MARCH 2016 at the B&O in Baltimore
Celebrate Women's History Month
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
March 1 – 31
Monday – Saturday (10am – 4pm), Sunday (11am – 4 pm)
March is Women’s History month at the B&O, proudly presented AMTRAK®. Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry.
Tuesday, March 1
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!
Education Connection: Word Play
March 1-3, 8-24, & 29-31 Tuesday-Friday
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Children enjoy Education Connection at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone in the B&O Roundhouse as we celebrate reading in honor of the National Educational Association's Read Across America event. This month's program helps children develop their language skills and allows them to play with words in this wacky and exploratory series. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
CLOSED to the Public
Friday, March 4
The Museum is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for the event set up of Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul event in the B&O Roundhouse on Saturday, March 5.
Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul
Saturday, March 5
Performances at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Museum CLOSED to the Public for this event
For one day only the B&O Railroad Museum presents three performances by Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul in its historic Roundhouse. Follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager Genevieve Goings and her dancing, beatboxing engineer DC as they entertain kids while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. This 45 minute show will have young railroad lovers and families singing and dancing to the beat at the birthplace of American railroading.
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
Wednesday, March 16
Toddler Time is normally held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January - October. When the museum hosts Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul, Day Out With Thomas, or Chuggington there may be only one Toddler Time scheduled. This Toddler Time presents, Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, who makes a live appearance at this month's Toddler Time. 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. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
Railroad Yard Sale
Saturday, March 19
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - FREE Admission
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Regular Admission Rates apply
Join us for the B&O Yard Sale, the ultimate collector's adventure! For one day only in the B&O Roundhouse, dig through an incredible selection of interesting and decorative train themed flea market items all gathered from the Museum's storage areas and warehouse - all for sale at great prices! Included in the sale will be one-of-a-kind large format historic photographs and graphics, used railroad and history books, videos, duplicate document and paper items, limited edition prints, postal items, signs, model trains, track and much more. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire something truly unique for your collection, to decorate your home and hobby room or a hard-to-find item for your bookshelf. Once these items are sold, they're gone forever. Come early - things sale quickly! Please note that items offered in this sale are not part of the B&O Railroad Museum's accessioned collection and all proceeds benefit the Museum's restoration efforts. All sales are final.
B&O Springfest: Cowboys & Crowns
Monday, March 21 -Saturday, April 2
(Closed Easter Sunday - March 27, 2016)
Join us this spring break for tons of fun activities including a Wild West adventure, a trip to the royal kingdoms of Arrendale and Provence to name two, and interactive crafts, a train ride with the Easter Bunny and much more.
- Wild Wild West - Thursday, March 24 (10am-3pm)
Don 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. Yahoo!
- Rockets & Royalty - Thursday, March 31 & Saturday, April 2 (10am-3pm)
Iron your best princess dress or break out your space suit as you journey to the royal kingdoms to test your rocket building skills in Provence with Belle and her dad, the inventor, make snow with Anna and Elsa in Arrendale, race frogs with Tiana in Maldonia, mine jewels with Snow White and make mice friends with Cinderella in her castle. It's sure to be a royal good time fit for any king or queen!
- Ride the Rails with the Easter Bunny - Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26 (Train departs at 11:30am & 2pm)
Hop on board the Mile One Express and take a round-trip ride with the B&O's Easter Bunny for a special treat. With paid admission train rides are an additional $3 for adults, $2 for children, and free for B&O Members. Professional Photos with the Easter Bunny available in the Roundhouse throughout these two days also.
- Golden Ticket Balloon Drop - Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26 at 1:00pm
Join the Easter Bunny for this balloon drop to find the golden ticket to win four tickets to Day Out With Thomas at the B&O April 22.
All Aboard for Train Ride Season at the B&O!
Beginning Thursday, March 24
Train ride season returns! Take a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission train ride tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children and FREE for B&O Members. Train rides are offered Thursday - Sunday, now through December and weekends in January. Train rides times are Thursday and Friday at 11:30am, Saturday at 11:30am & 2pm, and Sunday at 1pm. 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.
Easter Bunny Breakfast & Train Ride
Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Advanced reservations required
Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the historic Roundhouse! Story time with Choo Choo Blue, indoor carousel ride, and an exclusive round trip train ride with the Easter Bunny. Space is limited; advanced paid reservations required. For inquiries or ticket availability contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221.
Sunday, March 27
Museum closed in observance of Easter holiday.