Release Date: March 4,2020

Akron Children’s Museum Hosts 2nd Annual All Aboard the Akron Express Train Event

Akron, OH (March 3, 2020) – All aboard, Akron train fans! Akron Children's Museum invites you to explore the wonder and excitement of the world of trains in its second annual train event, All Aboard The Akron Express, happening March 28 and 29, 2020, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on both days. 

During the interactive weekend train event, children have the opportunity to play with trains, meet with train conductors and engineers, and explore train exhibits with local experts and fellow train enthusiasts. Kids of all ages will enjoy these fun-packed days, with multiple activities to choose from, including a free showing of the PBS movie Dinosaur Train: I Love Trains, constructing trains out of Legos and a special ride around Lock 3 Park on the M&M Railroad trackless train. 

Guests can also make and take home their very own Choo Choo Chow train trail mix snack, enjoy popcorn, and receive a temporary train tattoo with admission. 

"Trains have long been a fascination of young children, and we are so excited to present this interactive experience for our members and visitors,” director Traci Buckner explains. “We are so lucky to have the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which is right in our backyard, be a special part of this event!"

Also included in the event are, Lock 3 Park, who will have hot food and snacks available for purchase in the Lock Stop Cafe, Home Depot, who will host a make and take vehicle-building workshop, and Burning River N Society, a Northeast Ohio railroad club.

Event tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members per day and include train activities and admission to the regular museum exhibits. 

Rides on the M&M Railroad Train are sold separately for $5 per person between 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.

While attending the event, guests can also interact with the museum’s own Akron Express exhibit—including the captivating suspended train, made possible through generous donations from local collectors and train enthusiasts Howard Pinsky, Gordon Hartschuh, and the late Dr. Marvin Cohen. This special exhibit, and this event, would not have been possible without their contributions.

For more information, or to buy event tickets, please visit akronkids.org/allaboard.

A limited number of vendor spaces are still available at this two-day special event that draws hundreds of people, and it may be purchased for $75 by emailing susan@akronkids.org. Businesses may also purchase an ad for the booklet.