January 28 – May 14, 2023
Exhibit fosters STEM literacy in young learners
The world’s most beloved blue engine rolls into the Museum on Jan. 28th. Test mathematical thinking, make comparisons, problem-solve and experiment with Thomas & Friends, the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused exhibit for young children and families.
Surround yourself with the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks, and many more. Help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles, such as completing a train track using track pieces with different levels of elevation.
Climb into Thomas’ cab, flip levers and investigate moveable parts, fix Percy’s wobbly wheel, explore the island of Sodor, work with friends to load luggage, livestock and other freight into two train cars, and collaborate with others to load coal and fill Percy’s tank with water. Suit up as a conductor to exchange money and sell train tickets.
As your child confronts new challenges and tests their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how really useful they are.