MAY 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
Day Out With Thomas
Friday - Sunday, May 1-3
Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Don't miss your last chance to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! For event details click here. 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.
Monday, May 4
Museum closed to the public for the breakdown of the past weekend event Day Out With Thomas.
Tuesday, May 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!
Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, May 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 12:30 p.m.
With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this experience are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum House has limited handicap accessibility and restroom facilities. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
National Train Day at the B&O
Saturday, May 9
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Train Day at the birthplace of American railroading! Visitor enjoy programming highlighting the B&O Railroad's contributions to railroading and guided tours of its one-of-a-kind collection of railroad cars featuring sleeping accommodations like the #908, Oriole, Dreamland, Troop Sleeper and Dynamometer Car. Visitors who present an Amtrak ticket stub on this day will receive free admission.
Ticket on-sale for Choo Choo Blue's Pizza Party
beginning Monday, May 11
For one day only Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot is hosting a pizza party for all of her friends! Join us for this "saucey" & "cheesy" event as we roll out a lot fun and activities at the B&O Pavilion. To purchase tickets contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221.
Guided Tour of The War Came By Train
Saturday, May 16
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join a senior docent for a guided tour of our landmark exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, The War Came By Train. Learn about the role of the B&O Railroad during the War, see the largest collection of Civil War locomotives and rolling stock in the world, and hear stories about actual people who worked for the railroad during this critical time in American history.
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, May 20
Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held only once a month in 2015: April 15, May 20, and October 7. Halloween Toddler Time & Costume Parade is held October 28. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Please note that there is no Toddler Time on May 7. 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 or equipment malfunction. Children programs begin promptly on-time.
Guarding the Railroad
Saturday, May 23
Learn the importance of the B&O Railroad during the early days of the Civil War. See pictures of the Thomas Viaduct that was the only link by rail to Washington, D.C. This program, designed for children ages 6-12, allows them to try on the uniform and equipment that a soldier would have used on a day to day basis. They will be able to see and touch personal equipment, leather gear, haversack, and canteens.
Monday, May 25
Museum closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Blue Star Museums
Tuesday, May 26 - Sunday, September 6
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 29 through Sunday, September 1, 2013. 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.
B&O Members receive FREE admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the month of May 2015, B&O members receive free admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with the presentation of a valid B&O membership card and photo identification. Please note that Family and Family & Friends memberships will allow free admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. To become a B&O members, visit Membership.