Calendar of Events

February

THE PORT OF BALTIMORE: 300 YEARS OF HISTORY  Discover the role that the Port has played in Charm City from the 18th century to today. Presented by Jack Burkert, in partnership with the Irish Railroad Workers Museum.
WHEN  Sat, Feb 10 / 11am—12pm
COST  Included with admission / Free for BMI and IRWM members

INTRO TO QUILTING  Design and sew your own simple table runner in this beginning quilting workshop with Mary Wahl. Learn piecing and finishing techniques. Bring your own fabric; sewing machines provided. Space is limited. Ages 12+.
WHEN  Sun, Feb 11 / 9am—3pm with 30 min lunch break
COST  $100 non-members / $85 members / Advanced registration required / Register online

March

BULL & OYSTER ROAST – SOLD OUT!
Support the museum’s award-winning educational programs at this popular fundraiser featuring shucked oysters, live music, and a silent auction.
WHEN  Sat, March 3 / 6pm—10pm
SOLD OUT!
More on auction, ad, and sponsorship opportunities herePlease note, the museum will be closed during the day for event preparation.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP  Hone your photography skills with volunteers from Creative Exposure Baltimore. Discuss the basics of composition as a group, then practice your technique around the museum campus. Bring your own camera and equipment. No advance registration required. All levels welcome.
WHEN  Sat, March 31 / 1pm—3pm
COST  Included with admission

April

LINOTYPE: THE FILM
Watch a feature-length film about the revolutionary type casting machine invented in Baltimore and a live demonstration in the Print Shop gallery.
WHEN  Sat, April 7 / 1:30pm—3pm
COST  Included with admission

ENGINEERING INDUSTRY: ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION  Get a close-up view of the cutting edge of robotics with researchers, students, and professional engineers during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Robot” competition for high school students.
WHEN  Sat, April 15 / 10am—3pm
COST  Free

May

WORKIN’ IT: STORIES ABOUT MAKING A LIVING IN BALTIMORE
Join the Stoop Storytelling Series and the Baltimore Museum of Industry for an evening of true, personal tales exploring the past, present and future of work in our city — everything from hard labor to labors of love, side hustles to lifelong careers, moonlighting to the military, sex work to sexual harassment in the workplace.  Want to tell YOUR story?  Learn more here.  
WHEN Thurs, May 3 / 7pm—10pm
COST $25 non-members / $20 members / Advanced registration required / Register online

BIG TRUCK DAY
Get a close look at work trucks, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and other machines from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.
WHEN Sat, May 12 / 9am—1pm
COST Free

YEAR OF THE MARKET: FARMERS’ MARKET KICK-OFF
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BMI Farmers’ Market with live music, kids’ activities, and special pop-up vendors.
WHEN Sat, May 19 / 9am—1pm
COST Free

 


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. (Check back soon for upcoming tours.)

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 19, 2018 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST  Kids: Free;  Adults: $5;  BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132

FEBRUARY   
FEB 6  Trucks
FEB 13  Bakery & Valentine’s Day
FEB 20  Printing press
FEB 27  More Machines
MARCH  
MAR 6  Can It!
MAR 13  The Pharmacy
MAR 20 Planes
Mar 27 Safety Signs 
APRIL
APR 3  To be determined 
APR 10  Tug Boats 
APR 17 Recycling and Earth Day 
APR 24  Trains 
MAY
MAY 1  Spring, Orioles and Mother’s Day 
MAY 8 Tools 
MAY 15 Chesapeake Bay 
MAY 22 Umbrellas 
MAY 29 Famous People in 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. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change.
WHEN  Saturdays / 11am-2pm unless noted
COST  Free with museum admission

JANUARY 
JAN 6  Paper circuits, a program designed by FutureMakers
JAN 13  Assembling computers in partnership with McCormick Taylor
JAN 20  Weekend Workers at the BMI Career Fair
JAN 27  Coding with games
FEBRUARY
FEB 3  Engineering pinwheels and windmills
FEB 10  Quilting for all ages 
FEB 17  Drawing like an engineer 
FEB 24  Building earthquake-proof houses 
MARCH
MAR 3  MUSEUM CLOSED  
MAR 10  Engineering paper rockets 
MAR 17  Weather in a jar 
MAR 24  Chesapeake Bay Foundation oyster touch tank
MAR 31  Fruity science 

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