Join us for Toddler Time every other Thursday, January – October, at 10:30 AM* for a craft followed by a story and sing-a-long.
Designed for the naturally inquisitive minds of toddlers, the B&O’s Toddler Time program celebrates the excitement of learning through various sensory exploration activities, helping young learners develop their motor skills and interact with the world around them. During the program’s circle time, children follow along with an engaging story, learn our Toddler Time song and dance, and play exciting train games while building their knowledge and confidence.
*Please note: Toddler Time on June 8, 2023 has been canceled.
2023 Schedule — Join us for another year of Toddler Time!
January 5, 2023
Story: Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
Activity: Make a Train Whistle!
Kids will create a working train whistle craft.
January 19, 2023
Story: Trains by Anne Rockwell
Activity: Book of Train Cars
Kids show off their knowledge of train cars (and coloring skills!) as we create an engaging and informative booklet.
February 2, 2023
Story: There’s a Train Out for Dreamland by Frederich Heider
Activity: Sleepy Groundhog Puppets
Kids will make a puppet to celebrate Groundhog Day. Bonus: Come dressed in your pajamas!
February 16, 2023
Story: Molly & Mae: A Friendship Journey by Danny Parker and Freya Blackwood
Activity: Mazes & Maps!
Kids will follow the path from one friend’s house to another.
March 2, 2023 — Read Across America Day!
Please Note: This Toddler Time will begin at 10 AM.
Story: Curious George Takes a Train by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Activity: A Day at the Train Station
Kids experience the excitement of a train ride by making a conductor’s hat! Bookmark craft and coloring pages also available as we celebrate Read Across America Day.
March 16, 2023
Story: Magic Train Ride by Sally Crabtree
Activity: Make Some Magic!
Kids will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a necklace of lucky objects.
March 30, 2023
Story: Trains by Bryce Barton
Activity: Types of Trains Puzzles
Kids assemble paper puzzles to reveal a secret picture — see how many trains you can collect!
April 13, 2023
Story: Freight Train by Donald Crews
Activity: We Know our Colors!
Kids practice color identification with a train coloring picture that pairs with the story.
April 27, 2023
Story: Henry and the Elephant by Thomas & Friends
Activity: Fill the Train!
Kids will choose zoo animals that fit inside the train car to go to the zoo.
May 11, 2023
Story: Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train by Anne Rockwell
Activity: “I Spy” Nature Activity
Kids will learn about nature.
May 25, 2023
Story: Engine, Engine Number Nine! by Stephanie Calmenson
Activity: Counting Train Cars!
Kids will create a counting booklet with train cars for practice.
June 8, 2023 — Toddler Time will not be held this week. Please join us on June 22!
June 22, 2023
Story: I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
Activity: Learn about Bugs
Kids will name and recognize different insects walking along the railroad track.
July 6, 2023
Story: Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
Activity: Visit the First Mile Stables!
Kids will ride the Mile One Express to the First Mile Stables (home of the Baltimore City Mounted Police Unit) to meet the horses, hear from officers, and read a story.
July 20, 2023
Story: How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton
Activity: Pet Trains
Kids will choose a pet train, design it, and give it a name.
August 3, 2023
Story: C is for Caboose by Traci N. Todd
Activity: Build a Train
Kids will learn ordinal number words and build a train from the first to last car.
August 17, 2023
Story: The Train Rolls On by Jodi Adams
Activity: The Animal Express!
Kids will match the zoo animal to the correct car.
August 31, 2023
Story: Flynn Saves the Day! By Thomas & Friends
Activity: Community Helpers
Kids will learn about helpers in our community.
September 14, 2023
Story: Alphabet Trains by Samantha R. Vamos
Activity: Everything Railroads from A-Z!
Kids will practice their alphabet skills with a coloring book.
September 28, 2023
Story: Train! by Judi Abbott
Activity: What’s your favorite?
Kids will identify their favorite things with an interactive booklet.
October 12, 2023
Story: Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand
Activity: Create a Railway Sign
Kids learn about the history of rail companies and create their own sign for their person railway company!
October 26, 2023
Story: Henry and the Ghost Train by Thomas & Friends
Activity: Spooky Storytime!
Kids will trick or treat!
December 7, 2023
Story: Santa is Coming to Maryland by Steve Smallman
Activity: Storytime with Mrs. Claus!
Celebrate the holiday season with a winter themed craft and story read by Mrs. Claus.
More upcoming events at the B&O
Museum opens to the public at 11:30 AM
Girl Scouts: Mechanical Engineering Fling Flyer Badge
Special Guest Lecture from Underground Railroad Historian Anthony Cohen
June 17 @ 1:30 PM
Restoration Shop Tour
June 18 @ 11:45 AM
Screen Painting at the B&O
May 26 – June 11
Music For Mankind: Wordsmith + Live Band
July 14 @ 7 PM
The Underground Railroad
Exhibition Now Open!
Every other Thursday, January – October @ 10:30 AM
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ TRAIN RIDE
Returning in 2023!
Bank of America Model Train Gallery
See Baltimore landmarks in miniature
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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.