UPDATE: Congrats to Armi and her family for winning the "Dinosaur Train" giveaway! This looks like a super-fun event at Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum. Thanks, too, to everyone who participated. Keep an eye out for more family-friendly giveaways!
In honor of National Train Day on May 7 -- an event CC and I have previously celebrated at Union Station downtown -- The Jim Henson Company's hit PBS Kids show "Dinosaur Train" will be pulling into Los Angeles for a special family-friendly celebration.
Touting all things train, The Jim Henson Company, PBS SoCal, among others, will host a locomotive-powered party at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum on Saturday, May 7, from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. This event is invite-only, but I'm giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets! (See more info below.)
"The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum is such a fun and special location, created by train enthusiasts to educate people on railroad history, we thought it would be the ideal place for fans of 'Dinosaur Train' to celebrate this special day," said Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson in a statement.
This celebration is in addition to other special "Dinosaur Train" programming and activities throughout the month of May, kicking off with a new episode on May 6.
According to the press release, some of the activities include: "rides on the beautifully built and maintained 7½" gauge model trains that travel over two miles of track. (Visitors will) also meet the museum’s train enthusiasts who will be on hand to answer questions and provide plenty of train facts.
"Guests will also be able to get their picture taken with 'Buddy,' the dinosaur and participate in a special singalong with Craig Bartlett, creator of 'Dinosaur Train.' Bartlett will perform such popular songs as the 'Dinosaur Train' Opening Theme Song, I Love Trains, and Dinosaurs A to Z."
National Train Day commemorates the day the first transcontinental railroad was created, on May 10, 1869.
I'm giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to the "Dinosaur Train" National Train Day celebration on May 7 at Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum!
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To enter, please leave a comment with your email address telling me why you would like to attend. (Bonus points for fun train stories!) If you win, I will need the first and last names of everyone attending in order to RSVP.
For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.
Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.
Good luck, and I will announce the winner (on this post, not a separate one) on Monday, May 2!
Some rules and other important information:
* Please enter the giveaway only if you know you can definitely attend.
* Guests must RSVP to attend the event. We will not be able to accommodate guests who are not on our RSVP list. Also, please note that there will be media at this event, and guests will be asked to sign a publicity waiver upon arrival.
* Safety for all guests attending the Dinosaur Train event at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum is our top priority. For that reason, only guests who are at least 34” in height and weigh less than 350 lbs. will be allowed to ride the trains. Train enthusiasts who do not meet these requirements are welcome to attend the event, but will not be permitted to ride the trains. Additionally, parents and caregivers must attend to their children throughout the event; there is no childcare provided. Adults must ride the trains with their children (maximum 2 children per adult on the trains). Finally, in the case of rain, this event will be postponed. Please contact 323-802-1606 for postponement updates on the day of the event.