Model Railroads, Scale Replicas and More in the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
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The last date listed for New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show was Friday January 10, 2014 / 10:00am - 6:00pm.
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Explore the gorgeous, historic New York Botanical Garden as you take in a full day's worth of craft wine and beer tastings, live music, family activities and more at The Edible Academy Harvest Festival. The city's best purveyors, brewers and vintners will offer samples of their artisanal offerings while food trucks will be on-hand selling savory and sweet fare to complement the tastings. Listen to beer and wine experts as they discuss the nuances of creating perfect food and drink pairings, and even join celebrity chefs (and The Chew co-hosts) Mario Batali and Carla Hall for a live cooking demonstration at the Conservatory Tent on Sunday (admission to this Mario Batali cooking demo requires the purchase of the "General Admission + Mario Batali Demonstration" ticket). Along with live Americana bands like the Minivans and Roosevelt Dime, there'll be plenty of fun activities for families, including garden activities featuring bees and butterflies. The little ones will also get a kick out of getting an up-close look at the tractors, diggers and other machinery that the Garden uses to create its beautiful landscape. Learn More
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I really enjoyed my trip to the Botanical Garden! The train show was very cool... It was mindblowing to see all the intricate details put into each building, bridge, landmark, etc. I can't believe how all of it was made!
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As usual I had a great time at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show! The trains were really fantastic as well as the artistry that went into the building of the trains and the landmark buildings all handmade of wood in miniature scale!...continued
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Called “one of New York City’s best holiday gifts to itself” and a chance to “see the city anew” by The New York Times
The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 140 scaled iconic buildings and structures under thousands of twinkling lights. Artistically crafted by Paul Busse’s team at Applied Imagination, the landmarks are made of natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones and include the original Penn Station and Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The New York Public Library on 42nd Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Large scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground—a quarter-mile of track, to be specific. Late-1800s American steam engines and streetcars travel alongside modern freight and high-speed passenger trains and trolleys. Cable cars travel over the Conservatory’s reflecting pool. Even Thomas the Tank Engine™ joins the fleets, which traverse across rustic bridges, along overhead trestles, through tunnels, and past waterfalls that cascade into flowing creeks.
*New Holiday Adventures
- Open all day for exploration
Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30pm–5:30pm
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Calling all adventurers! Would you like to build a skyscraper out of plant parts? Join us in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden as we construct buildings—just like those in the Holiday Train Show—made from stems, seeds, and leaves. Help us turn our botanical bits into structures with hands-on engineering activities for kids.
In the Conservatory
Learn more about the exhibition and model trains from our knowledgeable guides who will show up-close samples of the plant parts used to make buildings, reveal behind-the-scenes images of the show’s installation, and share other special insights.
Poetry for Every Season: Holiday Poetry Walk
Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America
Stroll through the Leon Levy Visitor Center and Perennial Garden Way to read train-inspired poems by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Poetry will be displayed in the landscape and will be accompanied by a free cell phone audio tour.
*Strollers cannot be taken into the conservatory.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.
The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.