Admission: Go HERE for the latest. We paid $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Train rides are $5/person. Parking is free in the back lot.
My big kids were at grandma's house, so I was looking for something my 4 year old would absolutely love as a day trip with mom and dad. A trip... as an only child... with both parents. The only thing that could make this better was to throw in some trains.
We arrived around 11:00am on a weekend and parked on the street. If you park on the south side of the museum, there is some free street parking. (At least at the time of this post... so check the signs!) Also, behind the museum, on the west, there is a free lot for the museum. (If you go a block further, you need to pay for street parking.)
We were excited about the train ride, so we jumped on right away. The Harborside Express is a caboose pulled by an engine and is a short 15 minute ride. You go up the tracks, and reverse back to the depot... but my son liked it!
Audio tours are available, but we were not sure our 4 year old would go along with it. But, it did look like you could learn a lot... and you can find a sample of the tour HERE.
If you have a train lover, check out the Railroad Museum next time you are in Galveston!