*RAIN OR SHINE* Please arrive 1 hour prior to departure.Day Out With Thomas Offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Every event has a Thomas are for you and your children to enjoy for the duration of the event. ?The event at the NCTM includes musical performances, a magician, childrens hay bale maze, model train layouts, food vendors, picnic shelters, a large gift shop, plus three exhibit buildings featuring North Carolinas transportation history with rail cars, antique automobiles and a Wright Brothers flyer replica.
-For Group Sales - (866) 468-7630 -Special Offers are not applicable for all train ride times. Most access codes are generally for Thomas train tickets only, not for combo tickets, and are invalid for Saturday and Sunday train ride times between 11:00am – 1:59pm local time. -Ticket holders will receive an armband to grant them access to paid admission areas and all Thomas activities. Armbands will be included in the Will Call ticket envelopes. Visitors who received their tickets mailed to them in advance should present their tickets at any information booth or the Will Call/ Ticket Box Office booths to receive armbands. -A Thomas ticket is required for museum admission and all activities during all Day Out With Thomas event days. All visitors are required to have a ticket ages 2 and up. Individuals ARE NOT allowed to walk around the grounds without a ticket. -Strollers will not be allowed on the Thomas or Percy train. A special parking area will be provided near the trains to leave strollers. Visitors are encouraged not to leave any valuables in the strollers while they are left in this area. Please make sure your stroller is clearly identified with your name or other device since many strollers may appear similar when grouped together. -Digital, film and video cameras are welcome at the museum. Visitors may not stand on railroad tracks for photographs. All grade crossing will be staffed by museum volunteers for safety throughout the day. Visitors may take photos at a safe distance from alongside the tracks or from any of the public walkways -Event is rain or shine -No event admission will be permitted without a Thomas ticket -Tickets are valid for the date/time printed on the ticket only -Individuals are NOT allowed to walk around the grounds without a Thomas ticket. -Arrive at least one hour early, trains depart on time, you may line up for boarding 30 minutes prior to train departure -Ages 2 years and above require a ticket, under 2 do not require a ticket but they will not have their own seat. -Food and drink are not allowed on the train. -No pets except approved guide animals. -No climbing on rail equipment unless permitted by museum signs, No walking on tracks or in closed-off areas of property. -Outside food is OK. -All sales are final, there are no refunds.