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. 



2021 Schedule:


January 7

Story: Magic Train Ride by Sally Crabtree

Craft: Make a train whistle!

Let's begin the new year with some magic! Kids create their own train whistle to transport us from station to station during storytime.


January 21

Story: Freight Train by Donald Crews

Craft: Decorate a booklet of train cars!

Kids show off their knowledge of train cars (and coloring skills!) as we create an engaging and informative booklet.


February 4

Story: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Craft: Magnificent Train Invention of Found Materials

 Let's get creative! Kids use everyday items to create their own train - just like the characters in our story!


February 18

Story: Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Craft: Assemble Your Bag of Belongings!

Kids learn about the role of trains in the Great Migration and create a bag of items they would need to move to a new town 


March 4

Story: How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

Craft: Miniature Maps

Kids celebrate an important moment in Baltimore Rail history by retracing President Lincoln's secret journey to Washington D.C. with the help of the United States' first female detective.


March 18

Story: Pete the Cat's Train Trip by James Dean

Craft: Make a Name Trains

With help from Pete the Cat, kids practice spelling and fine motor skills with some hands-on, train-inspired activities.


April 1

Story: Thomas Saves Easter!

Craft: Easter Egg Hunt

Kids decorate their own train bags before filling them up during an egg hunt!


April 15

Story: Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? by Briana Caplan Sayres

Craft: Types of Trains Puzzles

After learning about many kinds of trains, children assemble paper puzzles to reveal a secret picture - see how many trains you can collect!

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