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

Go behind-the-scenes with Baltimore’s brewing industry this spring. BMI members get exclusive access to three brewing-related programs across the city.

Tour + tasting – Thurs 4/2 @ 6 pm

Tour Diamondback Brewing Company in South Baltimore’s McHenry Row with co-founder Colin Marshall and preview their special BMI beer–Whirley Crane IPA–before its public release on April 3. Open to BMI members only — space is limited. Free, but registration is required. Click here to register for the Members-only  Tour + tasting – Thurs 4/2 @ 6 pm

Panel discussion – Thurs 4/16 @ 6 pm

Learn about the brewing supply chain from tank to tap with a panel of industry insiders at this 21+ evening at the museum. Guests will also enjoy an informal chat on the brewing industry with BMI research historian Joseph Abel, a complimentary sample of the BMI beer, and light refreshments. Click here to purchase tickets: $10 for members, $15 general

Film screening – Thurs 5/21 @ 7 pm

See a new side of the brewing industry through a screening of Grit and Grain at the SNF Parkway Theatre on North Avenue, followed by a Q&A with Diamondback Brewing Co. co-founder Colin Marshall. The BMI beer will be available on tap in the lobby bar. BMI members will receive Maryland Film Festival member pricing. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Get up close and industrial

Pictures from our December members-only event.

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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