Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine™ will chug into the Colorado Railroad Museum in September!

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 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22

$23 per ticket:
Rides Depart Every 45 Minutes 8:30AM-4:00PM (4:45PM Saturdays)

Tickets available:
May 15 – Museum Members – click here to order!
June 1 – General Public

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

Tickets required for all museum visitors, ages 2 and older. General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas dates.

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

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.

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.

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.


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 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.


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.

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.

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.


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