Free Fall Baltimore

Pictured above, youth entrepreneurs pitch their products and ideas at the 2018 Baltimore Children’s Business Fair. The 2021 Fair will take place at the BMI on October 2.

Come Celebrate Free Fall Baltimore at the BMI.

Saturday, October 2, 9 AM – 3 PM

Enjoy free museum admission as part of Free Fall Baltimore and Doors Open Baltimore. See below for more information about the event, and our safety and visitor policies.

Right now, the BMI is offering timed-tickets for general admission to the museum. Tickets are also available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Up to 100 tickets are available for entry every 60 minutes. This allows for adequate social distancing for our visitors and staff inside the building.

Click below to reserve your ticket.

About the event

Event activities and times are listed below:

9am – 1pm:
Shop the BMI Farmers’ Market in the covered pavilion and parking lot.

Explore the museum’s new exhibition, Fire & Shadow: the Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel.

Step Back in time to the early days of a port city on a free tour of the BMI’s most popular galleries.

Meet entrepreneurs ages 6-15 at the fifth annual Baltimore Children’s Business Fair, taking place outside (weather permitting) on the BMI’s campus.

Safety and visitor policies

Following CDC guidelines, the museum has created enhanced safety protocols including:

Safety policies

• To reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, we ask that you stay home if you are sick and/or experiencing: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and/or fever (higher than 38ºC (100.4ºF). Please wait to visit the Museum until you are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.

• Mask use is required. Your mask helps protect those around you, including young museum visitors who are not vaccinated yet.

• All Museum staff will protect themselves and others by wearing face masks.

• Please familiarize yourself with our standard visitor policies to help maintain a safe environment for you and the collections.

• All Museum visitors will enter the Museum through the Main Lobby.

• A Visitor Services Associate will greet you at the Front Desk and scan your digital ticket on your smartphone or your ticket printed at home from your confirmation email.

• Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the Front Desk and throughout the Museum.

• Please do not use spray or aerosol sanitizer anywhere in the Museum.

Visitor policies

• Do not touch the collection items except where noted.

• Eating and drinking are not permitted in the galleries.

• Smoking or vaping is not permitted in the BMI.

• Service animals are welcome in the Museum.

• Please follow any instructions from Security Officers.

• The BMI is wheelchair accessible. There are handicap parking spaces next to the main entrance along with a ramp from the parking lot to the door. Spaces inside are on ground level or accessible by ramp.

• Non-flash photography is allowed in collection galleries for personal, non-commercial use, except where noted.

• Professional photography in the Museum must be approved in advance. For more information and to apply for approval, please contact


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