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WINTER MINI CAMP

Train Travelers

All aboard for an exciting world of trains! Join us for an entertaining week as we learn about the many different types of trains, train safety, and how they work. Your child will also explore our exhibit, Steam, Smoke, & Steal: Riding the Rails through Time, and discover how trains have helped shape our country and community. Through interactive lessons, crafts, and games, we will travel the world of trains together.

Students may come for one day, several days, or even all five! If parents enroll their child for all 5 sessions, they receive a $10 discount for the week. There is also a sibling discount of $2 for each session for each additional child. Before and after camp care is also available for an additional fee of $5 per hour.

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  • Winter Mini Camp 2023: Train Travelers
    BVMNH’s Train Travelers Winter Mini Camp is an entertaining adventure all about the world of trains. Each day features interactive lessons, games, and crafts featuring trains. Join us as we explore the world of trains.
  • Monday, December 18: All about Trains
    Why do trains have so many wheels? How does a train stay on the tracks? We will answer this and more as we learn all about parts of a train, how some trains work, and the first railroad tracks.
  • Tuesday, December 19: Trains in History
    We will travel back in time to learn about the first railroads and when train travel was very popular. We will discover how trains changed over time and how railroads shaped towns, including Bryan/College Station.
  • Wednesday, December 20: Careers with Trains
    What goes on behind the scenes in the train world? We’ll explore some fascinating careers in the world of locomotives. From train conductors to signal engineers, we’ll examine the people who help trains travel, and how they stay safe around trains.
  • Thursday, December 21: Types of Trains
    Trains have come a long way since the first steam locomotive. Jump aboard as we travel through time to see a variety of trains throughout history. Why were steam engines, freight trains, passenger trains, and even circus trains created, and how did they work?
  • Friday, December 22: Trains Today
    Today, you can still ride on a vintage steam train at only 15 miles per hour. This is quite different from some modern trains that allow us to travel at more than 200 miles per hour! What new train technology helped make this possible? Join us as we learn about technological advances, famous trains in movies, the popular model train hobby, and more!

Registration

Online registration is the preferred registration method. Please click the reserve now button to register. Pre-registration is required for your child to attend, and one-half of the total registration fee is needed to hold your child’s space. Museum programs fill quickly, so please register early.

Please note our registration policies:

  • All registrants must pay in advance.

  • Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

  • Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.

To register your child or children for this program, please submit one form per child using one of the following methods:

Register by Mail

Mail completed registration form(s) and payment to:

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Attn: Spring Mini Camp

3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802

Register by Fax

Fax this form to the Museum at (979) 774-0252. A check must be received at the above address within five (5) working days either by mail or in person or your child’s reservation will be cancelled.

  • Winter Mini Camp 2023: Train Travelers
    BVMNH’s Train Travelers Winter Mini Camp is an entertaining adventure all about the world of trains. Each day features interactive lessons, games, and crafts featuring trains. Join us as we explore the world of trains.
  • Monday, December 18: All about Trains
    Why do trains have so many wheels? How does a train stay on the tracks? We will answer this and more as we learn all about parts of a train, how some trains work, and the first railroad tracks.
  • Tuesday, December 19: Trains in History
    We will travel back in time to learn about the first railroads and when train travel was very popular. We will discover how trains changed over time and how railroads shaped towns, including Bryan/College Station.
  • Wednesday, December 20: Careers with Trains
    What goes on behind the scenes in the train world? We’ll explore some fascinating careers in the world of locomotives. From train conductors to signal engineers, we’ll examine the people who help trains travel, and how they stay safe around trains.
  • Thursday, December 21: Types of Trains
    Trains have come a long way since the first steam locomotive. Jump aboard as we travel through time to see a variety of trains throughout history. Why were steam engines, freight trains, passenger trains, and even circus trains created, and how did they work?
  • Friday, December 22: Trains Today
    Today, you can still ride on a vintage steam train at only 15 miles per hour. This is quite different from some modern trains that allow us to travel at more than 200 miles per hour! What new train technology helped make this possible? Join us as we learn about technological advances, famous trains in movies, the popular model train hobby, and more!
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