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Toddler Time
Thursday, August 1
10:30 am
Children to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and enjoy a ride on our one-of-a-kind Train Carousel– all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. 
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Sensory Friendly Day
Sunday, August 18
10am-4pm

The B&O offers Sensory Friendly Days for children and guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our special guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience. Additional volunteers and staff will be available to support visitors throughout their stay. Come and enjoy smaller crowds, specialized activities, less sound and light stimuli, and a special quiet room. Event is free with general admission. To RSVP and receive specialized sensory story, contact Rebecca Funk
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Summer Reading Challenge
Now - August 19
A magical experience that will take you on a trip and teach you new things about people and places! Participate in the “I've Been Readin' on the Railroad” Summer Reading Program at the B&O Railroad Museum and earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks will be fun. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B&O Railroad Museum and 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 19, 2019 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!
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Railroad Yard Sale

 This event has been postponed to a later date. Stay tuned for more information.

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™Tickets on sale August 24!
Event Dates: November 15-17, 23-24, 29-30 & December 1

All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™ at the B&O Railroad Museum, November 15-17, 23-24, 29-30 & December 1. This holiday season create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever - a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS. Pajama-clad families can board THE POLAR EXPRESS for a train ride to remember. On board the train, passengers are whisked off to "the North Pole" where they relive the magic of the classic children's book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa. Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey on board THE POLAR EXPRESS. The conductor punches your golden ticket,chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies, Santa's helpers provide carols and holiday cheer, and Santa himself gives each child the first gift of Christmas - a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE! 

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Workin' on the Railroad — Labor Day Weekend at the B&O
Track-laying Demonstration
Saturday, August 31
12 Noon

Learn how to lay rail track during this special event as part of the B&O's Labor Day weekend festivities!

 

Now through Labor Day
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
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 is proud to partner with Blue Star Museums and offer active military personnel and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Monday, May 27 through Monday, September 2, 2019 with the presentation of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID,

 


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