Explore the Rails is an interactive and STEM-based Thomas and Friends themed exhibit touring different US and Canadian children museums. Visitors will have the chance to explore Thomas' cab, learn about Thomas and Friends history, and role-play as railway staff. Television series models of Thomas, Emily and Diesel are currently on display at the exhibit.
- Climb inside Thomas' cab to explore his inner workings
- Remove and replace parts to fix Percy's wobbly wheel, buffers, funnel, and lamp
- Fill Percy with coal and water so he can deliver the mail
- Suit up as the conductor and sell tickets to ride the train
- Load and sort luggage and freight into train cars
- Explore the history of Thomas and Friends through books, television series clips including clips from Shining Time Station episodes, and toys.
- The Shining Time Station clips were from the episodes Does it Bite?, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not, and Mr. Conductor's Movie.
- The television series clips were from the episodes Thomas and Gordon, Henry and the Elephant, Emily's Rubbish, Wayward Winston, Thomas' Shortcut, and Not So Slow Coaches.
- Plan and build navigation routes to favorite destinations on the gigantic Wooden Railway replica of the Island of Sodor