Museum Timetable

Holiday and seasonal trains along with special rail-related events highlight the Museum’s annual Timetable. Select events include a ride behind one of the Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history or in one of the famous Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.

Thanks to our partners Visit Golden & SCFD and sponsor All Support All Computers.

Special Events

2018
October 27 – Trick or Treat Train

Admission is valid all day and includes activities and unlimited rides behind a steam locomotive. Rides operate 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Admission rates: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15, and Seniors $10.

Grand Camp: Stories in Art & Trains

10:00AM-2:00PM

Session 1
Thursday & Friday July 26 & 27 (Grades 2-5)

Join us for this very special experience for grandparents and their grandchild(ren). “Campers” will step into Old West by spending the first day at the American Museum of Western Art in downtown Denver and the second day at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden.

Guests will explore the history, artifacts, and stories of Western railroad travel with hands-on projects and activities geared for this unique audience.

$70.00 1 grandparent & 1 child with membership
$75.00 1 grandparent & 1 child
$90.00 1 grandparent & 2 children with membership
$95.00 1 grandparent & 2 children
Pre-registration required by Friday, July 20th.

Reserve your ticket online here.

Ride the Rails Days

Thursdays – Sundays
June 14-16, 21-24 & 28-30
July 19-22 & 26-29
August 2-5, & 9-12

Saturdays
August 18, 25
September 29
October 6, 13,  & 20

Rides depart twice per hour from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Admission: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8.

Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door, no reservations required.

Director's Storytime and Craft

10:00-11:00AM 3rd Tuesday Each Month

Young train enthusiasts meet to read stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take home craft. Afterwards enjoy exploring the museum’s grounds and exhibits. The program is a collaboration between the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Golden Public Library. (Upper Gallery)

Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with General Admission.

Free Admission Days

SCFD Sponsored Free Days

To celebrate our partnership with the SCFD the Museum is proud to offer free general admission to all visitors select Thursdays throughout the year:

2018
October 11

Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s historic “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.

Admission: Free
Ride Tickets: Adults $4 (16+), Children $2 (2-15, under two is free). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.

Boulder County Free Days

To celebrate our partnership with the City of Boulder the Museum is proud to offer free general admission to all Boulder County residents select Fridays throughout the year:

2019 Dates TBA

Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s historic steam locomotives in vintage passenger cars.

Admission: Boulder County Residents, Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8.
Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.

Free Parent Days

Celebrate parents this summer with free admission on select holidays for the parent of honor.

2018
Mother’s Day – Sunday May 13, 2018
Father’s Day – Sunday June 17, 2018

Admission: Museum members, select parents and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15 and Seniors $10.
Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket.

Theme Events

2018
Day Out With Thomas
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23

Polar Express
November 7-11, 14-18, 23-25 & 28-30
December 1-2, 5-9, 12-16 & 18-23

Theme Events are unique trademarked experiences with unique pricing, schedules and attractions.

Reserved admission tickets are required. Museum Members receive a discount on reserved admission tickets and the first opportunity to purchase Theme Event tickets. Click on the event link for specific details.

Colorado Rails and Cocktails

An Evening of Colorado History. Relax, have a beverage, and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

2018
August 3 – The Galloping Goose
October 5 – A Ticket to Tomahawk!
November 2 – Train Wreck!

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of Museum displays and the presentation starts promptly at 6:30PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.

Admission: $20 for members $25 non-members. Ages 21+ only. Order tickets online here.

Cub Scout Day

2018
October 20
10:00AM-12:00PM

Cub Scouts will enjoy a variety of activities that complement their Arrows of Light Adventures including: participating in the flag ceremony, trying their hand at geocaching, exploring tools used on the railroad, identifying the rocks and minerals used by trains, meeting an engineer, working with a telegraph, learning a traditional railroad song and more.

Registration Fee: $10 per participant, adult leaders free. Register online here.

Reservations required by Monday, October 15.

Model Train Club Operations

Currently the Museum hosts two separate model railroad clubs, each operated by a dedicated base of volunteer club members.
 
The Denver HO Model Railroad Club operates their layout in the Museum Depot Building Lower Gallery Tuesday afternoons 1:00PM-4:00PM. Members also operate during the Day Out With Thomas event days and during most “Special Events” listed above.
 
The Denver Garden Railway Society club members operate most Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Club members also operate during Day Out With Thomas dates and “Special Events” listed above.
In addition to our normal model train operations the Museum is proud to hos the High Plains 3 Railers Model Club for operation in our Picnic Pavilion Saturday & Sunday October 6 & 7, 2018. Learn more about this fun weekend here.

Private Event Rentals

The Colorado Railroad Museum offers the perfect setting year-round, for your next “Train-Themed” birthday party, event or celebration. Select from several historic railcars located on the Museum’s 15-acre railyard, located in scenic Golden, Colorado or reserve the outdoor Picnic Pavilion for a privet experience.

Learn more about hosting your next event at the Museum here.