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Santa Train

Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the North Pole. Enjoy a ride through thousands of twinkling lights as we make our way to meet Santa and his elves. When you arrive back at the station, explore festive activities including:

Face painting by Paint Savvy

“Science of Santa” activities

Take-home crafts

Holiday music and light displays

"Skate in your socks" synthetic ice rink

Complimentary hot chocolate

Pop-up Museum gift shop

Magic Wings Butterfly House and Insectarium

Sprout Cafe will be open for light snacks and coffee

Pre-registration required. Children 2 and under free.

* Early Trains: 5:20-7:20 p.m.
* Late Trains: 7:40-8:20 p.m.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Saturday, December 7
  • Sunday, December 8
  • Wednesday, December 11
  • Thursday, December 12
  • Friday, December 13
  • Saturday, December 14
  • Sunday, December 15
  • Wednesday, December 18
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Friday, December 20
  • Saturday, December 21
  • Sunday, December 22
  • 433 W. Murray Ave
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • Location:
    Museum of Life + Science
  • Admission:
    $15-$25, plus Museum admission charge
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