Comprised of the oldest and most comprehensive collection of railroad history in the Western Hemisphere, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Inc. is a unique cultural and educational asset for the city and the region. But really — does anything excite kids more than TRAINS?!?
The B&O Railroad Museum has so much for kids to do this Spring Break to keep minds engaged and active. Plus train rides & appearances by Choo Choo Blue & Friends: LEGO Man, Anna & Elsa, and the Easter Bunny!
Choo Choo Blues Spring Break: Rockets, Railroads + Royalty
Choo Choo Blue Storytime + Toot Your Own Horn or Train Art
Mondays + Tuesdays at 11 AM, March 30th – April 10th
Choo Choo Blue makes an appearance at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone for a special story time featuring classic railroad stories! After story time, kids will “Toot their Own Horn” by working and playing with others, while learning how to turn everyday craft supplies into an amazing train horn OR make their own train-themed work of art using the B&O’s Custom Crayon Color-Blaster! Adult supervision required. MORE INFO
LEGO and LEGO Man Appearances
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 1 or 1:30 PM (check schedule), March 30th – April 10th
LEGO Man makes an appearance in the LEGO Zone of Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone. Children under age 5 learn play and building at the LEGO Engineers DUPLO Railroad. Ages 6 and up learn serious fun with LEGO Bricks at the B&O’s new Hands-On S.T.E.A.M. Station. Designed by LEGO Education & B&O Educators, this age group can express their creativity and learn some science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. MORE INFO
Rockets + Royalty
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 1 PM, March 30th – April 10th
Come dressed as your favorite astronaut, railroad engineer, or prince or princess for an out-of-this-world experience. Choo Choo Blue and friends Anna & Elsa make an appearance for story time in the Roundhouse. Interactive games provided. At 11:30 AM, take a Princess Train Ride! Little passengers will board the decorated rail car for first-class fun! At 1:00 PM, blast off with Rocket Trains. Girls and boys will have a blast building and launching their own rocket-powered train. This hands-on learning experience allows young princesses and princes to explore and apply a range of science and engineering concepts in a fun way. Program recommended for ages 5+. Adult supervision required.
Little Inventors Day + Train Ride
Thursdays at 10:30 AM, March 30th – April 10th
Come dressed as your favorite inventor and explore your creative side at the B&O Railroad Museum. Story time with Choo Choo Blue & Friends will highlight some great inventions that took place on the B&O Railroad. Craft time will teach “inventors” to create and test their own “music-making art contraption” invention to take home. Participants will also receive a B&O Railroad Inventor’s “Patent” certificate. At 11:30, take the Little Inventors TRAIN RIDE! Choo Choo Blue welcomes you aboard the B&O Mile One Express for a round-trip train ride of discovery and adventure. Little inventors board the decorated train car to learn about inventors of the railroad and other transportation technology. MORE INFO
Easter Bunny Arrives + Golden Egg Balloon Drop
Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th
The Easter Bunny arrives to the B&O Roundhouse at 10 AM each day for a fun-filled day of train rides & photos & special contests! “Hop” aboard the Mile One Express for a round-trip train ride with the Easter Bunny at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm. At 11:30 AM, Gather in the Roundhouse for the GOLDEN EGG BALLOON DROP for a chance to 4 tickets to DAY OUT WITH THOMAS. Colorful balloons will fall for little ones to grab and one lucky winner will receive a golden ticket to redeem for 4 DAY OUT WITH THOMAS tickets to the B&O Railroad Museum’s event, April 24-26 & May 1-3. MORE INFO
Buy One Kids Admission, Get One Kids Admission FREE
That’s right! Download our (cool) stay + play pass and you’ll get a BOGO kids’ admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, good for use March 30th – April 5th!
Visit The Museum!
B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Sunday, April 5th)
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Images courtesy of the B&O Railroad Museum Facebook page.