september, 2021

This is a repeating event

11sep(sep 11)8:00 am26(sep 26)5:00 pmDay Out With Thomas


Event Details

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into town for a giant party! Join us at Day Out With Thomas™ for Trains, Games and Miles of Smiles, where families can join the outdoor fun when the #1 Engine pulls into the Colorado Railroad Museum on the weekends of September 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2021!

This fun-filled event offers families the opportunity to hop on board an interactive train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. You’ll also enjoy access to hands-free activities including live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, stage shows, sing-a-longs and much more! It’s full steam ahead to an unforgettable day with a host of train-related activities, including a special appearance from Sir Topham Hatt, the Railway Controller from The Island of Sodor. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required. Support your local heritage railroad museum at this outdoor family event and keep history chugging.


WHO:                   Thomas the Tank Engine

WHAT:                 Family Fun in an outdoor environment. Highlights include:

– Approximately 20-minute Train Ride led by a full-sized, talking Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive. This year’s train ride features an all-new interactive story where you’ll earn your official Travel Badge by helping Thomas.

– Admission to select portions of the Colorado Railroad Museum with outdoor offerings and activities included

– Hands-free activities and entertainment featuring:

Live Theatrical Entertainment with Hobo Hubbub, Train Yard Challenge Gameshow, a stilt walking Semaphore, sing-alongs, storytelling and more in spacious outdoor stage settings – Hay Bale Maze offering plenty of room for kids to explore and play – Scavenger Hunt featuring family fun as you work together to find all of the answers and items, and collect a few special mementos to take home for more fun later – Outdoor Scale Model Trains operating all day long on the Denver Garden Railway Society’s permanent on-site, landscaped G-gauge railroad – Push a Locomotive Around aboard a 120-year old, “armstrong”-powered railroad turntable – A special appearance by Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway – Photo Opportunities throughout the event, including with Thomas himself – Step-On Access to selected historic railroad cars and locomotives – Antique Engine Display with farm tractors plus hit-and-miss engines.

– Food, snacks, drinks and treats available on-site for purchase

– Gift shop on-site with exclusive Thomas & Friends merchandise only available at this event.


MASK REQUIREMENTS: Masks are currently required to be worn by all guests ages 2 and over during your Train Ride with Thomas. This is a federal TSA requirement, and it applies regardless of whether guests are sitting in an open-air car or one that is enclosed with windows. Masks are currently only required aboard trains; throughout the balance of the Day Out With Thomas event grounds, masks are currently not required. Other safety measures in place for Day Out With Thomas include:

– Limited capacity entry to the event, allowing for greater distances to be maintained throughout the event.

– Advanced tickets required, sold at

– Increased cleaning procedures throughout the event.

– Adjusted experience offerings and layout. All event elements will be either hands-free or allow for sanitization with limited-contact guest services.

For more information about the steps Colorado Railroad Museum has taken to welcome you back in 2021, visit or call 303-279-4591.

                                                                                                                  WHEN:                 September 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 (Saturdays-Sundays)

TIME:                   Tickets include a train ride at a designated time selected at the point of purchase, plus admission to museum grounds and all activities for up to three hours

WHERE:               COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403


Tickets for this Day Out With Thomas™ event go on sale to the public beginning Tuesday, August 3, and are available at Ticket prices are $23 for ages 2 and up (service charges and fees may apply). Advanced tickets are required. Walk-up sales will not be available.

For more information and directions, visit the Colorado Railroad Museum’s website at or call 303-279-4591 (Tue-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MDT, closed Mondays).


This is a Weekly Recurring Event

Runs from Sep 11, 2021 to Sep 26, 2021 and happens every:

Saturdays: 8 am – 5 pm

Sundays: 8 am – 5 pm


11 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 5:00 pm