Plant Talk | Science Talk

Keep the Winter Bright with Thomas & Friends

Thomas and FriendsOur Holiday Train Show may be packed away for another year, but thanks to the thoughtful cast of All Aboard with Thomas and Friends, kids who haven’t had the opportunity to chug along with Thomas and his companion, Driver Sam, will now have almost the entire month of January to take part. That’s from now until January 27, at varying times in the NYBG‘s Ross Hall. And to make these family memories last, know that this is no simple puppet show–the cast will need your kids’ help in guiding the wayward Thomas all the way to Brendam Docks, with crowd interaction, singalongs, and more.

Just keep in mind that our shows are incredibly popular this time of year, so you’ll definitely want to take a moment and register for your tickets sooner, rather than later. Even with several shows per day (up to five on Saturdays and Sundays), we’re still filling seats at a record pace!

Last week, we caught up with Kevin Character and Gayle Schmidt to get the low down on Thomas’ current rail schedule.

Again, All Aboard with Thomas and Friends™ takes place in the Ross Hall from now until January 27. And you should make a point of sticking around after the show, camera in hand–there’ll be a photo op with Thomas once he’s found his way to his destination. Visit our ticket page for more on dates and times, and register while you’re there.

But if an extended schedule for the Tank Engine and his friends isn’t enough, we’re sweetening that pot with something a bit more extravagant: how does a week spent lounging on the sunny beaches of Cancun sound?

Nope, that’s not a typo. Believe it or not, Thomas has a few choice vacation spots that he likes to frequent, Mexico’s tropical coast among them. In a partnership with the NYBG, the all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are now offering one lucky family of four the chance to join Thomas and Friends for a five-night, six-day stay at one of three exclusive hotels. You supply the airfare, and they’ll give you everything you need to create a memorable vacation, not to mention $1500 in resort credit.

All Aboard with Thomas and FriendsEntering your name in the drawing is as simple as visiting the Garden for a showing of All Aboard with Thomas and Friends, entering onsite at the Ross Hall, and filling out a sweepstakes form. It’s quick and easy, with no additional purchase necessary. Otherwise, you can enter by providing your information on a 3″x5″ card, putting it in an envelope, and mailing it to us here at The New York Botanical Garden, att: Marketing Department, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458.

All entries must be received by 1/30/13, with the winner being notified following a drawing in early February.

We hope to see you and your kids taking part in Thomas’ adventures sometime in the next few weeks, and don’t forget to set aside your swim trunks and SPF 35. Before you know it, you could be sunning in the warmth and waves, with winter’s hassles hardly on the radar.

  1. Zeta says:

    Thomas – still going strong. I remember him in my youth, which I would love to say wasn’t that long ago… but… well…

  1. There are no trackbacks for this post yet.

Leave a Reply