Calendar of Events


JOHN VASSOS  Author Danielle Shapiro discusses John Vassos, the RCA designer who conceived a vision for technology still with us today.
WHEN  Sat, May 6 / 12:30pm–2pm
COST   Included with museum admission / Pre-registration encouraged: or 410.727.4808 x120

ROBOT DEMO  Students from FIRST Robotics team “C Company” demonstrate their 2017 STEAMworks robot and chat about their experience.
WHEN  Sun, May 7 / 11am–2pm
COST   Included with museum admission

BIG TRUCK DAY  Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works lets kids see and climb on work trucks, emergency vehicles, construction equipment and more. Event is RAIN OR SHINE.
WHEN  Sat, May 13 / 9am–1pm
COST   Free outdoor event

BEACHLEY FACTORY  Tour the Hagerstown factory of Beachley Furniture to learn how they evolved from a traditional to custom builder.
WHEN  Fri, May 19 / 10:30am–12pm
COST   Free / Current BMI Members only / Pre-registration required: or 410.727.4808 x140

PASTA TOWERS  Kids of all ages create freestanding towers from pasta and marshmallows in our Weekend Workers program.
WHEN  Sat, May 20 / 10am–4pm
COST   Included with museum admission

REINVENTION  Chris Bathgate presents an exclusive look into his creative process, including an artist’s tour of his displayed sculptures. Limited space.
WHEN  Sun, May 21 / 12:30pm–2pm
COST   Included with museum admission / Pre-registration required: or 410.727.4808 x120

BALTIMORE URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE  Baltimore City elementary and middle school students debate whether the State of Maryland should raise minimum wage. Watch students use their researched knowledge and debate skills from a semester of study.
WHEN Sunday, May 21 / 2pm-3:30pm
COST Included with museum admission

PIE FEST  Show off your baking skills at the B’eat More Pie Fest, held at the BMI Farmers’ Market. Enter your best pie or just come watch.
WHEN  Sat, May 27 / 12pm-2pm
COST   Free outdoor event / Details:

Special Programs

INDUSTRIAL ART SERIES  The BMI’s spring 2017 program series, inspired by our newest temporary exhibition Reinvention: The Work of Chris Bathgate, explores the many ways artistry and industry can interact.
MEMBERS-ONLY TOURS  Exclusively for BMI Members, these tours are just one of the many benefits of membership. Join, upgrade, or renew your m


SAILING WITH DSC  Our annual Members-Only mixer with the Downtown Sailing Center offers a cookout lunch and small group sailing around the Harbor.
WHEN  Sat, Jun 3 / 11am—2pm
COST    $10 per person / Current BMI Members only / Pre-registration required: or 410.727.4808 x140

DISTILLERY SHOWCASE  The Maryland Distillers Guild presents Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore, showcasing the area’s distilleries and histories as you sample their locally-crafted spirits.
WHEN  Sun, Jun 25 / 12pm—3p
COST   Advance tickets required:


STARS & STRIPES  Our friends from the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House visit the BMI Farmers’ Market and bring a hands-on activity in honor of the upcoming holiday.
WHEN  Sat, Jul 1 / 9am—1pm
COST    Free outdoor activity

INDEPENDENCE DAY  Celebrate July 4th with the best view of fireworks in the city and a family-friendly event. Food and drink for sale or bring a picnic. Ticket includes parking for one car and admission for all passengers.
WHEN  Tue, Jul 4 / 6pm—10pm
COST   $55 general admission OR $45 BMI Member / Advance tickets required: purchase online

TWO TOURS IN ONE NIGHT  Head over to Highlandtown for demonstrations at Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning. Then step next door to tour the new facilities at Monument City Brewing.
WHEN  Thu, Jul 13 / 5pm—7pm
COST    Free / Current BMI Members only / Pre-registration required: or 410.727.4808 x140


RADIO RECOLLECTIONS  Listen as BMI’s own Ed Hawkins shares stories from a career in broadcasting in Baltimore and the United States.
WHEN  Sat, Aug 12 / 9am—10am
COST    Free / Current BMI Members only / Pre-registration required: or 410.727.4808 x140

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

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 through June 20 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST   Kids: Free;  Adults: $5;  BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact or 410.727.4808 x132

MAY 2     Spring, Orioles & Mother’s Day
MAY 9    Tools
MAY 16  The Chesapeake Bay
MAY 23  Umbrellas
MAY 30  Famous People of Baltimore
JUNE 6    Father’s Day
JUN 13  Flag Day
JUN 20  End-of-year Party
Wee Workers will begin again in September.

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 / 10am-4pm unless noted
COST  Free with museum admission

MAY 6    Create and test a roller coaster
MAY 13  Build an air-powered paper rocket
MAY 20  Construct a marshmallow–spaghetti tower with Future Architects Committee
MAY 27  Experiment with rain gardens with Downtown Sailing Center
JUNE 3    Assemble a paper model truck
JUN 10  11am–12pm / 3D vacuum print making
JUN 17  Build an air-powered paper rocket
JUN 24  Test water quality
JULY 1   Books that turn inside out
JUL 8   11am–1pm / Fire truck & safety demo
JUL 15  Build an air-powered paper rocket
JUL 22  Explore how boats sink or float
JUL 29  Make paper circuits with LED lights
AUGUST 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 anamometers
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