Thank you to all of our loyal Polar Express™ fans!

The museum staff has been busy cleaning and instituting policies to keep our guests, staff and volunteers safe. Read more about our Covid-19 policies.

The museum staff tried many different options and configurations, but unfortunately, this year, we find we cannot safely produce the Polar Express™ Train Ride under the current conditions.

“After our debut year, and the blowout success of the Polar Express in Galveston in 2019, we were really looking forward to Polar Express 2020,” said Jennifer Kelso, Marketing Director for the museum. “We began alternative planning back in April at the beginning of the coronavirus, working with other Polar Express venues around the United States. Every conceivable option was discussed. But the safety of our guests comes first, and in this environment, it was impossible to host a Polar Express Train Ride and keep our members, guests & employees safe.”

We are currently hard at work planning a safe, socially distanced, holiday-themed event at the museum.

“Here at the museum, we love Christmas. Seeing the 1932 Depot and the museum’s railyard decked out in holiday decorations is a sight to behold. Our staff and volunteers truly enjoy getting to spread the holiday cheer,” said David Robertson, Executive Director. “While this year’s event may be smaller in the number of guests allowed in the museum at one time, the event is going to be highly interactive and lots of fun.”

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