Scale Model Solar System

Solar System

You can have fun with astronomy in McBride even on a rainy day!

Starting from the sun (a street lamp near the railway station) travel down Main Street and find each planet’s orbit as you head to the outer solar system.


At approx. 3 billion-to-one scale, the walk from the Sun to Neptune is 1.5 km, 3 km return.

Yellow arrows show where the model orbits cross Main Street sidewalks. Signs on lamp posts show the exact scale model size of each planet.

Stop by the Gallery to pick up a free brochure for more astronomy facts to enjoy during your “space flight."