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. One of Thomas' television series models, as well as one of Emily's, are on display at the exhibit.
- Climb inside Thomas' cab to explore the engine's 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
- Plan and build navigation routes to favorite destinations on the gigantic Wooden Railway replica of the Island of Sodor