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. Young railroad lovers will enjoy story time and learn to make a patriotic craft of our Nation's red, white, & blue flag. You may bring or purchase at the Museum Store your own white t-shirt to decorate.
Tuesday, July 4
Museum closed in observance of Independence Day.
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Thursday, July 6 & 20
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.
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.
July 13 - 16
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Young adventurers explore new ways to discover the past while engaging in STEAM related activities. Adventurers learn different ways to use gained knowledge to complete dino train related tasks.
Irish Railroad Workers Lecture Series: Strike of 1877
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The B&O Railroad Museum partners with the Irish Railroad Workers Museum to bring you a lecture given by Bill Barry about the Railroad Strike of 1877 on its 140th anniverary. Learn about the history and impact of the strike from a labor historian and then take a tour of this new exhibit. Cost $10 per person for ages 13+.
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.