From the discovery of the wheel to the birth of the internet, inventions have not only changed the world, but also the world around us. Come see how inventions got their start at the Museum’s free Invention & Discovery Family Day on Saturday, March 1 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

There will be plenty of fun and mind boggling experiments to leave scientists of all ages scratching their heads! The Temple Public Library’s “What Do You Geek?” team will be onsite and the Mayborn Science Theater will showcase several science demonstrations.  Barrel train rides will also be offered, dependent on weather.

Museum Curator, Angela McCleaf said “We often forget that the simplest things in our lives were once only someone’s dream or idea—but because of those dreams and ideas, we have things like planes, trains, television, cell phones, lights in our home--even space travel today. This month’s family day is to celebrate those inventors and scientists and to inspire all those future inventors in our community!”

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month.  Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum.

The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

For more information about this and upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172 or visit


  • Occurred Saturday, March 1st, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Stephanie Long

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