Off-Peak Ride Times:
8:30 — 9:15AM
1:45 — 4:45PM
Peak Ride Times:
10:00AM — 1:00PM
Museum Members discount TBD.
General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas dates.
Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model trains, and special DOWT activities, including a petting zoo, temporary tattoo station, Imagination Station (train table play area), live sing-a-longs and magic shows, and new area with a bean bag toss, hula hoops and bubbles.
All guests age 2 and older will need a Day Out With Thomas ticket.
Directions, Parking and Arrival:
Parking for the Day Out With Thomas event is located off-site. Parking is free, and a shuttle bus will transport guests to the Museum grounds.
Plan to arrive at least one 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 8:00AM, and the grounds will close at 6:00PM. 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 end 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 and dessert. You may 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 and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. However, most Day Out With Thomas activities are under cover.
Our Birthday Party Caboose is unavailable during the Day Out With Thomas 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 exchange fee per ticket, and due to the complexities of exchanging event tickets, no exchanges will be made less than seven days before the scheduled event. A $4 mailing fee will also be charged to mail tickets out.
General Depot Store 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.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash.
Interested in volunteering? Help the Museum staff and volunteers bring the annual Day Out With Thomas event to life.