EXPO 2012 May 20-25 in Baltimore, Md

B&O Museum in Baltimore

EXPO Trade Show Opening Reception

Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. kicks off EXPO's huge Trade Show. Open and free to all EXPO and Trade Show registrants, the Opening Reception features drink tickets, prize drawings, appetizers, and of course, early access to all the vendors on the floor.

NBaltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

See the O's play the Sox in the world famous, open-air Camden Yards Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Located right across the street from the EXPO hotel in downtown Baltimore, fans will delight in this retro baseball stadium that has all the modern amenities. An Orioles-Red Sox matchup is sure to draw large crowds, so register for EXPO early to get your tickets.

Ticket information: You can buy your tickets when you register for EXPO online. If you have already registered, you can buy them by calling (800) 788-7077.

Box Lunches on the Trade Show Floor

The EXPO Trade Show is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet vendors and test out a huge variety of products tailored to every aspect of community transportation. It's also a great time to talk to peers, check out booths for technical assistance providers in the field, and of course, enjoy a box lunch in the seating section at the CTAA booth. Lunch is free for all EXPO or Trade Show registrants.

Ticket information: Held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24, EXPO and Trade Show registrations include complimentary tickets for the lunches on both days. If you need to purchase additional lunches, you may do so at the EXPO registration desk.

Big Night Out

Located among Baltimore City's historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading. It was here within the Museum's 40-acre campus that Baltimore businessmen, surveyors, and engineers set about building the B&O Railroad in 1829, laying the first commercial long-distance track, building the first passenger station, and inventing America's unique railroad. Railroad work has been conducted at Mt. Clare for over 130 years. And it continues today. A National Historic Landmark, Affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum, and independent educational resource, the B&O Railroad Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts related to early American railroading, particularly the Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Western Maryland, and other mid-Atlantic railroads to the delight of over 200,000 visitors a year.

Flourishing in its expanded and newly restored state, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is hosting record numbers of visitors to its internationally renowned campus and collections. Through these collections and its historic buildings, it is the mission of this institution to reveal the drama of American railroading, its people, culture, and legacy to a wide and diverse audience. The Museum's 40-acre historic site, its unrivaled collections and magnificent buildings combined with innovative education and public programming have earned it the sobriquet America's railroad museum.

And it wouldn't be Big Night Out without a live band! Dance to the adventurous Deanna Bogart Band, featuring blues, R&B, and boogie piano & sax. A local original, trust us when we say you won't be able to stay in your seat.

Ticket information: A Big Night Out ticket is included in every EXPO registration. You may add additional tickets when you check out, or buy them onsite at the registration desk.