Calling all kids! The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum has fun activities just for you!
Bing Scavenger Hunt
Kids are invited to explore the Museum by following the Bing Scavenger Hunt, named after Dennison’s famous WWI Mascot Private Bulldog Bing. As they travel through the museum, kids are invited to look for the “Bing Dog Spots” as they move from exhibit to exhibit, enjoying a variety of hands-on activities. At the end of the tour, they will discover Bing and his dog dish in our 1940s Home Front Living Room. Kids are encouraged to grab one of Bing’s bones and bring it to the Lobby where they will be rewarded with a new charm for the Dog Chain.
Children’s Interactive Railroad Experience Car
An entire railroad car just for kids! Kids can climb into a Pullman Bunk, cook and serve dinner in the Dining Car, send telegraph messages to the Railroad Clerk’s office, shovel coal into the engine, write a train order in the railroad tower, write a hobo signal on the hobo tree, and much more!
Model Train Room
Explore a replica of the Dennison Railroad yards from the 1940s! Kids can push the button and watch the trains run, or grab some binoculars and go up onto the landing to watch the trains from above. It’s great fun trying to find things on the model train layout such as the hobo, movie theater, trolley car and little boy flying a kite!
Be sure to check out our calendar of events for great children’s activities!