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Sensory Sundays continue in 2022!

To support our neurodiverse visitors, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicating the second Sunday of several months to Sensory Awareness. These day will include environmental accommodations (no music, low lighting, quiet areas, increased signage for areas with sound effects), as well as sensory-friendly events (kids craft, train ride and tour), and resources (sensory kits, social stories, and community table).

Feb. 13 – Winter Wonderland**

Sensory Activity: Snow Dough 
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Railroad Signs & Signals 

Apr. 10 – Earth Appreciation

Sensory Activity: Paper Flower Bouquets 
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Fueling America’s Railroads 

Jun. 12 – Summer Celebration

Sensory Activity: Paint a Rock Friend 
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Maryland on the Rails 
Caricature: Jerry Breen will be doing caricature drawings on-site.
Sensory-Friendly Haircuts: Rich Mariano will be providing sensory-friendly haircuts from 12 PM -4 PM on a first come, first serve basis.

Aug. 14 – Beach Bonanza

Sensory Activity: Treasure Hunt 
Sensory-Friendly Tour: B&O Goes Bananas 
Caricature: Jerry Breen will be doing caricature drawings on-site.
Balloon Artist: James Creel & His Balloonery will be doing balloon art on-site.

Oct. 9 – Fall Fun

Sensory Activity: Pumpkin Stress Balloons 
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Technology Changes 

Pre-registration suggested, walk-ins welcome. See below for helpful preparation resources.
Included with Admission | Members FREE

  • 10 AM – Museum Opens (sensory activity and resource table* available in Roundhouse until 3 PM)
  • 11:30 AM – Sensory-friendly Train Ride
  • 1 PM – Public Train Ride
  • 2:30 PM – Sensory-friendly Tour

* Specific activities and resources will differ for each date.


Staff Sensory Awareness Training Provided By:

More upcoming events at the B&O

The Underground Railroad

Exhibition Open Sept. 24!

The Polar Express Train Ride

Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-19

B&O Community Days

FREE Admission 3-8 PM on Sep. 29

The B&O Farmers Market Returns!

Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 PM through Sep. 29

Meet Daniel Tiger at the B&O!

Oct. 1, 9-11 AM – Free to the public

Tails on the Rails

Oct. 16

Sensory Sundays

Oct. 9

Bank of America Model Train Gallery

Now Open!


Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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