Individual and Family Membership

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.

Past Member Programs

Volunteer curator Debbie Farthing talks about The 20th-Century Woman at Work, March 2021

Watch a recording of the program

A Members-only preview of Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert’s local history series, January 2021

Learn more about A City In Motion

A virtual tour focusing on the role of Black workers in Baltimore’s history, August 2020

Watch a recording of the program

J. M. Giordano talks about his photodocumentary journey, July 2020

Watch a recording of the program

Membership Benefits

All members receive:

• Unlimited free admission for one year
• Members-only behind-the-scenes tours and programs
• Free and discounted admission to events and programs
• 10% discount in the Gift Shop
• Free admission to Wee Workers – “pint-size” learning for preschoolers
• Free access (with appointment) to BMI archives
• Discounts at local restaurants
• Access to Birthday Party Packages (for household members and above)

Personal satisfaction in supporting our rich industrial legacy and inspiring future innovation!

General Membership

Household or Grandparent • $65
benefits for 2 adults and up to 4 children/grandchildren under 18

Dual • $55
benefits for 2 persons

Individual • $35
benefits for 1 person
$10 discount for Seniors (62 and up) on any General Membership

Builders Circle

Amplify your support and receive additional benefits including reciprocal membership, guest passes and behind-the-scenes access while also providing funding for educational, public and conservation programs.

Contributor • $100
benefits of Household plus
• Advanced registration opportunity for select behind-the-scenes tours
• 2 one-time use guest passes
• ROAM Reciprocal membership benefits to 250 cultural
organizations throughout the country
• Free admission to Greater Baltimore History Alliance among participating organizations
Supporter • $150
benefits of Contributor plus
• 2 additional guests each time you visit
• 2 additional one-time use guest passes (total 4)
• Behind the scenes tours guided by Museum curator
• NARM Reciprocal membership over 1,000 cultural and historic sites in North America
Benefactor • $250
benefits of Supporter plus
• 2 additional one-time guest passes (total 6)
• Reserved seating at BMI workshops and lectures
Patron • $500
benefits of Benefactor plus
• 2 additional one-time guest passes (total 8)
• Recognition in Annual Report

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.

GBHA

Greater Baltimore History Alliance

 

ROAM

Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums

NARM

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

Restaurants

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

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