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 benefits

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Membership levels and benefits





If you have any questions about the BMI’s membership program, please reach out to Lori Ferrara in our membership office at 410.727.4808 x140 or

Get up close and industrial

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

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

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


Present your BMI membership card to receive a 15% discount at these local restaurants:

Members-only events

Make the most of your membership! Stay tuned for upcoming Members-only events like our membership kick-off program held in December 2019:
An Insider Look at the Garment Industry (This event has passed)

Get up close and personal with Baltimore’s history as a center of the garment industry. Members are invited to an exclusive event with three engaging speakers, each sharing insight into a different aspect of the industry – past, present, and future.

Jack Burkert

A Baltimore native, Jack has worked as a Museum Educator at the BMI since 2010. He graduated from the University of Maryland and spent his 40+ career in various educator roles in the Baltimore City School system, at the Pennsylvania State University, through private employers and in his own consulting firm. Jack’s specialty is his research into the history of Baltimore, its port, businesses, people and immigration. Read a recent article written by Jack for the BMI on industrial steelmaking.

Sally Di Marco

Sally Di Marco is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Johns Hopkins University. Within the education system, Sally has served as an instructor, advisor, and executive board member for colleges and universities, including Baltimore City Community College, Stevenson University, and the ManneqART organization. Currently she is the Fashion Director at SEW Bromo. Read about Sally’s family, Italian immigrants who built lives working in Baltimore’s garment industry.

Stacy Stube

Indonesian American fashion designer Stacy Stube is based between Bali, Indonesia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Stacy holds a Masters of Arts in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the London College of Fashion. Driven by her passion to revitalize the garment industry in Baltimore, the designer manages a 43-year old fashion factory with over 30-sewing machine operators. As Head of Innovation for Fashions Unlimited, Stacy works to build a future for apparel manufacturing onshore for fashion entrepreneurs. Read about Stacy’s journey from Bali to Baltimore.

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