This event kicks-off the grand opening of our newest exhibit, All Aboard, located inside historic Union Station. All Aboard brings to life the story of the Transcontinental Railroad from conception to completion and features a working HO scale model railroad, built by the Springfield Railroad Society, Inc, and is surrounded by the stories of people who made this great dream a reality. All Aboard is a family friendly exhibit that will immerse all ages in America’s love of trains.

Clifford THE BIG RED DOG will be here with WILL-TV for photos and a limited number of families will receive a complimentary copy of the brand-new book Clifford and the Railroad Crossing, compliments of Safe Kids Worldwide.

The park will be full of activities and vendors to engage children of all ages: surveyors, blacksmiths, Harvey Girls and railroad laborers. Telegraph machines and crafts are all part of this family friendly interactive experience.