-long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs.

Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

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Reading by the Rails

 

At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

This month’s program: My Pet Train

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Trains, Tripods & Snapshots

In conjunction with Sioux City Historic Preservation Week, this event is a great opportunity to observe the on-going preservation and restoration work being done at the museum. Be sure to bring your camera along with friends and family to the event as many of the museum’s buildings, railcars, and locomotives will be on display, including our one-of-a-kind steam locomotive.

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Dinner by the Rails

Please join us for the second annual Dinner by the Rails. This “Progressive Dinner” will feature each course in a different building within our recently renovated museum complex. Enjoy a wonderful meal and experience the museum complex in a different way, all while helping to raise funds for the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

Proceeds from this event will assist with 2018 operations, special project completion, and educational programming. The Sioux City Railroad Museum is owned and operated by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

This event begins at 6pm. No tickets will be available the day of the event. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time.

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