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Night at the Museum: The Polar Express

Parents can drop off their kids at the Springs Preserve for a safe night of fun and entertainment including a screening of the G-rated animated film, "The Polar Express."

The evening will feature various holiday-themed, kid-friendly activities and museum exploration, and snacks and a pizza dinner will be served to all children in attendance. Rumor has it that Santa himself will be stopping by (with holiday treats and hot cocoa!) to say hello.

About the film:
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery.

The Springs Preserve Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting programs, projects and events at the Springs Preserve.

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Event Information

Date & Time

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m.

05:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.


Origen Museum


$10 for members, $15 for non-members per person. FREE for kids under age 2.


Reservations are required.

Limited spots are available for this event on a first-come, first-served basis.

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