Have a one track mind Saturday the 9th of September, 2023 as we ride the trains of yesteryear while learning about rail safety and the trains of the past and present. Activities will be available for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts as well as all youth groups. Boy Scouts will be able to work on the Railroading Merit Badge!
There will be guided tours for all age groups. Boy Scouts going for the railroading merit badge will have a special tour dedicated to helping them learn those specific requirements.
For public hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment see below. (Scouts in uniform admitted for $1 off the normal price.)
Click here for Merit Badge requirements. Requirements marked with a star will complete the merit badge. Scouts will need their Blue Card when meeting with the merit badge counselor. We are looking for a few additional merit badge counselors. Please contact us if you would like to help.
For a printable registration form for Scout Day 2023 click here.
Agenda for Scout Day Events
9:00 AM Check in at Depot
9:30 AM Flag Ceremony at the Flagpole by the Depot
9:35 AM Safety Briefing for all guests.
9:50 AM Classes Start
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Boy Scout Merit Badge Exams near Diner
6:00 PM Museum Closes
Scouts who are not on an active tour or in the merit badge classes can ride trains at any time that they are operating.
Scouts who are doing the merit badge classes will be able to ride the trains between 1 and 5 PM.
Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:
Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating.
Equipment Scheduled to Operate:
- Diesel Coach Train ♿
- Shay 5 and Steam Caboose Train
- Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 714 and 749
- Chicago Aurora & Elgin 431 and 460
- Chicago Transit Authority 3142
Adults $18, Senior $16, Children $14
10:00AM to 6:00PM (Last admissions 4:00PM)
All equipment, schedules and prices subject to change without notice.
Operation of equipment is expected to start within 60 minutes of opening and cease 30 minutes before closing.
Parking lot opens 30 minutes before museum and closes 30 minutes after.
♿ = this train is wheelchair-accessible