Calendar of Events



ISSUES IN INDUSTRY: MIDDAY LIVE  Sit in on a live broadcast of WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall as panelists discuss deindustrialization and the future of manufacturing.
WHEN  Tues, Oct 10 / 12pm—1pm 
COST  Free / Advance registration required / Register online

POMPEIAN TOUR  Join the BMI for a behind-the-scenes tour of Pompeian’s olive oil production. Pompeian established a headquarters in Baltimore in 1906, and in the late 1920’s, moved production from Lucca, Italy to the Baltimore location where it still exists today.
WHEN  Thurs, Oct 12 / 10:30am—12:30pm (Arrive by 10:15 at Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning to park)
COST  Free / Current BMI Members only / Pre-registration required (by September 28) / Email Kelley Edelmann at
LOCATION:  4201 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD 21224
PARK AT: Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning, 1 N Haven St #2, Baltimore, MD 21224

ISSUES IN INDUSTRY: THE GIG ECONOMY  Join fashion designer Keisha Ransome, Sentimental Fools owner Jessica Rutherford, and FullBlast STEAM founder Muhammad Najee-ullah for a roundtable discussion on the issues and opportunities created through the “gig economy.” Moderated by Joshua Clark Davis, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Baltimore.
WHEN  Thurs, Oct 12 / 7pm—8:30pm
COST  Free

FREE FALL BALTIMORE  The BMI will host the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair (1pm-4pm), showcasing the entrepreneurial genius of kids ages 6-14, during an open house as part of Free Fall Baltimore—the citywide celebration of arts and culture.
WHEN  Sun, Oct 15 / 10am—4pm
COST  Free

THE INDUSTRIAL VALLEY: TWO CENTURIES OF MANUFACTURING ALONG THE JONES FALLS  Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will discuss the grist mills of the late 18th century, textile mills in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the lighter manufacturers that took their place.
WHEN  Sun, Oct 22 / 2pm—3:30pm
COST  Included with admission

DOORS OPEN BALTIMORE  Learn how to read a historic building with architect Tom Liebel, using the museum campus as a case study, before venturing out for this daylong celebration of preservation in Charm City. Discover the architecture of the BMI, including the Platt oyster cannery (1865), Knabe Cupola (1869), Hercules Shipbuilding Co. building (1941), “Whirley” Crane (1942), and 16,000 sq. ft. pre-fabricated Butler building (1967).
WHEN  Sat, Oct 28 / 10:30am program / 10am—4pm open house
COST  Free


ISSUES IN INDUSTRY: WORKING ARTISTS  Hear from full-time working artists—including self-trained machinist Chris Bathgate—about pursuing a passion while making a living. Panelists Chris Bathgate (sculptor), Will Holman (Open Works), Krystal Mack (3 wheels food group), Kyle Van Horn (Baltimore Print Studios), Jason Bass (Treason Totes), and Keisha Ransome (2live2love) will discuss entrepreneurship, building an art practice as a business, and more. Panel moderated by Cara Ober of BmoreArt.
WHEN  Thurs, Nov 9 / 7pm—8:30pm
COST  Free

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP  Print personalized holiday cards with artist Eric Leland using the museum’s presses, linotype slugs, and woodcut of our iconic crane.
WHEN  Sun, Nov 12 / 1pm—4pm
COST  $35 members / $45 non-members / Advance registration required / Register online

HOLIDAY FUN AT THE BMI FARMERS’ MARKET  Kick off the holiday season at the last BMI Farmers’ Market of 2017 with a special appearance from Santa (10am to 12pm). Shop for local artisan goods, purchase a Christmas tree, and enjoy family-friendly activities under the outdoor pavilion.
WHEN  Sat, Nov 25 / 9am-1pm
COST  Free outdoor event


LOCAL BEER & WINE TASTING  Join Hugh Sisson & Al Spoler, co-hosts of Cellar Notes on WYPR, for an evening of local beer, wine, and fare pairings.
WHEN  Thurs, Dec 7 / 6pm
COST  $35 members / $45 non-members / Advance registration required / Register online

Special Programs

MEMBERS-ONLY TOURS  Exclusively for BMI Members, these tours are just one of the many benefits of membership. Join, upgrade, or renew your membership.
ISSUES IN INDUSTRY SERIES Sit in on a live broadcast, join a discussion on the “gig economy,” or learn more about working artists through our Issues in Industry program series!

Every Week

WEE WORKERS  Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week.
WHEN  Tuesdays beginning September 12 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST   Kids: Free;  Adults: $5;  BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact or 410.727.4808 x132

SEPTEMBER (Apples & Acorns) 
SEP 12  Autumn, Apples, and Acorns
SEP 19  Autumn & the Baltimore Ravens
SEP 26  Lunch Boxes
OCTOBER (Autumn Traditions) 
OCT 3  The Baltimore Harbor 
OCT 10  Scarecrows
OCT 17  The Grocery Store
OCT 24  Shoes and Footwear
OCT 31  Halloween
NOVEMBER (Colors & Flavors) 
NOV 7  Paint and Colors 
NOV 14  Hats and Ties
NOV 21  Herbs & Spices at Thanksgiving
NOV 28  Telephones

DECEMBER (Movies in Maryland)
DEC 5  Movies
DEC 12  Winter Holidays in Maryland

WEEKEND WORKERS  It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them.
WHEN  Saturdays / 11am-2pm unless noted
COST  Free with museum admission

AUG 5  Create and test a roller coaster
AUG 12  Build an air-powered paper rocket
AUG 19  Design and race your own car
AUG 26  Measure wind using anemometers
SEPTEMBER (Engineer) 
SEP 2  Create and test a roller coaster
SEP 9  Hands-on STEM Exploration with YMAD STEMMA
SEP 16  Make paper flashlights with Digital Harbor
SEP 23  Build an air-powered rocket
SEP 30  Construct a crane 
OCTOBER (Design) 
OCT 7  Mix your own putty
OCT 14  Hands-on STEM Exploration with YMAD STEMMA
OCT 21  (12pm-2pm due to late opening-see Visit) Build an air-powered rocket 
OCT 28  Draw Your Dream House with Marks, Thomas Architects
NOVEMBER (Experiment) 
NOV 4  Make your own board game 
NOV 11  Hands-on STEM Exploration with YMAD STEMMA
NOV 18  Build an air-powered rocket
NOV 25  Oyster filtering, touch tank, & fish printing with Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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