FEBRUARY 2017 at the B&O in Baltimore
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
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February 1 – February 28
Monday – Saturday (10am – 4pm), Sunday (11am – 4pm)
The B&O Railroad Museum 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. Also highlighted this month are two temporary exhibits commemorating the opening of National Museum African American History and Culture, A Place for All People & Makers of the Railroad. Don't miss this last month of these two special exhibitions.
Technology: Mitten Challenge
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February 1, 3-15, 17, 21-24
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 discovers the importance of using the right tools in Mitten Challenge, a wacky and wild way to build.
Thursday, February 2 & 16
Toddler Time is the first and third Thursday of each month January - October; some months may have adjusted dates due to other scheduled museum events. 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 children programs begin promptly on time.
Tuesday, February 7
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!
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration
Saturday, February 11
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.
Civil War Era Tea Party
Saturday, February 11
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.
Thursday, February 16 & Saturday, February 18
10am - 3pm
Pirate Days allow young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel. Adventurers learn how the railroad provided people the opportunity to travel and explore America. Just like those early engineers and inventors, this program celebrates the exploratory spirit of pirates and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment. Learn More
Roundhouse Model Train Show
Saturday, February 25 (10am-4pm)
Sunday, February 26 (11am – 4pm)
Discounted admission - $12 adults & seniors, $6 children, FREE for B&O Members
Special Weekend of Train Rides - Saturday at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm & Sunday at 12pm & 2pm
Add $3 adults, $2 children for train ride - FREE for B&O Members
The Roundhouse Model Train Show brings real trains and model trains together under one roof at the B&O's historic Roundhouse. The show is co-sponsored by Greenberg Train Shows, the largest and longest-running model train show in the country. The family-friendly show features model railroad manufacturers, model and toy train vendors, operating train layouts and interactive toy train displays in addition to the museum's other world class exhibits. The B&O Railroad Museum offers a special weekend of train rides - Saturday at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm & Sunday at 12pm & 2pm. To attend this event for FREE, click here become a B&O Member!
Tickets for Day Out With Thomas!
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday - Sunday, April 28-30 & May 5-7, 2017. Tickets on sale at Ticketweb www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. 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.
Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O
During the entire month of February 2017 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.