901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
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Click here for Virtual Story Times every Tuesday and Thursday during school closure.

 

STUDENT GROUPS AND SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Bring history to life and then bring it back to the classroom with the B&O Railroad Museum's exhibits, tours, and programs - all aligned to Maryland Educational Standards. The museum is a participant of the State Aided Education Institutions Program (SAI), which may provide funding assistance for eligible Maryland school groups. All Maryland Title 1 schools and Baltimore City Public Schools are eligible for free admission, one student tour or workshop, a reserved lunch dining space (as available), and a ride on the Mile One Express train during their visit. We offer reduced admission for school groups of 20 or more. 

 

COVID-19: INTERCHANGEABLE VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON FIELD TRIPS
Due to the unprecedented and evolving nature of the 2020-2021 school year during covid-19, all our student tours are being offered as both virtual and in-person experiences. We understand how unpredictable this year may be, so we will accept any transfers between physical and virtual experiences as your situation changes. Once you reserve a field trip, we will be more than happy to convert your reservation between in-person and virtual, as needed. For complete details and information, please check out our Student Group Guide.

Your reservation will include a pre-visit classroom activity as well as additional scheduling information and other resources to prepare you and your students for their field trip. Groups typically spend 2-4 hours at the museum, depending on selected experiences and your programming needs.

 

STUDENT GROUPS GUIDE & MARYLAND EDUCATION STANDARDS
All our educational program offerings are aligned with Maryland Education Standards. For complete details about our field trip and workshop offerings, including free and reduced-cost admissions, please review our Student Groups Guide below.

 


Book Your Tour NOW!

 

Deposit and Payment: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your group. Full payment is required ten days prior to your scheduled visit. Prices are subject to change without notice. Client assumes all responsibility and financial liabilities in the event of damages.

Contact Information

Education: Education@borail.org

Booking: KLoughran@borail.org | 443-627-2391

 


 

STUDENT TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

 
Railroad Story Time
 
Description: Students listen to a railroad story read by the museum's education team and then do a short activity related to the book. We offer a variety of stories to meet your classroom and descriptions. 
Grade Levels: Pre-K to 3
Duration: 30 mins. per group of up to 25 students
 

 
Railroad Signals Technology History Guided Tour
 
Description: Explore the evolution of sign and signal designs and technology from the dawn of American railroading through the present day. 
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to 6
Duration: 30 mins. per group of up to 30 students

 


 
STEM Workshop: PVC Freight Car
 
Description: Students will work in small groups to construct their own rolling freight cars to carry common railroad freight. They will also test their design to see how effectively it can maneuver our course while transporting important cargo.
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to 6
Duration: One hour per group of up to 25 students

 


 
STEM Workshop: On Your Mark, Get Set, Lego

Description: Students work in small groups to design freight cars using an assortment of modified Legos. Each design will be put to the test on our very own derby track. Through this process, students will learn about gravity, forces of motion, and the scientific method. 
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to 6
Duration: One hour per group of up to 30 students

 


 
STEM and History Workshop - Bridge to Freedom: African American Civil War History
 
Description: Students will construct their own bridges as they learn about the role African-American bridge-builders played in securing the Union's victory in the Civil War. 
Grade Levels: 2 - 8
Duration: One hour per group of up to 30 students
Cost: $7 per person

 



Civil War: The War Came by Train Guided Tour
 
Description: Uncover the story behind the first time trains were used in warfare - the American Civil War. 
Grade Levels: 2 - 12
Duration: 30 minutes per group of up to 30 students

 


 
Slavery to Civil Rights Guided Tour
 
Description: Discover the rich and enduring legacy of African-American railroaders, from the dark days of slavery and the Civil War, through segregation, and into the Civil Rights movement. 
Grade Levels: 3 - 12
Duration: 30 mins. per group of up to 30 students

 


 

Technology Changes Guided Tour
 
Description: Learn about the innovations that allowed trains and their cargo to travel faster and more efficiently throughout the history of American railroading. 
Grade Levels: 3 - 12
Duration: 30 mins. per group of up to 30 students

 


 

History Workshop - Food on the Move
 
Description: Students explore the great lengths food travels, determining the distance from farm to table while utilizing map reading skills, then take an informative tour of historic and modern food freight cars.
Grade Levels: 3 - 7
Duration: About one hour per group of up to 30 students

 


 

Book your student tour or workshop now!

Book Your Tour NOW!

 

Contact Information

Education: Education@BORail.org 

Booking: KLoughran@BORail.org | 443-627-2391

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