Spend part of your Spring Break at the B&O!
Puppet Show & Workshop
Natasha Mirny, founder of the Happy Theater, is bringing her Shadow Theater Show, Alphabetisimo: Where Do Words and Letters Go, After We Say Them, Do You Know? to the B&O! Join us for the story of the secret House of Light — where letters and words live, play, and create stories. The show will feature railroad-themed puppet letters. Afterwards, kids will be able to create their own shadow puppets during a workshop with Natasha Mirny.
Natasha Mirny is a stage director, choreographer, performer, and founder of Happy Theater. She has a background in pantomime, puppetry, and physical theater. Over the course of the last seven years, Mirny has devised and directed more than ten shows for young audiences. She is currently teaching several theatrical arts and integration programs in Washington, DC such as Wolf Trap, Arts for Learning MD, Inspired Child, and National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
Recommended for ages 1-9
Program included with Museum Admission. FREE for B&O Members.
Space is limited for workshops. Advance sign-up recommended.
Events during Spring Break at the B&O
All week from 10 AM to 4 PM get to know the B&O with themed scavenger hunts! These exploratory experiences are self-guided and are great for guests of all ages.
This tour will use our historic collection to explore the technological advancements in locomotive design that happened in B&O facilities like the Mount Clare Shops.
Join us for a Storytime about the B&O’s first female engineer, Olive Dennis!
In this hands-on program, children will learn about streaming locomotives on the B&O Railroad and get to test their knowledge by creating their own paper airplanes!
This fun and upbeat tour teaches children about the types of freight cars used on the railroad! Using America’s favorite fruit, the banana, students will explore how the banana gets from farms to their tables.
Upcoming Events at the B&O
Black History Month Free Film Screening: Hidden Figures
The B&O’s Big Birthday Bash
Toddler Time – Read Across America Day
B&O Unlocked: Behind-the-Scenes Access Inside the Collection
March 13, 16 & 17: SEH No. 4 “St. Elizabeth”
Black History Month Free Film Screening
Hidden Figures – February 23
B&O’s 197th Birthday Party
February 25 @ 11 AM
Games with Trains
Saturday, March 2 @ 10 AM – 7 PM
Easter Weekend at the B&O
Sensory Inclusive Summer Camp
Week 1: June 24-28