The world’s most beloved #1 blue engine is rolling into Discovery Center! Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! is an interactive exhibit inspired by the popular children’s series on Nickelodeon. This is the first time the exhibit will be in Illinois. Visitors to the exhibit will be delighted as they find themselves surrounded by the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and more. Children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges. As children confront those new challenges and test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “Really Useful” they all are.