Discover trains big and small
Imagine the adventures that the impressive Reuben Wells, a 35-foot-long, 55-ton steam engine, had in its day. Travel back to 1890s Madison, Indiana, where this very engine conquered the steepest railroad grade in the United States. The most powerful locomotive in the world back then, the Reuben Wells is right here at The Children’s Museum for you to enjoy along with our other train experiences.
- Operate control lights, switches, and signals on the track.
- Crawl inside a tunnel to marvel at miniature trains in action.
- Play with train toys and sell train tickets at the station.
- Design a railroad or race trains on the computer.
Located on the Lower Level.
We would like to help you prepare ahead of time for some of the sights and sounds you will experience at The Children's Museum. Here's what you can expect in this exhibit.
You can find more information and tools on our Sensory Resources page.