Day Out With Thomas
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2015
Thomas the Tank Engine will be chugging into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event. All Thomas fans are invited to come spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. For 65 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends.
A Day Out with Thomas is an exciting way for children and grown-ups to enter the world of Thomas & Friends. The event provides an opportunity for kids to ride on board a train led by Thomas & have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. During his visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum Thomas the Tank Engine will speak as the train arrives and departs from the boarding area.
Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model train layouts, and special Day Out With Thomas activities that include a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-a-longs and a magic show!
Day Out with Thomas tickets are limited and advance purchase is highly recommended. Prime Time Tickets (10:00am-1:00pm) are $25 each, ages two and up. Standard Tickets (8:30am-9:15am & 1:45pm-4:45pm) are $20 each, ages two and up. Children under two (less than 24 months old) are free on a parent’s lap. Museum members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Active military personnel receive a $4 discount per ticket. Groups receive a $4 discount per ticket when buying 20 tickets or more. Tickets can be ordered online through Day Out With Thomas Tickets.
While Museum members receive free general admission equal to their membership level, the Day Out with Thomas event is a Museum THEME Event and does not include a free ride. All children under 13 years of age must be accompanied on the train by at least one adult.
Directions, parking and arrival:
Parking for the Day Out With Thomas event is located one half-mile east from the Colorado Railroad Museum on 44th Avenue at the Table Mountain Parkway. Parking is free and a shuttle bus will then transport guests to the Museum grounds.
Take I-70 to exit No. 265, Highway 58. Take Highway 58 to the first exit, McIntyre Street. Turn right and take McIntyre Street one block north to West 44th Avenue. Turn left on to 44th Avenue, and right on Table Mountain Parkway. The shuttle will arrive at the parking area every fifteen minutes.
Additional parking will be located two miles west of the Museum on West 44th Avenue (10th Street in downtown Golden), just north of the main Coors building.
Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your train ride – we may be unable to accommodate you on a later train if you miss your scheduled time. You may arrive before your train ride, pick up Will Call tickets and enjoy the activities for as long as you like.
The Museum is open at 8:00 a.m. The grounds will close at 6:00 p.m. Late afternoon riders, be sure to arrive at least two hours before your scheduled ride to enjoy all the Day Out With Thomas Activities which close at 5:00PM.
This is an all-weather event and will operate rain or shine.
Food and picnics:
The Museum will host a wide range of food vendors for lunch, snacks & dessert. Or bring your own picnic lunch, however, please note that the Museum has no locker or storage facilities. Both alcohol and cooking are prohibited.
Dress and attire:
Dress appropriately for the weather, the Museum is primarily an outdoor museum. Most Day Out With Thomas Activities however are under cover.
Our Birthday Party Caboose is unavailable during the DOWT event due to the high volume of guests expected on the museum grounds. You are welcome to coordinate a party on Museum grounds but we cannot reserve any space for groups. Each guest will need admission to enter the museum grounds during the event. Groups receive a $4 discount per ticket when purchasing 20 or more tickets online or over the phone.
Refunds and exchanges:
There are no refunds. Tickets may be exchanged for another day or time before the event. There is a $4.00 Exchange Fee per ticket and no exchanges will be made less than 2 days before the scheduled event (a $4.00 mailing fee will also be charged to mail tickets out).
Gift shop and merchandise tent:
The Museum Depot General Store will be open and museum members will receive their membership discount on merchandise purchases. The Day Out With Thomas merchandise tent includes a wide variety of items not carried by the museum. Members DO NOT receive a discount on items purchased in the merchandise tent.
Payment methods: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and cash.