Polar Express Returns for Another Year of Magic

PEX13_logo-hrzThank you very much to all of the wonderful families that rode the Polar Express with us in 2013!  We look forward to seeing you in 2014!  Tickets for Polar Express go on sale after Labor Day each year.   Trains sell out quickly, so be sure to check back in Autumn and purchase your tickets early.

About the Event: The Polar Express returns to Portland for a 7th season in 2014! The fun begins at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center, which serves as our train depot for this event. Holiday decorations inside the train add to the festive atmosphere as guest on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by our hot chocolate chefs, and listen to a reading of the story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa will greet children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the train station!  The Polar Express is the largest annual fundraiser for the museum.  Thank you for your support! Check out the promotional video below to learn more about our event:


Where to Arrive: All Trains Depart from the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center.  This is where passengers board the train.  The museum is NOT open during the event.

Frequently Asked Questions: For answers to common questions about the Polar Express visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

To Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering for the Polar Express, please contact the museum.

Train Dates, Times & Tickets: Trains depart Portland for the North Pole select dates Thanksgiving through Christmas. Prices range from $25-$40 per person. All tickets for the Polar Express are sold through PortTix. Please visit the PortTix website or call 207.842.0800 for ticket information.

Polar Express Photo Gallery: To see photos of our Polar Express event – Like us on Facebook.