Last week my family had the pleasure of visiting the Liberty Science Center to check out their newest exhibit, Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! The exhibit is designed for children ages 2-8 and promotes learning through play! Little ones are introduced to concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in an age appropriate way.
Our morning started off with a light breakfast and story time with a special guest, Sir Topham Hatt! Afterwards, we headed off to Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails exhibit located on the fourth floor of Liberty Science Center.
Play inside a Model of Thomas!
Aric is a huge Thomas fan so we were excited about seeing how he would react to his favorite trains being featured in the exhibit. Once he saw the Thomas Model, he ran over and climbed in! The model gives children the opportunity to explore the inner workings of an engine. The little knobs promote fine motor skills in a fun way and are perfect for little hands!
Train Table for all to explore!
Thomas fans will have a blast at the gigantic Train Table where visitors can change part of the tracks and push along their favorite trains.
Some other highlights of the exhibit include:
- Visit the Loading Zone to design and test different ways to arrange cargo onto the train car
- Build upon time telling abilities by understanding what the hands and numbers of the clock represent at Tick Tock, Fix the Clock
- With Every Part Has a Purpose, children remove train parts and problem-solve by choosing replacement parts to come up with a solution
- Help Get Percy Going by observing, analyzing, concluding and reflecting on how Percy’s engine makes and uses steam energy
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails is included with general admission tickets and kids under 2 are free. Liberty Science Center is open daily except Mondays in the fall and winter and on holidays. Visit LSC.org for hours and more information!
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This post is written in partnership with the Liberty Science Center. All opinions are mine alone.