Calendar of Events


BULL & OYSTER ROAST  This annual fundraiser offers shucked oysters, cold drinks, live music and dancing, a silent auction and more.
WHEN  Sat, Mar 4 / 6pm–10pm / SOLD OUT

DOMINO SUGAR  A rare opportunity to tour the Domino Sugar factory on Key Highway and see raw sugar cane refined into a sweet treat. Limited space.
WHEN  Wed, Mar 22 OR Thu, Mar 23 / 4pm–5:30pm / NO SPACES LEFT

REINVENTION  Our new exhibition, Reinvention: The Work of Chris Bathgate, features his precision-machined sculptures and schematic prints.
WHEN  Fri, Mar 24, 2017 — Sun, Mar 11, 2018
COST   Included with museum admission

INDUSTRIAL JEWELRY  Kids of all ages use common hardware to create wearable industrial art in our Weekend Workers program.
WHEN  Sat, Mar 25 / 10am–4pm
COST   Included with museum admission


PRINT WORKSHOP  Local artist Eric Leland guides you in printing personal notecards using our presses, Linotype slugs, and woodcut of our iconic crane. Limited space.
WHEN  Sun, Apr 2 / 12pm–2pm
COST   $25 per person / SOLD OUT / Please contact for waitlist options.

LIGHT CITY  Baltimore can shine by day and night. Our Weekend Workers program allows kids of all ages to bring LED lights to life.
WHEN  Sat, Apr 1 / 10am–4pm
COST   Included with museum admission

PEABODY POP-UP  Hear future musicians from Peabody Preparatory play selections inspired by the jazz heyday of Pennsylvania Avenue.
WHEN   Sun, Apr 9 / 2pm–3:30pm
COST   Free outdoor event

COOKIES & CANVAS  Your little artist will enjoy a tasty snack while painting an ice cream cone. An instructor provides step-by-step directions.
WHEN   Thu, Apr 13 / 1pm–3pm
COST   $25 per person / Advance tickets required:

WMAR NEWSROOM  Watch the crew and anchors swing into action as the ABC2 team prepares for their 5pm newscast from York Road.
WHEN  Thu, Apr 20 / 3:30pm–5:30pm
COST   Free / Available to BMI Members only / NO SPACES LEFT


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.
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 / Available to 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

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 / 9am-1pm
COST   Free outdoor event / Contest pre-registration required:

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 membership now.

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

MARCH 7    Can It!
MAR 14  The Pharmacy
MAR 21  Planes
MAR 28  Safety Signs
APRIL 4    The Pharmacy
APR 11  Tug Boats, Boats in Baltimore Harbor
APR 18  Recycling & Earth Day
APR 25  Transportation (trains)
MAY 2     Spring, Orioles & Mother’s Day
MAY 9    Tools
MAY 16  The Chesapeake Bay
MAY 23  Umbrellas
MAY 30  Famous People of Baltimore

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

MARCH 4    Make and race a gutter boat
            with Downtown Sailing Center
MAR 11  Build an air-powered paper rocket
MAR 18  Design your oyster shell biography
            with The Sentimental Fools / 11am-3pm
MAR 25  Assemble industrial jewelry
            from hardware
APRIL 1    Light City Daytime: Electronic Essentials
            from FutureMakers
APR 8    Hands-on STEM exploration
            with You Make A Difference
APR 15  Create and test a roller coaster
APR 22  Build an air-powered paper rocket
APR 29  Measure wind using anamometers
            with Downtown Sailing Center
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
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