The health and well-being of our guests, volunteers, employees and partners continues to be our first priority. After careful consideration, the Illinois Railway Museum has decided that it will hold Day Out With Thomas events in 2021, with capacity limits and safety protocols in place. The museum is continuing to monitor Illinois state guidance as it affects our ability to welcome visitors back to our site, on even a restricted scale.
Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times.
The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2021 event. The dates of the event are:
- Saturday, July 10th, 2021
- Sunday, July 11th, 2021
- Saturday, July 17th, 2021
- Sunday, July 18th, 2021
The Ticket price is TBA. All riders of the train with Thomas the Tank Engine™ who have passed their second birthday must have a ticket. Day Out With Thomas™ tickets include one train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine for the trip specified on the Day Out With Thomas ticket, unlimited rides on streetcars; all entertainment (live music, magic shows, etc.); and access to all Museum exhibits on the date specified on the ticket. Food, snacks and beverages will be available at several locations around the Museum grounds. Continuing in 2021: You can ride on a train behind Percy. The ticket price for the Percy train is an additional amount TBA. All riders of the train with Percy who have passed their second birthday must have a ticket. Percy tickets include one train ride with Percy for the trip specified on the ticket. Activities during the Day Out With Thomas event:
- 20-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
- 20-minute train ride with Percy (additional ticket required)
- Meet Sir Topham Hatt™
- Magic Shows
- Garden model railroad display
- Live Music
- Thomas & Friends™ Storytelling and Video Viewing
- Thomas & Friends Playtable
- Thomas & Friends Coloring
- Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor Friends
Our parking is free and plentiful, and the parking lot will open at 7:30am every day. The gate will open at 9:00am. Tickets are expected to go on sale in Spring of 2021.
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES - except in case of event cancellation, ALL ticket sales are final.
TICKETS ARE NOT REPLACEABLE IF LOST!