It’s that time of year again- POLAR EXPRESS DAY is BACK with TWO days of fun! On December 7th and the 14th, wear your favorite pajamas and get ready to be whisked away to the North Pole on an epic winter wonderland adventure. Ride the train around the block, sip hot cocoa while you create holiday crafts, and tell Santa himself your holiday wish! Don’t forget to get a “believe bell” on your way in! Ours will ring, will yours?”



Tickets are sold out! 

Free to Anytime Members. Note: Members MUST reserve a ticket. Tickets went on sale September 19, 2019.


$4.87/person for Weekday Members

$9.75/person for general admission, free to infants 12 months and younger. Tickets went on sale October 3, 2019.

*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • Sip hot cocoa

  • Write letters to Santa

  • Make reindeer food

  • Meet Santa

  • Ride the Polar Express

  • Make a snow globe ornament

  • Play in insta-snow

  • Enjoy readings of Chris Van Allsburg's classic holiday story, The Polar Express

  • Have fun with Winter Wonderland storytime with Mr. Scooter

Polar Express Day 

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

9AM to 12PM

Polar Express Day 

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

9AM to 12PM

Polar Express Tickets are Sold Out!

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