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 OCTOBER 2018

 

Tickets on sale for THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™
Event Dates: November 16-18, 23-25
All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™ at the B&O Railroad Museum, November 16-18, 23-25! This holiday season create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever - a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS. Pajama-clad families can board THE POLAR EXPRESS for a train ride to remember. On board the train, passengers are whisked off to "the North Pole" where they relive the magic of the classic children's book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa. Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey on board THE POLAR EXPRESS. The conductor punches your golden ticket,chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies, Santa's helpers provide carols and holiday cheer, and Santa himself gives each child the first gift of Christmas - a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE! Tickets on-sale beginning September 4, 2018.
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Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, October 2
10am - 4pm
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!

 

Toddler Time
Thursday, October 4
10:30 am
Children to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and enjoy a ride on our one-of-a-kind Train Carousel – all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. 
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James D. Dilts Memorial Book Launch
The World the Trains Made, A Century of Great Railroad Architecture in the U.S. & Canada
Thursday, October 9, 5:30 pm
RSVP required by October 5
The B&O Railroad Museum and the Baltimore Community honors the monumental work of the late James D. Dilts and his recently published book, "The World the Trains Made, A Century of Great Railroad Architecture in the United States and Canada".Recently donated items from James Dilts’ extensive personal library will be on display during the book launch. The collection includes notes and photographs from his first book The Great Road as well as never-before-seen research material for his new work, The World the Trains Made: A Century of Great Railroad Architecture in the United States and Canada. After brief remarks at 6pm, light refreshments will be served.
RSVP required by Friday, October 5 to Kathy Hargest at 410-752-2462 x 207.

 

Railroading Day "Calling All Scouts!"
Saturday, October 20
The B&O Railroad Museum and the Boy Scouts of America are partnering for Railroading Day that is open to all boy scouts. Meet merit badge requirements toward the Railroading, Inventing, and Electronic Merit Badges. Special scout activities planned throughout the day. Hands-on activities are age appropriate for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
For more information please visit http://www.baltimorebsa.org/event/railroad-o-ree/2397088 Please also note that this day is also the Baltimore Marathon; please plan accordingly.

  

Toddler Time Halloween Celebration
Thursday, October 25
10:30am
Join us for the year’s last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration with a the costume parade for children to collect special treats around the Museum's historic Roundhouse. Join us for a ride on our on-of-a-kind train carousel! All included with paid admission. Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5. Please note that this event begins promptly on time.
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Witches & Wizards Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28
Saturday, 10am - 3pm & Sunday, 11am - 3pm
Train Rides: Saturday at 11:30am & 2pm & Sunday at 12pm & 2:30pm
Young "Wizards & Witches" will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a train ride aboard the Wizards Express. Learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible "potions", wizard wands and hats, and much more!
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