Free admission at Behringer-Crawford Museum for Covington residents on Sunday

The "Holiday Toy Trains" exhibit features 250 feet of track ... (Photo courtesy of BCM)

COVINGTON, Ky. – Here’s a New Year’s gift the whole family can enjoy.

Admission is free on Sunday, Jan. 2, for Covington residents at Behringer-Crawford Museum, just in time to explore BCM’s holiday exhibits.

“We have our Holiday Toy Trains, our LEGO® exhibits, and our NaturePlay@BCM, which is lit with Christmas lights and has a 20-foot snowman and gingerbread family,” Executive Director Laurie Risch said.

Hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

To get in free for “Covington Day,” just show proof of Covington residency (such as a driver’s license or a piece of mail). Guest tickets can be purchased at a discounted price of $5 each for friends or family who live outside of the city.

The free admission applies to all of the exhibits at the museum, at 1600 Montague Road in Covington’s Devou Park. Face coverings (a la masks) are required.

About the holiday exhibits:

  • BCM’s Holiday Toy Trains is a 30-year holiday tradition, with 250 feet of Eight O-gauge Lionel model trains chucking along 30 moving accessories that include a firefighter, miniature animals, and a cow-abducting UFO.
  • The LEGO ® exhibit includes a giant Baby Yoda, a Christmas tree, an aquatic wonderland, and scenes from classic stories like The Wizard of Oz, Marvel, and Harry Potter as well as a LEGO ® Maker Space where guests can assemble their own masterpieces.
  • The outdoor NaturePlay@BCM is a handicapped-accessible green space where children and their families can also enjoy kid-sized log cabins and caves, and more.

“We have lots of other holiday goodies,” Risch said.

For more information, call (859) 491-4003 or visit


Also Sunday, the free “Family Fun in Winter Wonderland” event will feature readings of “Frosty the Snowman” by staff from the Kenton County Public Library, a Children’s Scavenger Hunt in the NaturePlay@BCM area, and karaoke.

# # #