Children's Museum

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Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails

Closes September 9

Located in the Garage on the Museum's first floor.  See the Floor Map.

Full steam ahead to the Island of Sodor!  Get ready to explore with Thomas, Percy, Gordon and other familiar faces and places from the popular series. This exhibit combines exciting play opportunities with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts. You can:

A close up of a train table

  • Explore the inner workings of an engine
  • Take pictures with a giant Thomas the Tank Engine model
  • Use oversized tools to help Percy fix his wobbly wheel to get back on track
  • Put on a conductor's uniform to organize the train schedule and sell tickets at Knapford Station
  • Visit Sodor Steamworks to repair train parts and learn how a steam engine works
  • Use problem-solving skills to sort and fit freight onto the train car
  • Journey to the Island of Sodor at a large-scale train table
  • Explore a sensory wall and age-appropriate engines
  • Celebrate Thomas the Tank Engine at a retrospective celebrating its rich history, including models from the series, television clips, original images and manuscripts

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© 2018 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.

Locally sponsored by Pennsylvania WIC.