FEBRUARY 2016 at the B&O in Baltimore
Museum CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
February 1 – February 7
The B&O Railroad Museum is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC from February 1 - 7 for museum renovations and exhibit improvements. The museum will reopen on Monday, February 8 at 10am.
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
February 8 – February 29
Monday – Saturday (10am – 4pm), Sunday (11am – 4pm)
The B&O Railroad Museum opens a new African American exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.
New exhibits focus on African American passenger travel during segregation and chefs and waiters who worked on B&O dining cars.
Education Connection: Through the Zoo
February 9 - February 26, Tuesday - Friday
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 explores different animals around the world and the alphabet. Recommended for ages 2 and up.
Saturday, February 13
- Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration at 12 Noon
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 Roundhouse? Watch Museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move an historic rail car.
- Worn & Torn Sale at the Museum Store (10am - 4pm)
Visit the Museum Store during our annual Worn & Torn sale for fabulous discounts on B&O merchandise! Members receive 10% off all sale prices excluding worn & torn books.
Children and families are invited to join the ladies of the Maine Camp Hospital Association for a Civil War era tea party. Enjoy tea and snacks that were common in that period. Learn about social and home front issues and the work that was done for wounded soldiers by these ladies during the War. This program does not require reservations and is recommended for families with young children.
- Civil War Era Tea Party at 11am
Wednesday, February 17
Toddler Time is usually held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January - October. When the museum hosts Disney Jr. Choo Choo Soul, Day Out With Thomas, or Chuggington, there may be only one Toddler Time scheduled. This program allows children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone and a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission.Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that there is no Toddler Time scheduled for May 2, 2012. All childrens programs begin promptly on time.
Happy Birthday to the B&O! Special weekend of Train Rides! York Locomotive Debuts!
Train rides depart Saturday, February 27 at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm & Sunday, February 28 at 12:30pm & 2:00pm
This weekend celebrates the B&O's 189th birthday and the Roundhouse's 132nd birthday. It also debuts the acquisition of the York locomotive. The C&O Canal Historical Society will also be on hand to present The Underground Railroad. The B&O offers a special weekend of train rides (weather permitting) and highlight educational programs on both the birth of the oldest railroad in America and the 1884 Roundhouse. With paid admission train rides are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children (2-12) and free for B&O members. To become a B&O member click here.
B&O Birthday Bash for Young Railroaders
Saturday, February 27
10am – 4pm
Don your party hat and get ready to celebrate the B&O's 189th birthday. Children enjoy train games, interactive education stations, balloons, photo sessions, party games and more.
Tickets on-sale for Day Out With Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday - Sunday, April 22-24 & April 29 -May 1, 2016. Tickets on sale now! Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. For event details click here. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for admittance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas.
Ticket Sale for Easter Bunny Breakfast in the Roundhouse Beginning Monday, February 22
Purchase your tickets to a delicious Easter breakfast buffet in the B&O historic Roundhouse on Friday, March 25 or Saturday, March 26. Children enjoy a Easter story, indoor carousel ride, and photos and train ride with the Easter Bunny. Space is limited; advance purchase required. To purchase tickets contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221.
Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O
10am - 4pm
During the entire month of February 2016 the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore members receive free entrance into the B&O Railroad Museum with the presentation of a valid Zoo membership card and photo ID. Card holders with Family memberships are allowed admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. Mile One Express train rides are offered weekends in January; tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Indoor Train Carousel rides are $2.00 per ticket. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction.