Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing limited guests enter the museum per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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All Aboard for Trains will be leaving the station at the end of February.  

Since 1986, we have been hosting model trains to dazzle the imaginations of visitors both young and young at heart. Each year, countless hours go into creating and building the trains that our visitors enjoy. This year, we're offering 50% off of admission to celebrate. 

This year, we will have three separate models for you to discover!

  • G Scale Model Railroad: This is our largest model train at a scale of 1:25. That means it takes 25 model trian boxcars to equal the length of one real train car.
  • O Scale Model Railroad: At a scale of 1:48, this slightly smaller track would require 48 model boxcars to equal the length of one real train boxcar. This track is also home to some recognizable visitors like the Incredible Hulk and Doctor Who's TARDIS!
  • S Scale Model Railroad: Our smallest train set is at a scale of 1:64. That means you'd need to line up 64 of these train cars to span the length of a real train boxcar.

All train displays are included with general admission. Subject to change. Trains are a seasonal offering. 

Special thanks to our generous patrons Dr. Jack and Rev. Clare Fisher, and Mr. Will Cheek.