"Friday, June 2: Ticket to Ride! (5-7 p.m.)

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s June 2 family night is all about passengers, giving guests the opportunity to learn about scenic railroad destinations from the passenger rail era of the 1940s and 1950s hosted by Omaha’s Camerrail Club dressed in vintage railroad uniforms. Heartland B-Cycle will also be on hand to talk about its cycling program and popular local bicycle routes, including several Council Bluffs area bicycle trails that were originally leveled out for train tracks. Additionally, the Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department will host a special reading time and Pottawattamie County Conservation will bring an activity to enjoy. Operation Lifesaver will also educate guests how to be safe around trains.

Repeat guests should bring their Family Night 2017 punch card and check in upon arrival. Individuals who get their card stamped at least seven times this year will eligible for a six-person trip aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. New visitors can request a card upon check in at the Museum. The special drawing for the trip will occur at the December 2017 family night. You must be present to win.

Admission is free to all family nights. Donations are gladly accepted.

Family Nights at the Museum are held the first Friday of every month from 5-7 p.m. In addition to providing extended hours for visitors to access the Museum’s range of interactive displays on railroading and the history of the west, each family night also features a unique arts or learning opportunity that is fun for the entire family. Next month’s Family Night is July 7, and features the theme, “Red, White & You! Patriotic Night at the Museum.”

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