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 SEPTEMBER 2019

Workin' on the Railroad — Labor Day Weekend at the B&O
Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration
Sunday, September 1
1:30pm

Plan your Labor Day holiday at the B&O Railroad Museum, where everyone pays on $1.00 for admission. Enjoy a picnic with your family under the B&O Pavilion, play cornhole games and learn about employees who worked on the B&O Railroad.

 

Workin' on the Railroad — Labor Day Weekend at the B&O
Picnic and Dollar Day!
Monday, September 2
10am - 4pm
This year on Labor Day Monday, admission is just $1 per person! Don't forget to bring your own picnic to enjoy beneath our backyard pavilion!

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™Tickets on sale beginning Tuesday, September 3!
Event Dates: November 15-17, 23-24, 29-30 & December 1

All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™ at the B&O Railroad Museum, November 15-17, 23-24, 29-30 & December 1. 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 3, 2019.

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Toddler Time
Thursdays, September 5 & 19
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 of their choice on our one-of-a-kind Train Carousel – all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members.
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Restoration Shop Tour & Workshop
Sunday, September 8
2pm
Take the 2pm 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. Check back to sign up for the Workshop! More details to come.
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First Responders Day
Saturday, September 14
First Responders Day at the B&O honors those who answer the call and aims to educate the public about their lifesaving practices! Event is FREE with price of admission and includes a controlled collision between a train and car, Baltimore City Fire Dept. performing an extraction, and much more! 
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Sensory Friendly Day
Sunday, September 15
10am-4pm

The B&O offers Sensory Friendly Days for children and guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our special guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience. Additional volunteers and staff will be available to support visitors throughout their stay. Come and enjoy smaller crowds, specialized activities, less sound and light stimuli, and a special quiet room. Event is free with general admission. To RSVP and receive specialized sensory story, contact Rebecca Funk
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 21
10am-4pm
Museum Day is a an annual celebration of curiosity and learning hosted by Smithsonian magazine.  Participating museums and cultural institutions offer free admission to anyone presenting a museum day ticket.  Each ticket is good for two admissions on Saturday, September 21.  As an affiliate of the Smithsonian, 
the B & O Railroad Museum is proud to participate in Museum Day.  Tickets will be available for download on Smithsonian.com beginning August 15, 2019.

 


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