All aboard for a trainload of adventures!

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In Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, kids can learn, play, and solve problems with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends while immersing themselves in locations from the beloved TV series.

The exhibition combines play with important STEM concepts. Young learners can practice counting objects, comparing sizes, and learning colors. Older kids can practice their math skills, learn basic engineering concepts, discover science ideas through play, and see how technology works to keep engines running.

© 2017 Gullane (Thomas) Limited Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher Price and sponsored by 3M.
Locally sponsored by United.

Visitor info

Location: 4th Floor

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  • Climb into the Thomas model to explore the inner workings of the engine.
  • Visit the Loading Zone to design and test different ways to arrange cargo onto the train car.
  • Imagine, plan and execute innovative track options for trains at the Train Table.

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