Family Programs


March 23-27: Spring Break Railway Days

Join us during Spring Break Week for a different railroad-themed activity each day! Drop in, no registration required except Elmhurst Public Library programs.

Admission: FREE   
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center (unless noted otherwise)
More info: Call 630-833-1457 or email
Museum's Extended Spring Break Hours: Monday, 10-2; Tuesday-Friday 10-5
Download the Spring Break Railway Days Flyer

Monday, March 23: T-Trak Day
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Head over to our Education Center to join the model train aficionados from Chicagoland T-Trak as they display their fascinating train train modules and innovative track layouts. Take home a coloring sheet and visit the the museum's exhibits on a usually-closed day.

Tuesday, March 24: Rise & Shine Storytime at Elmhurst Public Library
*Time: 9:15-9:45 a.m. and 11:30-12 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
More info: or call 630-279-8696
*Note: Program repeats on Friday, March 27 at 9:15-9:45 a.m. and 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Ride the rails with lively stories and songs about trains! Pick up tickets with a valid Elmhurst Public Library card the morning of the program. Best for ages 2-5.

Wednesday, March 25: METRA Train Safety Presentation
Time: 10 a.m.
Mr. Larry Green of METRA's Operation Lifesaver Train Safety Awareness Program will present a fun and interactive program for families to learn about train safety. Limited space available, first come first served basis. Doors open at 9:30.

Thursday, March 26: Railroad Craft Day
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Drop in and get crafty in our Education Center! Participants can choose between creating a Morse code bracelet or their own railroad track art while supplies last. Visit the museum to check out the On the Right Track exhibit, play with wooden trains at the train table, and use the telegraph equipment to send Morse code.

Friday, March 27: Rock the Rails Concert with the Hobo Queen
Time: 11 a.m.
Rock around the rails with the official 2004-2005 Hobo Queen, Dawn Diventi! Dawn will bring her guitar and present a concert of railroad-themed music for families. Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 10:30.

Elmhurst Park District Scavenger Hunt

April 17-May 24, 2020
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Shake off the winter blues and come out to play this spring! We're celebrating 100 years of the Elmhurst Park District and our Once Upon a  Playground exhibit with a fun scavenger hunt at select Elmhurst parks. Visit the museum gift shop to pick up a location/answer sheet. Then make your way to three of the five Elmhurst parks listed and look for the lawn sign to answer the questions. Enjoy the playgrounds while you're there! When finished, return your answer sheet to Elmhurst History Museum, see the exhibit, and collect a prize. Happy hunting!

Elmhurst Museum Day

May 17, 2020
Please see our Special Events page for more information.