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Opening Day for Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! Traveling Exhibit

September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This fall, bring your tots to the traveling exhibit all about trains, Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!

September 21 – December 30, 2018

Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) -focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences. The exhibit incorporates foundational STEM practices that encourage thinking mathematically, making comparisons, experimenting to solve problems using a variety of methods and tools, thinking creatively and reflecting on actions and results.

Visitors to the 1500 square foot exhibit will be delighted as they find themselves surrounded by the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and much more. In the exhibit, children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from a simple sorting and shape identification activity to more complex engineering obstacles, such as completing a train track using track pieces with different levels of elevation. As children confront new challenges and test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “really useful” they all are.

Admission: $5 for guests ages 4 and up
*Please note: this is an additional cost to your required general admission.


September 21, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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