Day Out With Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine™ will chug into the Colorado Railroad Museum in September 2020!
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.
Saturday & Sunday
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2020
$23 per ticket:
Rides Depart Every 45 Minutes 8:30AM-4:00PM (4:45PM Saturdays)
May TBA – On-sale to Museum Members
June TBA – General Public
Tickets required for all museum visitors, ages 2 and older. General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas dates.
The Museum grounds, Depot building and Will Call will open at 8:00AM. Day Out With Thomas activities run from 8:30AM-5:00PM. Grounds close at 5:30PM.
This is an all-weather event and will operate rain or shine.
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.
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. Volunteer shifts are eligible to earn FREE Day Out With Thomas tickets. Learn more here.
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, ladder golf & a magic show!
Directions and Parking
Don’t want to deal with the shuttle bus? This year Star Parking provides personalized Valet Parking in the South parking lot across the street from the Colorado Railroad Museum for only $20.
Free 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. A shuttle bus will transport guests to the Museum.
Handicap parking is available in the main lot.
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 free 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.
Your train ride will DEPART at your scheduled time. The train will begin boarding 15 minutes prior to departure. We recommend arriving approximately 1 hour before your train ride to allow time for parking, shuttle and will call check in – we may be unable to accommodate you on a later train if you miss your scheduled departure time. Your Day Out With Thomas ticket is an all day pass to activities and entertainment throughout the Museum grounds.
Late afternoon riders, be sure to arrive at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure to enjoy all of the Day Out With Thomas activities prior to your train ride.
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.
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 & 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.
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.