APRIL 2017 at the B&O in Baltimore
All Aboard for Train Ride Season at the B&O!
Beginning April 1
Train ride season returns! Take a round trip train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad right-of-way laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. For the train ride schedule please click here. With paid admission train ride tickets are $3 adults, $2 for children (2-12), and free for B&O Members. Please note that train rides are not guaranteed with your visit and are subject to change without notice.
Art: Rail Design
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
April 4-5, 7, 18-21
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Children enjoy Education Connection at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone in the B&O Roundhouse. Children discover the importance of aesthetics in Rail Design, an imaginative look at railroads.
Tuesday, April 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!
Thursday, April 6
Toddler Time is usually held the first and third Thursday of each month from January - October. Children to listen to a railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue KidsZone, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville - all included with paid admission. Program recommended for ages 2-5. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
Royal Adventure Days
Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9
Train Rides with Princesses: Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m & Sunday at 12 Noon & 2:00 p.m.
Royal Adventure Days bring sparkling glamour to the railroading world. Twelve princesses join the B&O for a day of one on one interactions and fun. Along with the Royal Train Ride, young princes and princesses have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete fun challenges in each kingdom, create inventions and master craft making while learning about different aspects of the railroad. Each kingdom is based on a aspect of the B&O Railroad and represents the most beloved characters from recent and classic storybooks and movies. The kingdoms allow children to learn about the science and history of the railroad as they work to complete each task.
B&O Springfest: Cowboys, Crowns, & the Easter Bunny
Wild Wild West Adventures
Monday, April 10 - Thursday, April 13
Train Rides Wednesday & Thursday departing at 11:30 a.m.
Put on your cowboy hats and boots and join us at the B&O Ranch for a wild wonderful time! There're bulls that need ropin', bandits that need catchin', ponies that need racin' and much more. So saddle up cowboys and cowgirls and meet us at the B&O for a day of fun on the western frontier.
B&O Springfest: Cowboys, Crowns, & the Easter Bunny
Ride the Rails with the Easter Bunny
Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15
Train Rides depart at 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; Golden Ticket Balloon Drop at 1:00 p.m.
Hop on board the Mile One Express and take a round trip train ride with the Easter Bunny for a special treat. With paid admission train rides $3 adults, $2 children (2-12) and free for B&O Members. Children may also have professional photos taken with the Easter Bunny too. Each day at 1pm there will be a balloon drop where the lucky winner will receive a golden ticket redeemable for 4 tickets to Day Out With Thomas at the B&O Railroad Museum, April 28- 30 & May 5-7.
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 15
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Advance purchase required. Tickets on-sale beginning March 6
Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the historic Roundhouse. Story time with Choo Choo Blue, professional photo time with the Easter Bunny and indoor carousel ride. The program ends with an exclusive train ride with the Easter Bunny. Space is limited; prepaid reservations required. Contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221 to purchase tickets.
Sunday, April 16
The B&O Railroad Museum is closed on Sunday, April 16 in observance of Easter.
Thursday, April 27
The B&O Railroad Museum is closed to the public on Thursday, April 27 for the set up of the weekend event, Day Out With Thomas.
Day Out With Thomas
Friday - Sunday, April 28-30 & May 5-7
Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Tickets on-sale beginning February 1, 2017. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended for the train ride. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas.
B&O Members receive FREE admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the months of April and May 2017, B&O members receive free admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 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 members, visit Membership.