The Magic of Model Trains Rolls into Birmingham at McWane Science Center


November 19, 2020


Annual holiday tradition appeals to kids of all ages


BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – All aboard! It’s time to punch your ticket for a Birmingham holiday tradition, The Magic of Model Trains, at McWane Science Center.

McWane’s annual excursion rolls from November 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021, celebrating all shapes and sizes of model trains and recreations of miniature landscapes. No detail escapes the builders of the quaint countryside and tiny towns. Locomotives of all sizes steam across covered bridges and roll slowly through crowded downtowns bustling with holiday shoppers. The trains on McWane’s magical rail lines persevere through a thunderstorm and chug past a drive-in movie theater, calling to mind memories of a simpler time.

Train lovers of all ages will be mesmerized by the wonder of the rails. It’s an unforgettable holiday ticket to ride for everyone–from toddlers to seniors–that fires the imagination. All aboard for a terrific holiday treat!

The Magic of Model Trains is just one of the many Magic of Winter events planned to give families hours of holiday fun at McWane Science Center. Check out for details on the Grab-A-GrinchVirtual Visit with SantaMcWane Makers’ Market, and more. The Magic of Winter events at McWane Science Center are presented by Royal Cup Coffee and Tea.


About McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) science center, children’s museum, natural history museum, aquarium and IMAX Dome Theater featuring IMAX with Laser projection technology. Designed to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science,” McWane Science Center was named “Alabama Tourism Attraction of the Year” for 2020 and has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. The McWane Collection houses the largest collection of fossils in Alabama. Visit for more information.

Media contact: Melanie McCraney (205) 910-1323