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. 

2022 Schedule 

January 6, 2022

Story: The Train Rolls On by Jodi Adams
Activity: Fill the Train!
Kids will choose zoo animals that fit inside the train car to go to the zoo. 

January 20, 2022

Story: Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome 
Activity: Bag of Belongings
Kids will pack a suitcase and learn about the Great Migration.

February 3, 2022

Story: The Goodnight Train Rolls On by June Sobel
Activity: Sleepy Groundhog Puppets
Kids will make a puppet to celebrate Groundhog Day! Bonus: Come dressed in your pajamas.

February 17, 2022

Story: Train! by Judi Abbott
Activity: What’s your favorite? 
Kids will identify their favorite things with an interactive booklet.

March 3, 2022

Story: This Train by Paul Collicutt
Activity: Opposite Day!
Kids will learn about opposites with a sorting activity.

March 17, 2022

Story: Mr. Complain Takes the Train by Wade Bradford
Activity: Make Some Luck! 
Kids will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a necklace of lucky objects for Mr. Complain.

March 31, 2022

Story: Train Song by Harriet Ziefert
Activity: Learn about Freight Cars!
Kids will complete a freight car matching activity.

April 14, 2022

Story: Railroad Hank by Lisa Moser
Activity: Kindness is Key!
Kids will create kindness poems.

April 28, 2022

Story: Thomas Goes Fishing by Reverend W Awdry
Activity: “I Spy” Nature Activity
Kids will learn about nature.

May 26, 2022

Story: Thomas and the School Trip by Reverend W Awdry
Activity: Thomas & Friends!
Kids will celebrate Thomas the Tank Engine with coloring pages!

June 9, 2022

Story: Trains by Gail Gibbons
Activity: Build a Train
Kids will learn ordinal number words and build a train from the first to last car.

June 23, 2022

Story: Where do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
Activity: Thank You for Caring For Me!
Kids will create cards to thank someone in their life who cares for them.

July 7, 2022

Story: Trains Don’t Sleep by Andria Rosenbaum
Activity: Celebrate the U.S.A!
Kids will explore the country from the perspective of a train window.

July 21, 2022

Story: Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis
Activity: Make a Train Whistle!
Kids will create a working train whistle craft.

August 4, 2022

Story: Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Activity: Railroad Safety Day!
Kids will create a red flag and use it to keep others safe.

August 18, 2022

Story: Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown
Activity: Steam vs. Streamlined
Kids will learn the differences between steam engines and stream-lined engines with a sort.

September 1, 2022

Story: Trouble on the Tracks by Kathy Mallat
Activity: Build a Train Set!
Kids will build a railroad track and train car to play with.

September 15, 2022

Story: Crossing by Phillip Booth
Activity: Counting Train Cars!
Kids will create a counting booklet with train cars for practice.

September 29, 2022

Story: Flynn Saves the Day by Reverend W Awdry
Activity: Community Helpers
Kids will learn about helpers in our community.

October 13, 2022

Story: Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
Activity: Make a Dinosaur Friend!
Kids will create their own dinosaur creations to take home.

October 27, 2022

Story: The Spooky Express Maryland by Eric James
Activity: Halloween Fun!
Kids will trick or treat!

More upcoming events at the B&O

B&O Community Days

FREE Admission 3-8 PM on Aug. 25 & Sep. 29

Restoration Shop Tour

Aug. 21

Back to School

Tours & Workshops Aug. 22-26

The B&O Farmers Market Returns!

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

First Responders Day

Sep. 10 — Save the Date!

Sensory Sundays

Oct. 9

Diesel Days

Oct. 15 — Save the Date!

Tails on the Rails

Oct. 29 — Save the Date!

Bank of America Model Train Gallery

Now Open!


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Patrese T.
June 2021

I love that the museum is what remains of the old train yard and the number and variety of train cars is remarkable.

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