JULY 2016 at the B&O in Baltimore
Museum CLOSED to the public
Patriotic Train Rides and Flag Crafts
July 1 - 3
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.
Education Connection: Memory Tracks
July 1, 5-8, 19-29, Tuesday - Friday
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Children enjoy Education Connection at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone in the B&O Roundhouse. This month's program explores how the mind works through interactive games and crafts. Children learn how associations influence memory in this series. Some activities take place outdoors. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
Monday, July 4
Museum closed in observance of Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 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!
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12 & 13
The B&O Railroad Museum is closed to the public on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12 & 13 for the event set up of Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure this week July 14 - 17.
CHUGGINGTON A Traintastic Adventure
Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15 (10am - 4pm)
Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
Tickets available for purchase at the door!
Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure returns to the B&O Railroad Museum for train rides, adventures, and challenges July 14 - 17. Partnering with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, the B&O Railroad Museum is proud to host this immersive event inspired by the television show Chuggington. The event, Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure brings the show to life as families are immersed into the world of Chuggington. Young Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete several challenges, and earn rewards for their participation. Each challenge is scenario-based and represents Chuggington's main themes and characters - Koko, Brewster, and Wilson. The challenges allow Trainees to practice important life skills such as teamwork, safety, and leadership as they work hard to become the best Trainee they can be. Please note that coupons, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, or membership cards, including B&O Memberships, are not accepted during this (3) three day event. Everyone including B&O Members is required to purchase an event ticket for admittance into the museum, July 14 - July 17.
Monday, July 18
The Museum is closed to the public for the breakdown and set up of Chuggington event.
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Wednesday, July 20
Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, make a live appearance at this Toddler Time. Toddler Time is normally held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday January - October. When the museum hosts Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul, Day Out With Thomas and Chuggington only one Toddler Time may be scheduled. This program allows 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.
Chessie GP-38 #3802 & Caboose #3842 on Display
Saturday, July 23 - Tuesday, August 9
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday
To mark the completion of the restoration of caboose #3842 for the City of Bowie, MD, the B&O Railroad Museum will have on display together the #3842 Class C-26A caboose and Chessie #3802 diesel electric locomotive GP-38. Both of these pieces painted in Chessie colors, will be parked outside the historic North Car Shop where visitors can take a close look or photo opportunity of these two pieces of railroad equipment.
Blue Star Museums
Tuesday, May 31 - Sunday, September 4
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 31 through Sunday, September 4, 2016 except from July 12 - 17 for the event CHUGGINGTON. 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.