Rosenberg Railroad Museum offers summer educational activities

This summer, beat the complaint of boredom by coming out to the Rosenberg Railroad Museum for a summer filled  with educational activities and lots of fun!  Located at 1921 Avenue F in downtown Rosenberg, the museum is dedicated to providing an educational and entertaining rail experience for all.

Pre-schoolers and parents, join us for the “Beat the Heat” series every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in June, July and the 2nd Wednesday in August.  The one hour program, starts at 10:00am and will include story time, a craft and fun activities.  Cost is $5 for the first participating child and adult/$3 for each additional child with all supplies included.  Guided tours are available  after the session for $4 ($1 off regular admission) for adults and kids tour free.

Elementary aged children will love Model Railroad camp.  Split into two groups, Junior Model Railroad Camp is for ages 5-8 is June 10th through the 13th from 2:00-4:30pm.  Senior Model Railroad Camp is for ages 9-12 is June 17th through the 20th from 2:00-4:30pm.  During camp, students will be guided by an expert model railroader in the construction of an N Scale diorama, complete with structures, greenery, cars, tracks, and train.  Best of all, at the end of camp, students will take home his/her model railroad project!  Cost is $60 for members/$65 non members and all supplies are included.

Have an artist in the family?  Sign them up for our “Pen and Ink Art” class.  This two session class will be held on June 18th and July 24th  from 10:00-1:00pm.  Classes are taught by local artist Nina Struthers who will share her techniques and cover the basics of pen and ink drawing. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non members and all supplies are included.  Open to students age 11-18.

Perhaps there’s a budding photographer in your midst?  Sign them up for our “On Track with Photography” class, hosted by BAC Photography and Design and taught by professional photographer Brandon Campbell.  This two session class will convene on June 26th and July 10th from 10:00-11:30am and is open to students age 11-14.  Techniques taught will include:  lighting, perspective and the “Rule of Thirds.”  Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and a disposable digital camera is included.

Calling all Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts!  The Rosenberg Railroad Museum needs your help!  Juliette Gordon Lowe’s Pearl necklace has been stolen aboard the Quebec (an 1878 Private Rail Car) and we need your help to find whodunit.  Join us for a Mystery Tea Party on July 13th from 1:00-4:00pm and enjoy a tea and bracelet making party.  Cost is $25.

The Harvey girls had a significant role in settling the West and the museum invites all Junior Girl Scouts to discover the impact these women had.  Harvey Girl to Empowered Woman explores what life was like for these women who worked as waitresses at Fred Harvey restaurants along the Santa Fe Railway.   Girls will earn the badge “Playing the Past” from the Amuse Leadership Journey.  Cost is $25, 1:00-4:00pm on June 22nd.

The museum also has programs for Cub Scouts.  Tigers:  visit/tour the museum to meet the 1g Go See It requirement.  Wolf:  fulfill 4f by “visiting an important place in your community, such as a historic or government location.  Explain why it is important.”  Bears:  Receive your Tall Tales Achievement.  Weeblos:  Work towards your Traveler pin.  Learn to use a map, time table, plan a trip by rail, calculate cost per mile…learn about maps and symbols; safety precautions when traveling.    Please call the museum to set up dates and times 281-633-2846.

Boy Scouts earn your Boy Scout Merit badge at the museum on June 29th from 1:00-4:00pm and July 17th from 10:00-2:00pm.  Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non members.

For more information, visit www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org or email ratha.liladrie@rosenbergrrmuseum or call 281.633.2846.

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