Event Rentals

Birthday Parties, Private Events, Club Meetings, Picnics & More!

Your event rental supports the museum and keeps our train chugging down the track!

Download our event rental flyer here.

Rental Packages

General Public—$100
Museum Members—$80

All rental packages include:

  • 4 Hour Rental
  • 20 Train Tickets
  • Additional Same Day Train Tickets, $2.00 each
  • 10% off all store merchandise during your event
  • Reserved table(s) in a designated space*

Add Ons (Subject to Availability)

  • Visitor Center and/or Restrooms open outside of regularly scheduled open hours—$30/hour
  • Train operation outside of normal hours—$50/hour
  • Private tour of the Goleta Depot** while museum is open (1 hour)—$20
  • Private tour of the Goleta Depot** while museum is closed (1 hour)—$50

Additional information

** Private tours of the Goleta Depot and grounds average about an hour.

  • Additional 8-foot tables: $5 each.
  • Advance payment in full ($12 non-refundable) required for all Group Area reservations.
  • No refunds for unused tickets included with Group Area fee. Tickets are valid for party day only and may not be transferred to non-party visitors.
  • Tables in the George Adams Picnic Grove south of the Museum grounds are available on a first-come/first-served basis only.
  • If you would like to arrange for a private group charter of the miniature-train or to hold your party during hours in which the museum is closed, please call for details.

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