• Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Did you spend too much time cooped up over the holidays? Family driving you crazy? Treat your Cabin Fever with a trip to the Railroad & Heritage Museum for fun activities and free admission to the special “Sign of the Times” exhibit. Enjoy one last day of celebration before getting back to the regular grind.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Don't miss your chance to see "Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012," on display in the temporary exhibit gallery December 15, 2017 to January 19, 2018.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    "Russell Lee Photographs" exhibit will be on display in the temporary exhibit gallery from January 27, 2018 to March 10, 2018. Stop by to see photographs by Texas’s renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee - The exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Calling all wizards, super-heroes, princesses, galactic explorers, and geeked-out friends! Whether you’re into history, comic books, model trains, mad science, princesses, space aliens, or mythic battles, this is the place to be. Make it extra fun by coming in costume and enjoy a variety of “geeky” activities. Free!

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Take a step back in time and learn about traditional crafts! Watch the experts and try your hand at skills like weaving, spinning wool, pottery, leather-working, or basket-making. Get hands on with the past and try a new craft!

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    "Russell Lee Photographs" exhibit will be on display in the temporary exhibit gallery from January 27, 2018 to March 10, 2018. Don't miss the chance to see photographs by Texas’s renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee.

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    10am-4pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids over Spring Break? Make tracks to the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum this March for the 4th Annual Spring Break Model Train Display. Stop by the Grand Lobby of the Santa Fe Depot from March 13th-17th, as members of the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMod) will be running multiple train layouts and be on hand to talk about their hobby and the work they have done to complete these model train layouts. Visitors can enjoy the trains during the regular museum hours, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There is no fee to view the model train exhibit. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Come celebrate what it means to be Texan! Whether you are a native or just moved here, come see what made Texas great.

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    11am-1pm

    We’re hosting the Smithsonian’s exhibit “Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Back Yard.” Come help us celebrate with some great retro backyard games and activities. We promise not to make you mow the grass! FREE!

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    10am-4pm

    The museum is partnering with Amtrak and the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders for a fun day celebrating trains. Stop by to explore vintage train cars, model train layouts, railroad crafts, music, and rides. You may even win a free trip on Amtrak! FREE! Find out more at http://www.templerrhm.org/national-train-day-2018/ We are also hosting a family train ride on Amtrak. Tickets must be purchased in advance - visit http://www.templerrhm.org/ntdride2018/ for more info.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    11am-1pm

    You might think Marco Polo is just a game to play in the pool, but did you know he was also a famous explorer? From sailing the seven seas, to mapping the United States, there is always someplace and something to discover. Have an adventure with us as you learn about famous explorers and get ideas for your next adventure, even if it’s in the backyard! FREE!

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Who says you can’t have fun when it’s hot outside? Join us in celebrating UV Safety Month with tips on how to be safe from the sun’s rays and come check out fun for the entire family with activities to cool you down.

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018
    9am-12pm

    Join the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders to learn the ins and outs of this exciting hobby. Kids will get the chance to run some of CentraMod's layouts and complete a small modeling project to take home. For kids ages 5-12. Preregistration required by calling 254-298-5172. Register by July 6. Cost is $10.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Always dreamed of being Indiana Jones?  Well come and check out what real archaeologists do when they aren’t making movies in Hollywood.  Learn about how archaeology differs from paleontology, what cool things archaeologists do both in and out of the field, and explore the way people made things thousands of years ago! FREE!

  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    10am-2pm

    In honor of our exhibit, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, stop by the museum for a free fun-filled day celebrating this American destination. Free admission to the exhibit will be offered during the event.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018
    2:00 pm

    On Tuesday, September 11th, at 2:00 p.m., Tim Baldwin, editor of RollerCoaster! Magazine, will discuss the history of Coney Island and the rollercoasters that made it famous. Mr. Baldwin is also Communications Director of American Coaster Enthusiasts. His passion for amusement parks and rollercoasters has taken him around the globe to experience the greatest rides the world has to offer. He has ridden more than a thousand roller coasters and still considers the Coney Island Cyclone the benchmark to which all other wooden coasters should be measured.

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Do you have a sneaky side? Put your super spy skills to the test at our free October Family Day. We’ll be trying some of the tricks used by to pass messages and keep an eye on the enemy.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Last Day to see "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland."

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    "Terror in the Theaters: Fifties Fears" will be on display October 27, 2018 - January 12, 2019.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    11am-1pm

    Unleash the mad scientist inside you! We’re trying out some fun experiments, making crazy things, and may be taking over the world.