Sunday, April 19, 2015

B&O Railroad Museum
April 24-26 & May 1-3, 2015
Friday, April 24 (9am-4pm)
Saturday, April 25 (8:30am – 6pm)
Sunday, April 26 (8:30am – 5pm)
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum April 24-26 & May 1-3, 2015. Following is some very important information you should have for your family to have a great day!

How do I get tickets?
Tickets are available at or by calling Ticketweb at 1-866-468-7630. Tickets are $21 for ages 2 and up and includes the following: one train ride with Thomas, event & museum admission, and free parking. Train ride tickets are limited; some train ride times are SOLD OUT. Ticket sales through Ticketweb end on Monday, April 20 for the weekend of April 24-26 and on Monday, April 27 for the weekend of May 1-3.

What if all the Train Rides with Thomas are SOLD OUT?
If train rides are sold out, the B&O Museum will offer on-site admission at $18 for ages 2 and up. This admission includes the following: event & museum admission and free parking. For event details

I have tickets! What do I do now?
1) If you have purchased a train ride & event ticket through Ticketweb, please arrive at least ONE HOUR prior to the train ride time printed on your ticket.
2) Everyone, except children under age 2, will need to present a Thomas ticket upon their entrance into the museum. Please make sure every member in your party has a ticket in hand before they arrive to the museum.
3) If you do not have a ticket for everyone in your party, the B&O will offer on-site admission at $18 for ages 2 and up. This admission is only available for purchase on the day of the event at the B&O Museum and includes everything except a train ride with Thomas.
4) Your scheduled train ride will board 15 minutes prior to the departure time printed on your Thomas ticket. Please remember to assemble your entire party and board the platform with tickets in-hand so they can be presented to the train crew in a timely and efficient manner.
5) If you are late or miss your train ride time, please note that staff cannot guarantee you another train ride time since most train ride times are sold out. You still may enter the event with your ticket and enjoy all of the day's activities and entertainment.

Where do I park?
The B&O offers free & secure parking at both of their parking lots. Please report to the main parking lot located at 901 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore, MD. Upon your arrival, if this lot is full, parkers will direct you to the secondary lot and museum entrance located at 1100 James St. (Motorcoach Parking Facility), Baltimore, MD ( Please DO NOT DROP OFF members of your party. It is best to park your vehicle(s) with your entire party and enter the museum as a group at one time. Dropping off members of your party at the front gate causes you and your party extra time and frustration.

This is our first Thomas event. What should we expect?
FUN!! This event is all about family fun. The Museum is turned upside down to bring you as many activities as we can possibly fit on our campus! Your DAY OUT WITH THOMAS TICKET includes a scheduled 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, all day admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, free parking, and the following activities and programs:
  • Meet & Greet and Photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt
  • Performances by JUNK ROCK who keeps you movin' and grovin' to the beat of oil drums, plastic tubes, milk cans, and more unusual object
  • Performance by Michael Rosman Comedy, a delightful mix of goofy zaniness and impressive skills featuring juggling, magic, unicycling, and an a healthy dose of laughter. Audience participation and railroad themes help fuel the show as Michael entertains both kids and adults.
  • Petting zoo by Party Animalz Farm with over 18 different types of friendly animals that make learning fun
  • Hay Maze for toddlers
  • Appearances and photo opportunities with Choo Choo Blue
  • Rides on Thomas Power Wheels
  • Thomas Imagination Station of interactive play
  • Moon bounce
  • Kid's climb-on train
  • Crafts & tattoo stations
  • Interactive B&O Railroad Museum exhibits
  • rides on the Carousel, Happy Train, and at Choo Choo Blueville
  • Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise at the Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop
  • Professional photos with Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt
  • self-serve photos in the B&O's new photo booth
  • Gifts & souvenirs at the B&O Railroad Museum Store
  • Food Concessions (no outside food permitted during this event)
What else should we know?
Food Concessions
The B&O offers food concessions throughout the event. Please note that picnicking is not permitted. Members of your party with strict food allergies are permitted entrance with a small lunch bag.
The B&O has designated stroller parking. Please note that strollers are not permitted on the train platform, on the train, or inside the Thomas Gift Shop.
Photos with Thomas & Sir Top Hatt
Please keep in mind that photo lines with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt may be congested. Please be respectful to others and limit your time so that everyone has a chance to capture a memory.
Event Reminders
1) Event is RAIN or SHINE. Please remember to dress yourself and your family appropriately. Dressing in layers, rain gear, and sunscreen are advised.
2) Please remember that this is a family event. Smoking, cursing, or any inappropriate behavior is prohibited. Security has the right to remove anyone from the premises without refund.
3) For everyone's safety, bags may be searched at any time.

 I have more questions, who should I call?  
You can call the B&O Railroad Museum at 410-752-2490

 Have a great day with Thomas & Friends!

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