It is that time of the year again! Time to enjoy a day out with the family and our favorite train – Thomas the Tank Engine! We are lucky that Thomas comes to a beautiful train yard in Golden Colorado. His timing is perfect too because the scenery is amazing and the Colorado Railroad Museum is always welcoming and fun!
Now is the time to start your planning! Check out all of the information you need to have a great visit and buy tickets for your train departure.
Saturday & Sunday
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27
Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model train layouts, and special Day Out With Thomas activities that include a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-a-longs and a magic show!
Day Out with Thomas tickets are limited and advance purchase is highly recommended. Prime Time Tickets (10:00am-1:00pm) are $25 each, ages two and up. Standard Tickets (8:30am-9:15am & 1:45pm-4:45pm) are $20 each, ages two and up. Children under two (less than 24 months old) are free on a parent’s lap. Museum members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Active military personnel receive a $4 discount per ticket. Groups receive a $4 discount per ticket when buying 20 tickets or more.
You can purchase tickets here.
What to expect at the Colorado Railroad Museum:
Thomas the Tank Engine is chugging into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event! All Thomas fans are invited to come spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. For 65 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends.
A Day Out with Thomas is an exciting way for children and grown-ups to enter the world of Thomas & Friends. The event provides an opportunity for kids to ride on board a train led by Thomas & have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway.
Dress appropriately for the weather; the Museum is primarily an outdoor museum. Most Day Out With Thomas activities however are under cover.
The Museum will host a wide range of food vendors for lunch, snacks and dessert. You may bring your own picnic lunch, however, please note that the Museum has no locker or storage facilities. Both alcohol and cooking are prohibited.
Directions and Parking (PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!!!)
Parking for the Day Out With Thomas event is located one half-mile east from the Colorado Railroad Museum on 44th Avenue at the Table Mountain Parkway. Parking is free and a shuttle bus will transport guests to the Museum grounds.
Take I-70 to exit No. 265, State Highway 58. Take Highway 58 to the first exit, McIntyre Street. Turn right and take McIntyre Street one block north to West 44th Avenue. Turn left on to 44th Avenue, and right on Table Mountain Parkway, about one mile down the road from the Museum. The shuttle will arrive at the parking area every fifteen minutes.
Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your train ride. We may be unable to accommodate you on a later train if you miss your scheduled time. You may arrive before your train ride, pick up Will Call tickets and enjoy the activities for as long as you like.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and cash.
We will be heading to this fun event on Sunday September 13th! Will we see you there?