Thomas the Train: Explore the Rails

Thomas the Train: Explore the Rails


Friday, September 15, 2023 - Monday, January 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

Event Type

The Museum of Discovery and Science’s newest traveling exhibit, Thomas the Train: Explore the Rails, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, will run from September 15, 2023 January 15, 2024.

  • Climb aboard everyone’s favorite Steam Engine for a STEM adventure and celebrate as the world’s most beloved blue engine rolls into MODS. Explore the sights and sounds of the island of Sodor, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks.
  • Create routes or spurs with toy trains and track pieces, build bridges and travel around the entire island at the Island Exploration Table.
  • Fix Percy’s engine with oversized nuts, bolts, wheels, rods and wrenches and get him ready to chug at Sodor Steamworks.
  • Dress in a conductor’s uniform while loading and sorting freight and baggage onto train cars.
  • Learn valuable STEM skills throughout the exhibit by building an intricate wooden train set, assembling a large train and navigating through Thomas’ imaginary world.
  • Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. The exhibit is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

DETAILS: Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of a ticket to MODS. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Museum’s Box Office upon arrival. For more information, please visit Thomas the Train: Explore The Rails.