- Children ages 4+
Practical learning lab
By conducting different tests, you’ll learn first-hand how everything works. Make a train move by closing the electrical circuit in the right way. Pedal on a bike to experience the energy a train uses or test the resistance of the wheels. Adjust the air pressure by operating the brake lever. And maybe the most fun thing to try: pull on the emergency brake. If you’re having trouble, there are cheat sheets hidden by each experiment.
Train engineering and technology is quite complicated. The activities in the Techlab provide a fun, interactive explanation of how trains work. Your visit will conclude with an exam, proving you’re a real train expert.