B&O Railroad Museum Kids Zone
901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223

Toddler Time

Click here for Virtual Story Times every Tuesday and Thursday during school closure.

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday most months from January – October.

 Circle and story times begin promptly at 10:30am.


Designed for the naturally inquisitive minds of toddlers—18 months to three years old—the B&O’s award-winning Toddler Time program celebrates the excitement of learning through various sensory exploration activities, helping young learners develop their motor skills and interact with the world around them. 

During the program’s circle time, children follow along with an engaging story and play exciting train games, building their knowledge and confidence.

At the close of the program, children receive a complimentary ticket, which can be used for one free ride on the museum’s carousel. 



2020 Schedule:


January 16

We kick off the 2020 Toddler Time season with a festive story about the childhood excitement of snow days! Kids then get to plow their way through a fun blizzard of snow that won't melt.

Story: The Night Before the Snow Day by Natasha Wing

February 6

Kids learn about the secret history of trains while working together to solve a railroad puzzle of their own.

Story: The Secret Subway by Shana Corey

February 20

Scientific slime! Budding scientists will explore the chemical changes of compounds in this safe, kid-friendly science lab.

Story: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

March 5

After young guests learn how to care for an engine, they'll apply their newfound skills to design in order to decorate an engine of their very own to take home.

Story: How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton

March 19 - Cancelled

Enjoy a Virtual Story Time

April 2 - Cancelled

Enjoy a Virtual Story Time 

April 16 - Cancelled

Enjoy a Virtual Story Time

May 7

Our little conductors trade in their trains for captain's hats as they learn about the different ways officers help their community. 

Story: Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton

May 21

Using their imaginations and our STEM building kits, young architects create their very own structures.

Story: Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty


June 4

Hank is one confused conductor! Let's read together and see if he can figure out his cargo. Afterwards, kids will participate in their own sorting activity to keep Hank organized!

Story: Railroad Hank by Lisa Moser


July 2

Meet Allan, a boy who loves trains! Follow him on his first rail trip and learn about the way of the rails! After story time, kids are invited to sort through our sensory bins to find trains, planes, and so much more.

Story: Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train by Anne Rockwell


July 16

Take a chilly break from the heat to celebrate Christmas in July! Young engineers learn about how our friend Thomas clears the snow. Then, they get to clear the tracks of some summer snow.

Story: Thomas Gets a Snowplow by Wilbert Awdry 


September 3 - Cancelled


September 17

Book: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Craft: Children will make cat mosaics


October 1

Book: I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince

Craft: Children will make ant puppets


October 22

Book: Little Blue Truck’s Halloween


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