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News release from Science Central:

Model Trains to Ride the Rails at Science Central During Thanksgiving Weekend

(November 20, 2015) – Model trains will roll into Science Central for the popular Festival of Trains event during the Thanksgiving holiday from Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29.

Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to observe model train sets in action, demonstrated by local model train groups, including the Maumee Valley Model Railroad Club, Northeast Indiana N-Scalers, Northeast Indiana O-Scalers, and T.R.A.I.N of Indiana. The Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council will also be on board to share historical perspectives of railroad transportation in Fort Wayne.

In addition, Operation Lifesaver will educate visitors about train safety, and there will also be hands-on fun for the kids as volunteer Dan Moody presents his Train Stop, a room full of train sets for exploration on Friday and Saturday. A special “Trains around the World” display will also be shown on the Science On a Sphere exhibit.

Science Central will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $8 per person. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free. Members of Science Central are free.

Science Central will also be a stop on the Downtown Improvement District’s Holly Trolley shopping tour of downtown on Saturday, November 28. Admission to Science Central is not required to visit the Science Central Gift Shop.


About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for 20 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit



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