Hours of Operation

April 17 through October 15, 2015
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
October 16, 2015 through March 31, 2016
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sundays
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter
Hours subject to change - please call 910-763-2634 for latest information.

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The Children's Hall is a great place for little ones to "play trains" and fire up the trains on the O-Gauge (Lionel) layout.


Designed for young visitors, we have fun listening to a couple of stories, having an activity, and enjoying the trains in the Children's Hall.  First & third Mondays each month, 10:30 a.m.  SPECIAL PRICE only $5 per family to cover cost of activity materials & snacks.


Our youngest visitors love the Children's Hall, where imaginations have free rein on the play tables in lively surroundings.  A large-scale layout backs up the play area, providing lots of actions and operating accessories.




Children's films run continuously while kids get to build their own railroad empires.  Push-button operation on the layouts lets kids start up the trains for their own imaginary travels.

The miniature caboose provides a space for pillow play, as well as a place for photos.