Daily Admission and Tours

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the BMI with daily admission and ticket information, and safety and visitor policies.

Hours and Information

The BMI is open Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM

Timed-tickets are available for advanced purchase. Book a visit today!

Members and other free groups may reserve a free ticket online and show an ID card at the door. Tickets are also available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

  • The BMI looks forward to welcoming Smithsonian Museum Day guests on September 18, 2021. You do not need to make an online reservation, simply present your Museum Day ticket at the door. Learn more about Museum Day here.

 
Hours and Information

Directions and Parking

Our address is 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21218

Directions and Parking

Purchase or Reserve a Ticket

Right now, the BMI is offering timed-tickets for general admission to the museum.

Ticket availability: Up to 50 tickets are available for entry every 60 minutes. Ensure your preferred ticket time with advance purchase through the BMI’s secure website.

Where tickets are not needed: Tickets are not needed to visit the BMI’s waterfront, Farmers Market, or the Women of Steel outdoor exhibition along Key Highway.

Make a reservation today!

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.

• All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear face masks inside the building.

• 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

General:
• 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.

Accessibility:
• 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.

Photography:
• 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 Rentals@thebmi.org.

 

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