The B&O Railroad Museum has created an inclusive and safe atmosphere where all visitors are welcome and supported. In order to accommodate for members of the community who identify as neurodiverse, the B&O is dedicated to offering sensory programming throughout the year and routine accommodations on any day of the year.
We are investing in making the B&O Railroad Museum a space for everyone!
On specific days, there are opportunities for sensory-friendly train rides on the Mile One Express, sensory-friendly tours led by one of our trained staff members, and access to resources provided by organizations within the community who support families with special needs children.
In addition to the five stationary sensory kits located throughout the B&O Railroad Museum, Mobile Sensory Kits are available for checkout at the front desk to decrease sensory overload with tactile and calming resources while out exploring our campus.
- Social Story – My Visit to the B&O Railroad Museum
- Social Story – My Train Ride at the B&O Railroad Museum
- Sensory-Friendly Museum Map
- Sensory Sundays at the B&O
Staff Sensory Awareness Training Provided By:
More for kids & families
Featured twice monthly, Toddler Time is our storytime program for early learners held in our Junior Junction space.
Monthly Girl Scout badge and patch programs spaced throughout the year. Register through the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
Find out more about our week-long summer camps for elementary and middle school-aged children.
Bring history to life and then bring it back to the classroom with the B&O Railroad Museum’s onsite field trips.
Take advantage of our reduced admission rate for groups of 20 or more! Group rates are available with advance reservation and include access to all exhibits and daily presentations.