901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
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JULY 2017 at the B&O in Baltimore


Patriotic Train Rides 
Saturday, July 1 at 11:30am & 2pm 
Sunday, July 2 at 1pm
Railroading began on July 4th in America! Come and take a patriotic train ride aboard the Mile One Express that travels along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America.
 
Museum CLOSED
Tuesday, July 4
Museum closed in observance of Independence Day.
 
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Thursday, July 6 & 20
10:30 a.m.
Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, make a live appearance at this Toddler Time. Toddler Time is usually held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday January - October. 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 ride in the event of inclement weather of equipment malfunction. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
 
Tickets on-sale July 5!
A Master Class for Railroad Modelers by Hollywood Celebrity & Award Winning Modeler, Michael Gross
"Easy Freight Car Weathering 1-2-3"
Monday, August 28
10:00 a.m.
Michael Gross, Hollywood Celebrity, host of the B&O Railroad Television Network, & Award Winning Modeler, will provide all you model railroad lovers and hobbyists the opportunity to spend the morning with him at the B&O Railroad Museum, Harry Eck Education Center on August 28, while he teaches model railroad class, "Easy Freight Car Weathering 1-2-3". This program is sure to please! Tickets are $25 for the general public and $20 for members of B&O Railroad Museum, B&O Railroad Historical Society, and C&O Railway Historical Society. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE or contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221.
 
Education Connection
Technology: Mitten Challenge
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
July 5, 7-12, 18-19, 21-31
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 using the right tools in Mitten Challenge, a wacky and wild way to build.

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Evolution Engine
July 13 - 16
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The B&O Railroad Museum is excited to announce its first ever Evolution Engine! Join us for a dino-riffic time!
Evolution Engine, the B&O's summertime STEM series, highlights the technological evolution of locomotives and the environmental evolutionary changes which impacted the lives of dinosaurs. Kids and adults, alike, can roam the evolution maze, discovering facts and truths about the extinction of dinosaurs and shift from steam engines to diesel engines. Sensory challenges include an excavation and rail design station, egg hunt races, face painting, waterworks zone, and more at the B&O's backyard Pavilion. Please join us!

 

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: 140 Years Later
Saturday, July 15
10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Tickets on-sale NOW!
Available now the B&O Railroad Museum presents a new exhibition commemorating the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. It coincides with the 140th anniversary of this event, which began in July 1877. This event is recognized as the first national labor movement in United States history. The B&O Railroad played a key part in sparking this uprising, which spread from the mid-Atlantic region, to as far as California in a matter of weeks. For a time, the strike halted interstate commerce and passenger travel through much of the nation. The uprising led to tens of millions of dollars in damages and more than one hundred people were killed. This important story is told through dozens of illustrations from the time period, stories, archival photographs, and rare artifacts. Visit this new exhibition to learn about this important moment in our history and the key role that the B&O played in the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. On Saturday, July 15 become immersed in the history of this moment in history by purchasing an all day ticket that begins at the historical marker of  "Strike of 1877" at Camden Yards, proceeds to the B&O Railroad Museum with a guided tour of this new exhibit with lunch, followed by multiple presenters and interpreters of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, and then a tour and complimentary reception at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum. Event tickets are $27, B&O Members pay $23.
For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
 
All Aboard Summer Reading Program, “I’ve Been Readin’ on the Railroad”
June 26 - August 21
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 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 are 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 21, 2017 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!  

 

Blue Star Museums
Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, September 3
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 30 through Sunday, September 3, 2017. 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. 

 


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