Calendar of Events

Summer

June

DISTILLERY SHOWCASE  The Maryland Distillers Guild (MDG) presents Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore, showcasing the area’s distilleries and histories as you sample their locally-crafted spirits. The event will feature over ten Maryland distilleries, live music, and light appetizers. Admission includes samples from attending distilleries, a signature MDG glass, and full access to the museum.
WHEN  Sun, Jun 25 / 12pm—3p
COST  Advance tickets required: marylandspirits.org

July

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 / Contact: 410.727.4808 x313
Walk in at the gate: $10 per adult, $5 per kid 2-18yrs, kids under 2yrs are free. Walk-in sales will be cash only and do not include on-site parking. *Rain or shine event

MARK SUPIK & CO. WOODTURNING & MONUMENT CITY BREWING TOURS  You’re invited behind the scenes with the BMI! 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 / Tours run from 5:30pm—7:30pm; each tour is 20 mins
COST  Free for BMI Members, $10 for non-members / Pre-registration required. Members register by emailing lferrara@thebmi.org, non-members purchase tickets online.
LOCATION  Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning, 1 N Haven St, Baltimore MD, 21224

August

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: lferrara@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x140

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


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.

Fall

September

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

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

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  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 / 10am—4pm
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: agelles@thebmi.org

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: agelles@thebmi.org

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 kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132

Wee Workers will begin again in September. Please watch this space for fall program themes. Past themes include Tools, Umbrellas, Transportation, Printing Press and more!

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 with FutureMakers
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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