SEPTEMBER 2017 at the B&O in Baltimore
Art: Rail Design
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
September 1-6, 8-20, 26-29
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Children enjoy Education Connection at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone in the B&O Roundhouse. Children discover the importance of aesthetics in Rail Design, an imaginative look at railroads.
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!
Ticket Sale THE POLAR EXPRESS
Beginning Tuesday, September 5
Event dates: November 17-19, 24-26
All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS at the B&O Railroad Museum, November 17-19, 24-26! 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 usually held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month during the months of January - October. 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.
Civil War Days
Saturday, September 16 (10am-4pm)
Sunday, September 17 (11am-4pm)
Travel back to the time of the American Civil War at the B&O Railroad Museum! Join us for a special living history presentation by members of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry in the B&O Roundhouse. Medical displays by a Civil War surgeon and the Maine Camp & Hospital Association will be ongoing the entire weekend. Meet the soldiers and learn about camp life, the gear they carried, and troop travel by train. The ladies of the Maine Camp & Hospital Association will have Civil War kids' games available, period clothes to try on and an afternoon tea party!
Royal Adventure Days
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1
Train rides with Princesses: Saturday at 11:30am, 12:30pm, & 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, at 12pm & 2pm
Royal Adventure Days bring sparkling glamour to the railroading world. Twelve princesses join the B&O for a day of one on one interactions and fun. Along with the royal train ride, young princes and princesses have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete challenges in each kingdom, create inventions and master craft making while learning about different aspects of the railroad. Each kingdom is based on an aspect of the B&O Railroad and represents the most beloved characters from recent and classic storybooks and movies. The kingdoms allow children to learn about the science and history of the railroad as they work hard to complete each task.