JANUARY 2016 at the B&O in Baltimore
Friday, January 1
Museum closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
B&O's Magical Holiday Express
Saturday, January 2 (9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, January 3 (10am-4pm)
Join us for the last weekend of the B&O's Magical Holiday Express! Model train layouts! Mile One Express Train Rides at 11:30am & 2pm! Carousel Rides and more!
Roads to Rails: Early Railroading Month
Monday - Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11am - 4pm)
During the month of January join the B&O Railroad Museum as it celebrates the birth and development of railroading from its inception in 1827 to 1860. Learn how the B&O Railroad overcame incredible physical and technological challenges to become an early success story during America's transportation revolution and why it was widely known as "the Railroad University of the United States." Programs will highlight the role of the B&O during this transformative period and feature the Museum's one-of-a-kind collection of early 19th century locomotives.
Mile One Express Train Rides
Weekends in January
Saturdays January 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sundays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Visitors may take the Mile One Express Train Ride on weekends during the month of January at the B&O Railroad Museum. Train ride times are on Saturday at 11:30am, & 2:00pm and Sunday at 1pm. With paid admission, tickets are $3.00 each for adults and seniors and $2.00 each for children ages 2-12. B&O members are free! The Museum reserves the right to change or cancel train rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction and are not guaranteed with your visit.
Tuesday, January 5
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!
Wednesday, January 6 & 20
Toddler Time is normally held the first and third Wednesday of the month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Months that offer special events like Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul, Day Out With Thomas, and Chuggington there may be only one Toddler Time scheduled. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. This program begins promptly at 10:30am.
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstrations
Saturday, January 9
Demonstration at 12:00 Noon
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse? Watch museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move a historic rail car.
Special Day for Train Rides at the B&O
Monday, January 18
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the B&O offers a special day of train rides with paid admission at 12:00 noon. Plan to bring your family and friends for a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, tickets are FREE for B&O members, $3.00 for adults and seniors and $2.00 for children ages 2-12 with paid admission.The Museum reserves the right to change or cancel train rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction and are not guaranteed with your visit.
Exclusive B&O Member Presale for Day Out With Thomas Tickets
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 & April 29 - May 1, 2015. B&O members may purchase tickets exclusively from January 25-31 before tickets go on-sale to the general public. A member code is required to purchase tickets during this time period. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. For membership inquiries contact the Membership office 410-752-2462 x 205. To purchase a B&O membership and take advantage of this offer visit Membership. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for admittance 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.
Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O
January & February
During the months of January and February 2016, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore members receive free entrance into the B&O Railroad Museum with the presentation of a valid Zoo membership card and photo ID. Card holders with Family memberships are allowed admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. Mile One Express train rides are offered weekends in January; tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Indoor Train Carousel rides are $2.00 per ticket. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction.