Members like YOU make our mission work.

Your membership support honors Baltimore’s rich industrial legacy and fuels ongoing innovation. With your help we inspire tomorrow’s workers through the untold stories of yesterday’s everyday heroes—the working men and women who engineered previously unthinkable progress.

Membership levels and benefits

Members-only opportunities

As the summer season gets underway and many of us remain stuck at home yearning for travel, the BMI is delighted to invite you on a Virtual Summer Road Trip exclusively for members. For our first stop together we traveled to Sparrows Point, Maryland, via Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, a photography exhibit by award-winning photojournalist J.M. Giordano that is currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

A Zoom conversation with J. M. Giordano
Thurs 7/2 @ 7:30 pm

It was great to “see” so many of you as we kicked off our Members-only Virtual Summer Road Trip series with a conversation between photojournalist J.M. Giordano and BMI Research Historian Joseph Abel.

If you missed this leg of the trip, you can catch up by watching a recording of the program.

And there’s still time to pack your virtual bags as we get ready to travel to Pennsylvania and visit two other industrial museums.

A Virtual Tour with Rivers of Steel
August 2020

Join Rivers of Steel for a virtual visit to W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop. Nestled in historic Rices Landing, Greene County, Pennsylvania, the Machine Shop is an astonishing industrial treasure. 

We will tour the blacksmith shop, pattern shop, hardware store, and foundry—and marvel as the machines are switched on for a live demonstration of this turn-of-the-last century technology!

Registration will open soon.

Stay tuned for more stops on the Virtual Summer Road Trip!


Get up close and industrial

MORE members-only events!

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a virtual tour focusing on the role of Black workers in Baltimore’s history on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

To register please contact: Auni Gelles

A special preview of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s new exhibition, Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake, July 2020

Learn more about the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

An Insider Look at the Garment Industry, insights into the industry – past, present, and future, December 2019

Learn more about the event and speakers

Membership benefits

About our reciprocal programs

The BMI is a member of three reciprocal museum organizations. All BMI Builders’ Circle members receive GBHA and ROAM membership. BMI members at the Supporter level and higher also receive NARM membership.

BMI members of GBHA and ROAM will receive free general admission for themselves and one guest when visiting participating institutions

NARM cardholders receive free general admission when visiting participating institutions. Guests are not included.

Find out before you visit! Each museum may offer additional benefits, so make the most of your membership and contact them before you go. Click on the icons below to find out more.


Greater Baltimore History Alliance



Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums


North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Local Partners

Behind-the-scenes tours of local industries are one of our most popular benefits of membership. Notifications go out 3 – 4 weeks in advance via e-mail. Group sizes are limited and tours fill up quickly—so register early!

Visted in 2019: Bakery Express / Ms. Desserts, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, DAP, Domino Sugar, Dundalk and Seagirt Marine Terminals, H&S Bakery

Maryland Zoo Reciprocal

During September and October, BMI members are welcome at the Maryland Zoo for free.

  • Free Zoo admission is valid for up to 2 Adults and 2 Children OR 1 Adult and 3 Children
  • Any additional people in your party will pay regular admission prices
  • A valid membership card & matching ID are required 
  • Caregivers are not eligible for reciprocity


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