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Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails

Thomas & Friends

Climb Aboard Your Most Imaginative Adventure Yet!

June 14 – September 21, 2014

Hop onboard and discover the engineer within! Travel to the Island of Sodor where imaginations charge full steam ahead in Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, a hands-on STEM exhibit based on the adventures of everyone’s favorite blue engine, Thomas, his engine friends and the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and much more. Help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles.

Activities include:

  • Climb inside Thomas’ cab to explore the engine’s inner workings
  • Remove and replace parts to fix Percy’s wobbly wheel
  • Load Percy’s coal box and water so he can deliver the mail
  • Suit up as the conductor and sell tickets to ride the train
  • Load and sort luggage and freight into train cars
  • Explore the history of Thomas & Friends through books, TV show clips and toys
  • Plan and build navigation routes to favorite destinations on the gigantic Island of Sodor train table

As children confront new challenges and test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt, and others, are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “really useful” we all are.

© 2014 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.

 

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