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Experiences | California Living Museum

Train Ride

The Central California Children’s Railroad is an all-volunteer train inspected and certified by the State of California (the same agency that regulates Disneyland and Knott’s). The train weaves its way around the CALM grounds, with the scenic Kern County foothills as its backdrop. Volunteers build and maintain the Central California Children’s Railroad so that kids young and old can enjoy this amazing addition to CALM!

Tickets for the Children’s Railroad are $2 for unlimited rides. The train runs most weekends, special events and nightly during the annual HolidayLights show.

Current train hours

August & September

Saturday 10AM – 2PM
Sunday 11AM – 2PM (Except August 25)

October – June

Saturday 10AM – 2PM
Sunday 10AM – 2PM

California Coast Room

Located just off CALM’s gift shop is an attraction called the California Coast Room. A 10-foot aquatic touch tank houses numerous sea creatures for guests to explore. Across the room, a separate moon jellyfish aquarium features a giant viewing window.

Reptile Haus

Stop by CALM’s reptile house, just down the main walkway from CALM’s gift store, to find a nice collection of snakes, lizards, frogs and invertebrates (animals without backbones). The reptile house is climate controlled to 78 degrees for the comfort of its ectothermic residents, or animals that is dependent on external sources of body heat. Animal Keeper chats take place at 1:15 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Childrens Park

Domestic and farm animals like a rooster, a turkey, rabbits, a burro and a pony live here. Children are encouraged to observe the domestic animals as they come up to the fence and may touch and feel the lamb’s wool and the goat’s hair. Guests are encouraged to clean their hands at the sanitizer station on their way out. Animal Keeper chats take place at 11 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday.