Pumpkin Patch Express

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Saturday October 5

Selected entry time

9:30 AM  –  9:30 AM

Members Only Train 

Ticket On-Sale Dates:

Supporting Members, 9am Aug. 21 | Explorer Members, 9am Aug. 22 | General Public, 9am Aug. 27

October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

Ticket Price:

$15.00 (Children 2 and under ride free) 1 ticket = 1 pumpkin

In supporting our fundraising events, you join a group of members whose donated dollars reach beyond annual admission and help support our educational programs and exhibits. Thank you for your support!

Celebrate fall with a Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express

Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station.

*General admission to the Museum is not included in your ticket cost. Please be prepared to purchase admission (or have your membership card checked) upon arrival to the Museum.


Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the Admission Desk. Tickets are available for sale online until 2 hours before train time. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door.