Calendar of Events

Summer

August

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW  The Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club of America will showcase some of their antique, classic, and collector cars. Details at chesapeakeaaca.org
WHEN  Sun, Aug 20 / 10am—2pm
COST  Free outdoor event

SUNRISE YOGA  Watch the sunrise over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a free yoga class hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Held as part of his “Peace Across America” tour, experienced instructor Sid McNairy welcomes yoga practitioners of all levels. After the class, sample local flavors at the BMI Farmers’ Market.
WHEN  Sat, Aug 26 / 6:30am—8:30am
COST  Free outdoor activity

Fall

September

SHIPBUILDING IN BALTIMORE  Learn about Baltimore’s shipbuilding industry from the earliest days to the closing of the last shipyard at Sparrows Point at this free outreach program held at Perry Hall Branch Library.
WHEN  Tues, Sept 12 / 7pm—8pm
COST  Free
LOCATION  9685 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128

WORKING ANIMALS  Meet animals (and their handlers) who work to bring comfort and protect public safety at hospitals, airports, courthouses, and on the streets. 
WHEN  Sun, Sept 24 / 2pm—3:30pm
COST  Free outdoor event
IMPORTANT TO KNOW  For the safety of all participants, please leave pets at home.
Support for Working Animals was generously provided by The Tulkoff Family.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT  South Baltimore residents are invited to an after-hours open house and tour of the galleries.
WHEN  Weds, Sept 27 / 4pm—7pm
COST  Free

October

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

ISSUES IN INDUSTRY: THE GIG ECONOMY  Join Parking Panda founder Nick Miller and fashion designer Keisha Ransome for a roundtable discussion on the issues and opportunities created through the “gig economy.”
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

November

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

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. Panel moderated by Cara Ober of Bmore Art.
WHEN  Thurs, Nov 9 / 7pm—8:30pm
COST  Free

December

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

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 kedelmann@thebmi.org 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

AUGUST
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  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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