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 NOW!
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. Tickets on-sale at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-7630. For event details click here. 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.
Monday, August 3
The B&O Railroad Museum is closed on Monday, August 3 for the breakdown of the past weekend event Chuggington.
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!
Veteran's Day Swing Dance
One evening only! Saturday, November 7
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tickets on-sale August 15
It was the era of a toe-stomping Chattanooga Choo Choo - a time when today's World War II veterans were young soldiers fighting a major war. To honor these brave men and women, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting its annual Swing Dance inside the historic 1884 Roundhouse. For event details and tickets click here.
Beach Party Bash
Monday-Friday, August 17 - August 21
Celebrate the end of summer at the B&O for a Beach Party Bash! Discover your end of summer adventure with fun, hands-on activities to keep kids engaged and active. PLUS train rides and appearances by Choo Choo Blue & Elsa and Anna.
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Wednesday, August 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, & August 19. 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!
B&O Members receive FREE admission to the Babe Ruth Museum & Sports Legends Museum
During the months of July & August 2015, B&O members receive free admission to two other museums - Babe Ruth Museum & Sports Legends Museum with the presentation of a valid B&O membership card and photo identification. Please note that Family and Family & Friends memberships will allow free admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. To become a B&O member, visit Membership.
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, except from July 29 - Aug 3 for the event CHUGGINGTON. 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.