AUGUST 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
CHUGGINGTON A Traintastic Adventure
Saturday, August 1 (8:30am - 4pm)
Sunday, August 2 (8:30am-4pm)
Tickets on-sale beginning May 11
For the first time ever, Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure rolls into the B&O Railroad Museum for a weekend of train rides, adventures, and challenges. Partnering with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, the B&O Railroad Museum is proud to host this immersive event inspired by the television show Chuggington. The event, Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure brings the show to life as families are immersed into the world of Chuggington. Young Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete several challenges, and earn rewards for their participation. Each challenge is scenario-based and represents Chuggington's main themes and characters - Koko, Brewster, and Wilson. The challenges allow Trainees to practice important life skills such as teamwork, safety, and leadership as they work hard to become the best Trainee they can be. Beginning Monday, May 11 tickets go on-sale at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-7630. Please note that coupons, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, or membership cards, including B&O Memberships, are not accepted during this (3) three day event. Everyone including B&O Members is required to purchase an event ticket for admittance into the museum, July 31-August 2, 2015.
Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, August 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, August 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 12:30 p.m.
With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum House has limited handicap accessibility and restroom facilities. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Tuesday, August 4
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visitors receive half off regular admission rates the first Tuesday of every month at the B&O Railroad Museum! All aboard for the most important American railroad collection in the world!
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Wednesday, August 5 & 19
Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot makes an appearance at this month's Toddler Times. Toddler Time is held the first and third Wednesday of the month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held only once a month in 2015: April 15, May 20, and October 7. Halloween Toddler Time & Costume Parade is held October 28. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that ride is not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
All Aboard Summer Reading Program, “I’ve Been Readin’ on the Railroad”
Now - August 24
A magical experience that takes children on a trip and teaches them new things about people and places! Children who participate in “I've Been Readin' on the Railroad” Summer Reading Program at the B & O Railroad Museum and the Ellicott City Station earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks is fun and educational. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you and your child on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B & O Railroad Museum or the Ellicott City Station, browse the children's railroad books and begin your journey! Read 10 railroad-related books, complete your journal, and return it to either Museum by August 24, 2015 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!
Blue Star Museums
Now - September 6
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Ellicott City Station, Mount Clare Museum House are proud to partner with Blue Star Museums and offer active military personnel and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, September 6, 2015. The Geneva Convention common access card (CAC) a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card are required to receive free admittance.