By Kamerine This summer at the Science and Tech museum you can ride on an actual train. It's a steam locomotive pulling two vintage rail cars on an out and back trip, run by volunteers from the Bytown Railway Society. It costs $2 and was totally worth it: the kids loved it!
The trains run between 11am and 3:45pm on Wednesdays and Sundays until September 2nd.
You buy your tickets just inside the museum and present them at the train station which is outside. We bought our tickets when we got to the museum around 10am, checked out some of the museum before heading to the station. We arrived at the station a few minutes before the first ride at 11am, but had to wait for the second trip because it was so busy.
The ten-minute trip was narrated and we were told all sorts of interesting things about the train and the rail cars. Unfortunately the trip was over in no time and we had to leave the train. I think the kids could have gone again and again.
The kids have loved trains forever and couldn't have been happier than when they were finally sitting on one. Definitely one of the highlights of the summer.
For information about the train rides and other fun things going on this summer at the Science and Tech museum visit their website: http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2013-summer.cfm.
Let us know if you decide to go!
Kamerine is mom to 3-year-old Little J and 2-year-old Little K. She documents her life with two toddlers, a husband and a cat at The Life of K.