Hands-On Areas

F&M Bank Huff & Puff Express Model Trains


Our Heimansohn Gallery is home to one of the largest model railroad layouts in the region. Interact with this miniature world by making automobiles move and helicopters fly. The themes change every season, so see what’s new today.

The Huff & Puff Model Train exhibit is open daily with interactive push buttons and seasonal scenes. Volunteer train conductors keep the trains running on a limited schedule, listed below.

Hours of Operation

  • Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Last Saturday of each month, 1 – 4 p.m.

To become a Volunteer Train Conductor, click here.


Explorers Landing

Exploring Our Town is a new and improved hands-on educational exhibit that fosters curiosity and tells the story of Clarksville. It’s an adventure for all ages.

Explorers Landing closes at 4:30 pm daily.

Sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville, Inc. 



Bubble Cave Create giant bubbles and learn the science behind cave formations in the Bubble Cave! How do bubbles work? Why do they pop? What exactly is a sinkhole? All of your questions can be answered with some hands-on experience in the Bubble Cave.

McGregor’s Market From the farm, to the market, to your table! You can spend hours picking produce at the farm and shopping in McGregor’s Market.

Rails, Roads & Runways Planes, trains and automobiles – oh my! Learn about local transportation and send cars racing down the brand-new Car Ramp. Sponsored by F&M Bank 

The Landing What kinds of fish live in the Cumberland River? How did the Red River get its name? Find out when you go fishing at The Landing!



Puppet Theatre Discover local wildlife and put on a show! You can find our woodland friends in the treehouse theatre and use the magnet wall to set your scene.

Building Our Town How does electricity power your home? Where does your clean water come from, and where does it go? What architectural styles can you find in your neighborhood? Answer all these questions – and build some structures of your own – on your visit to Explorers Landing. Sponsored by Clarksville Gas & Water, CDE Lightband and Providence Builders 

Tiny Town Explore a little bit of everything in Tiny Town! This area is full of toys, puzzles and other interactive activities for kids to learn through play. Designed for ages 2-5.

Exploring Our Town Walking Tour Walking is great for your body and mind! This self-guided walking tour takes you on a trip to see interesting and historic buildings around our town.

Family Art Studio

Express your creativity in our family-friendly studio art space. Build a feat of architectural engineering on a 12-foot wall of LEGO Bricks and re-imagine yourself with a mirrored creation counter. Learn, create, play and bond with the people around you using the provided craft supplies and inspiration activities. Learn the basics of geometry through the exploration of shapes on the geo-board, magnet magic station or light-up shape table. Emerging young artists are encouraged to show off their work on the gallery display wall. The Family Art Studio was made possible through a generous donation by the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville.