Theme days

  • Railroad Jobs

    January 11, 2019 to April 28, 2019

    In our Grand Gallery you can experience a variety of railroad jobs. Along with our tour guide, try your hand at the brakeman’s job, learn how he coupled cars and applied the brakes. Become a carman and inspect hot boxes on a truck or a track-man working on building a section of railroad track or a motorman and operate the streetcar controls. 

    These activities are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at 3:00 pm. 

  • Circus Train

    March 1, 2019 to April 28, 2019


    See the buzz of excitement surrounding the Circus Train in America.  While visiting the Grand Gallery, see beautiful miniature train layouts and poster exhibition. Search for the circus animals and performers hiding in various vehicles.

    Join the Ringmaster and participate in fun activities for children: Juggling with Chinese spinning plates, balls and diabolo, presented at 11 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.

    Climb aboard the Canadian Pacific Neville sleeper car and discover how circus staff and performers travelled during the last century. Tours of the sleeper-car will be presented in English at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm and in French at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.



  • Chicks and rabbits take the train

    April 12, 2019 to April 21, 2019

    For Easter, chicks and rabbits are hidden inside railway cars in the Grand Gallery. Children and their parents are invited to find them during their visit to the museum.

    Also, creativity and tasty treats will be on the menu with an Easter cookie decorating activity from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and from 2 pm to 3 pm. For the modest sum of $2, participants will receive a sugar cookie in the shape of a locomotive along with decorating materials to indulge their sweet tooth, all accompanied by a glass of milk.