Watch model trains travel through NYC landmarks—like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and others—as adorable miniatures made out of natural materials like birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks.
Located at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the train show is an indoor winter wonderland that features more than 190 scaled buildings and famous landmarks of New York City like the One World Trade Center, Radio City Music Hall and various others. This year even features a new version of the George Washington Bridge that took approximately 1,000 hours to construct.
The set showcases nearly a half-mile of track with over 25 G-scale model trains and trolleys traveling around this mini-city.
The model will run now through Sunday, January 16, 2023.
New for this year, you’ll also see interpretive signage focusing on certain plants used in the Holiday Train Show’s replicas. In efforts to “draw a connection between the botanical roots of NYBG’s cherished exhibition and its Plant Research and Conservation program,” the signage will link to these plant stories through the Bloomberg Connects app.
And don’t forget to look up while you’re there—trains soar over your head as well where the NYC bridges come together!
Visitors can additionally explore NYBG GLOW on select evenings starting Friday, November 18th through Saturday, January 14th.
Advanced tickets are recommended to guarantee admission, and visitors should purchase tickets as soon as possible because they do sell out! Learn more here.
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