clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

See a miniature Empire State Building at this year's NY Botanical Garden train show

The NYGB’s 26th annual train show features model trains zipping past 150 iconic NYC buildings

Courtesy the New York Botanical Garden

The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden is returning this year for the 26th year running, and we now have some photos to offer you a peek at this year’s exhibit.

Housed in the Botanical Garden’s stunning conservatory building, the Holiday Train Show is a spectacle of model trains zipping through a model version of New York City. The train show is the brainchild of artist Paul Busse, whose firm Applied Imagination, has worked each year on the train show since 1992.

Over the course of their journey, the model trains will pass recreations of 150 iconic New York City buildings. There are several new additions this year including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church. Other iconic structures that are a part of the show include the Grand Central Terminal, Yankee Stadium, and Brooklyn Bridge. These miniatures are all created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials.

The show opened to the public on November 22, and will stay at the Botanical Garden until January 15, 2018. Ticket prices vary depending on age and day of the week, so check out NYGB’s train show website for all the details.

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458 (718) 817-8700 Visit Website