Thursday, November 28, 2013

Model Railroad Show this Weekend at the Virginia Science Museum

Enjoy Thanksgiving with all the bells and whistles! This weekend at the Virginia Science Museum, you can explore miniature cities and villages as you check out model train displays ranging from traditional scenic landscapes to Lego-themed models at the 36th Annual Model Railroad Show today through December 1st. Also uncover the science of trains by learning how to build your own model train layout or by racing your favorite engine. Also showing this holiday season at the museum's Dome movie theater are "The Rocky Mountain Express" and "The Polar Express" movies.

With the "Rocky Mountain Express," experience the epic adventure of building Canada's first transcontinental railway as you are propelled on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies. Retrace the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816 as you see breathtaking vistas of the West from spectacular aerial cinematography. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes. Get immersed in an era of remarkable ingenuity as you follow the heroic human drama and engineering that shaped a continent.

"The Polar Express" is based on the modern holiday classic written by children's author Chris Van Allsburg and follows the journey of a young boy named Billy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus. With a family who believes everything from the elves to flying reindeer are myths, Billy's whole viewpoint changes when a mysterious train visits him on Christmas Eve promising to take him and other children to the North Pole. The train's conductor, voiced by Tom Hanks, along with other passengers, help turn Billy's crisis into a journey of self-discovery in this heart warming holiday film.
Visit www.smv.org for show times and further details.  The Virginia Science Museum is just a short drive from Maury Place.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument