Day Out With Thomas, Sensory Friendly Day: Monday, August 7th

Here at the North Shore Scenic Railroad, we believe that the Day Out With Thomas should be for everyone. The Sensory Friendly Day Out With Thomas is designed for Thomas friends on the spectrum, and has limited attendance.

The North Shore Scenic Railroad proudly announces the 2023 Sensory Friendly- Day Out With Thomas (and Percy, too!)!  This event takes place in Two Harbors on Monday, August 7, 2023 from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon, with two available ride times, 9:30 and 11:00.  This year, the event will once again offer two tickets to those with Sensory needs for FREE… thanks to support from The Depot Foundation. New this year, the event will be held in Two Harbors, Minnesota (near Duluth) at 520 South Ave.  As always, we have worked closely with several advisors to create an inclusive event which will give those with sensory needs a day to remember with Thomas the Tank Engine.

This special event allows for extra space on the train and additional time for boarding, along with no music, limited attendance, minimal train whistles, and loud displays will be off. We have also arranged for a quiet room to be available.

Ticket holders will get a chance to take an approximate 20-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™️, get their picture taken with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, explore the train museum and participate in the Imagination Station activities. Guests will also enjoy our outdoor events which include an inflatable bounce-house, slide and obstacle course, temporary tattoos, the bubble Mecca and much more. Also available will be the Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop for everything Thomas!

Below, you will find a private link for this event. We are offering two complimentary tickets to the event (while supplies last) with the code “2Harbors”. Once you apply the offer code, a “free ticket” option appears. The two tickets are designated for the person with sensory needs and a caregiver or accompanying adult. Additional tickets are $22 each and can be purchased at the same time based on availability.

Reserve for 9:30am Departure Ride
Reserve for 11:00am Departure Ride

In order to limit attendance and keep the crowds small, we ask that you share this link only with other families having sensory needs. Ticket holders will get a chance to take an approximate 24-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™️, get their picture taken with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, explore the train museum (in Duluth) and participate in the Imagination Station activities. Guests will also get to ride the mini train, enjoy the inflatables (if available due to restrictions), get their face painted, get a temporary tattoo and play in the bubble mecca. Also available will be the Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop for everything Thomas, activities, and many other sensory-friendly activities.

There are two train ride times available: 9:30AM and 11AM, and the event runs from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. Above, you will find the links to the ticket sites. Please click the link which corresponds to the time you wish to ride. This event is for sale online only.

Tickets are for sale online only and there are no walkup tickets available on this date.

We look forward to seeing you at the railroad. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your train ride at 520 South Ave, in Two Harbors (not the Duluth Depot).

Sensory Friendly Day Out With Thomas is an event for people and children who have sensory processing issues, are on the autism spectrum, and/or have special needs. To make it an event geared for these populations, we ask you to only request tickets if you and the person for whom you are a caregiver meets these requirements.

Learn more about the standard Day Out With Thomas event by clicking here. Tickets are $22-$25 per person for Thomas, ages 2 and up. Train rides depart every hour on the hour for Thomas from 8:30am to 4pm. All guests much purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for a specific ride time.

The Day Out With Thomas Sensory Friendly Day is able to have complimentary tickets for many of its visitors thanks to generous support from the Depot Foundation, supporting Arts & Culture at the St. Louis County Depot where the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and North Shore Scenic Railroad operate. For sponsored discounted ticket information follow this link.

Map to the North Shore Scenic Railroad: