Children’s Hospital model revealed at reopening of Carnegie Science Center’s miniature railroad

PITTSBURGH — A new replica of the original Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will be on display to the public Saturday when the Miniature Railroad & Village reopens after annual maintenance at Carnegie Science Center.

“We chose this model partly because it has such a great story attached to it but also because it seemed like a nice way to honor health care workers after years of caring for a community in a pandemic,” Miniature Railroad & Village Manager Nikki Wilhelm said in a press release. “It additionally highlights the evolution of Pittsburgh’s health care industry.”

The miniature version of the first Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, which opened on June 4, 1890, sits between the airfield and the city, surrounded by residences.

All miniature models depict buildings and events that took place before 1940 that have impacted the history of the western Pennsylvania region.

Miniature Railroad & Village is included with general admission to Carnegie Science Center. Visit carnegiescienceceneter.org to learn more.