Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Enginewill chug into the Colorado Railroad Museum in September 2018.

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 and have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway.

2018 Day Out With Thomas Tickets Advance Ticket Sales open to Museum members Tuesday May 15 at 9:00AM!

A Member access code will be emailed to all current members at 8:00AM before sales open. If you do not receive your code email check your spam filter. If you did not receive an email contact the main museum office 9:00AM-5:00PM at 303-279-4591 or 1-800-365-6263 to confirm your membership status and receive your access code.

Tickets can be ordered through TicketWeb online by clicking here or by calling 1-866-468-3399.


Off-Peak Ride Times $20 per ticket:
8:30 — 9:15AM
1:45 — 4:45PM

Peak Ride Times $25 per ticket:
10:00AM — 1:00PM

Museum Members receive a $2 per ticket discount (check your email for a discount code).

General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas dates.

Order tickets online through or by phone at 1-866-468-3399.


Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model trains, and special Day Out With Thomas activities, including a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-a-longs, bean bag toss, hula hoops, bubbles, ladder golf & a magic show!

Directions, Parking and Arrival:

Parking for the Day Out With Thomas event is located one half-mile east from the Colorado Railroad Museum just off 44th Avenue at the Table Mountain Parkway. Parking is free and a shuttle bus will transport guests to the Museum. There is NO parking at the Museum.

Directions: 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 W. 44th Avenue, and right on Table Mountain Parkway. The shuttle will arrive at the parking area approximately every fifteen minutes.

Additional parking will be located two miles west of the Museum just off 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 and enjoy the activities for as long as you like.

Museum Hours:

The Museum is open at 8:00 a.m. The grounds will close by 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 and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. However, most Day Out With Thomas activities are under cover.

Refunds and Exchanges:

There are no refunds. Tickets may be exchanged for another day/time before the event. There is a $4 Exchange Fee per ticket (a $4 Mailing Fee may also be charged per order) and no exchanges will be made less than 4 days before the scheduled event.

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.

Birthday Parties:

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 their own Day Out With Thomas ticket to attend. Group sales of 20 or more tickets receive a $4 per ticket discount when purchased together.

Payment Methods:

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Help the Museum staff and volunteers bring the annual Day Out With Thomas event to life.

Learn more here.