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Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

Every kid's favorite train rolls into The Henry Ford for family fun weekends, April 27-May 12, 2013

Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into Greenfield Village for the annual Day Out with Thomas event, each weekend April 27-May 12, 2013.

The beloved Thomas the Tank Engine revisits his favorite metro Detroit railroad depot, bringing to life the classic storybook character in this favorite family event that includes a visit with Sir Topham Hatt, too!

New this year, The Henry Ford, in partnership with Autism Alliance of Michigan, set aside April 28 as special Day Out with Thomas for families affected by autism.

Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other families and be sure to visit the AAoM tent to register for a chance to win a new iPad or annual membership to The Henry Ford.

Also, meet Anthony Ianni, AAoM Safety and Anti-Bullying presenter and former MSU basketball player. Ianni is an individual with autism.

Daily activities for everyone include an assortment of Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment. Storytelling, videos, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends and an imagination station with arts and crafts are just some of the things included in the ticket prices.

Of course Thomas the Tank Engine train rides are the highlight of the day. They start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Keep in mind that it's a 20-minute walk to the train depot, and the conductors would like you there 15 minutes prior to departure.

Little engineers can fill up their tanks before the day's activities get going with breakfast at Taste of History Restaurant. Enjoy music by the Picks & Sticks String Band, storytelling and visits with Sir Topham Hatt, along with your pancakes and sausage. Makes your reservations in advance.

Prices include admission to Greenfield Village and the Thomas the Tank Experience. A $5 parking fee is added to the ticket price at the time of purchase. Ticket prices for members are $11.75 per person. Nonmembers will pay $33.75 for ages 13-61, $29.25 for ages 5-12 and $11.75 for ages 1-4. All infants under age 1 are free.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

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