Thomas the Tank Engine will be pulling into the station at Greenfield Village in Dearborn just in time for lots of railroad-themed fun during the Day Out With Thomas event, which runs April 27-28, May 4-5 and May 11-12, 2019.
Visitors will enjoy a variety of activities including roundhouse tours of steam locomotives, railroad songs and stories, photos with Sir Topham Hatt and temporary tattoos of their Island of Sodor friends.
The experience is a reminder that the Thomas saying really is true, “Little engines can do big things!”
As kids make discoveries and try out the many hands-on activities at the event, they’ll also be learning indispensable lessons about mechanics and engineering in an engaging way – by using all their senses.
Alongside the train rides, meetings and storytelling experiences, little ones can also dance to live music, watch magic shows, visit the imagination station – now equipped with iPads that visitors can interact with – and even do some shopping.
Train ride departure times are available between 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last time slot is at 4:30 p.m.). A special sensory-friendly version of the event runs 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
Prior to ride time, families can partake in the Railroader’s Breakfast dining experience in the Taste of History Restaurant. Make a reservation and enjoy sausage and pancakes before climbing aboard.
Non-member admission prices, which include entry to Greenfield Village and the Thomas the Tank event, are $39.75 for adults, $32.75 for ages 5-11 and $11.75 for ages 1-4. Guests are encouraged to register in advance, as tickets sell out fast.
Parking is $6 per vehicle.
For more details on the Day Out With Thomas event at Greenfield Village, and for information on other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.
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