The Museum of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville has officially reopened its doors after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic and is welcoming visitors back with its highly popular model trains exhibit.
Officially reopening its doors to visitors on March 19, capacity will be limited in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and all visitors will be mandated to practice safety policies including wearing masks and maintaining safe social distancing.
"To celebrate this reopening we'll have our model trains exhibit. This exhibit is one of the most popular we have for young and old alike. Multiple trains running through authentic models of the town of Danville and the old Village of San Ramon. Fun for the entire family," museum spokesperson John Keenan told DanvilleSanRamon.com.
"We will have limited capacity as per county restrictions. Your safety is our primary focus," he added.
The exhibit will feature a variety of model trains, carefully designed scenery and tracks running throughout the museum.
In honor of the reopening, the museum is offering a special Train Pass for $15, purchase of which allows guests to visit as often as they wish.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's train exhibit will run through April 11, but is set to return again in the summer -- during which time residents can still use their special Train Pass to gain entry.
The museum is located in the restored Southern Pacific depot, 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville, and open Friday 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Hours are expected to expand in the coming days and residents can check back for availability online at www.museumsrv.org.
Tickets can be purchased in person, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children. Members can visit the exhibit for free.