SEPTEMBER 2017 at the B&O in Baltimore
Monday, September 4
Museum closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 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!
Education Connection: Brake, Build, Boom!
Tuesday - Friday in September
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 focuses on the power of inventions and the process of revision. Children become a "master engineer" in this exciting series. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
Ticket Sale THE POLAR EXPRESS
Beginning Tuesday, September 5
All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS at the B&O Railroad Museum! 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 6. For more information and tickets click here
Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
Sunday, September 10
Take the 2:00 p.m. train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum’s locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the “Iron Horses” currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is 1 hour with an additional 15 minutes for train ride to and from the restoration shop. Space is limited to 25 people for age 13 and up. Train ride and tour is $11.00 per person with paid admission.
Thursday, September 7 & 21
Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month during the months of January - October; some months may be altered due to other scheduled children events. 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 this event promptly begins on time.
Royal Adventure Days
Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17
Train rides with Princesses: Saturday at 11:30am, 12:30pm, & 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, at 12pm & 2pm
Come dressed as your favorite astronaut, railroad engineer, or prince or princess for an out-of-this-world experience. Story times with Olaf. Interactive games. Then All Aboard for a train ride fit for any king or queen. Little passengers board the decorated royal train car to have some first class fun! At pm its A Blast with Rocket Trains! This hands-on learning experience allow young princesses and princes to explore and apply a range of science and engineering concepts in a fun way. Rocket trains recommended for ages 5 and up. Adult supervision required.