Explore the Rails with Thomas & Friends
The world’s most beloved blue engine rolls back into the Mississippi Children’s Museum this summer with an interactive STEM-focused exhibit that seeks to engage children ages 2 through 7 and their families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences. Visitors will be 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. Climb into Thomas’ cab and explore the engine’s inner workings. Flip levers and investigate other moveable parts that trigger train noises such as braking, whistles and steam. Fix Percy’s wobbly wheel by removing and replacing parts and experimenting to find a combination of wheels, rods and bolts that work. Exhibit will be open to public through September 9th, the price is included in general admission.
This project is partially funded through a grant by Visit Jackson.