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Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails

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The world’s most beloved #1 blue engine is rolling into Discovery Center! Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! is an interactive exhibit inspired by the popular children’s series on Nickelodeon. This is the first time the exhibit will be in Illinois.

Visitors to the exhibit will be delighted as they find themselves surrounded by the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and more. Children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges. As children confront those new challenges and test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “Really Useful” they all are.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Discovery Center Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex.

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails
  • January 12, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $11 per person or $1 for members and children age one and younger
  • Recurring daily