Classroom Visits

If you are not able to visit in-person, the BMI can bring the museum to you with a guided activity. A museum educator will visit your classroom with all of the necessary supplies so kids can experience the best parts of the BMI’s on-site programs.

Our outreach programs are available for student groups of 10 or more. Please see our activity options below. 

If your site does not allow outside visitors, the Light’s On program can also be sent to your classroom as an unguided experience at a different rate.

Questions? Please email tours@thebmi.org or call 410-727-4808 ext. 117

Farm to Factory and the Light’s On activity kit were made possible through the support of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, The Edmund Eisenberg Memorial Foundation, Janet Novak, and Green Bay Packaging.

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Farm to Factory

In this classroom-visit program, students are encouraged to think about the different types of work involved in the process of preparing, preserving, and providing food for communities. Students explore primary source images through an interactive discussion, assemble their own vegetable can, and design a label.

COST $8.50/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE 2nd-8th
LENGTH 1 hour

This was by far one of the best at-home assignments we’ve done — fun, locally and globally relevant, a learning activity that didn’t feel too much like learning. 🙂 I love that it wasn’t too complicated — sometimes simpler is better. Parent

Light’s On

Students explore the use of light as a communication method in this hands-on STEM program. They make real-world connections with artifacts throughout the museum to see how light and sound have been used historically to communicate. Students then test their knowledge by building their own light communication device.

COST $10.00/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE 1st-2nd
LENGTH 1 hour

Design It!

Young engineers learn the basics of experimentation, observation, and design. Choose one of the projects below, or book more than one session!

Balls and Tracks: Build and test model roller coasters
Wiring: Use custom circuit boards to learn the basics of electricity
Bridges: Experiment with different paper bridge designs

COST $8.50/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE LEVEL 2nd-8th
LENGTH 1 hour

Kids’ Motorworks

Learn how assembly lines revolutionized American factories and jump-started the era of mass consumption. Students take a job on the line and work together to build paper model cars to take home.

COST $9.00/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE LEVEL 2nd-8th
LENGTH 1 hour

Little Gears

In this hands-on activity, students will learn about an industry important to Baltimore and participate in a craft, story, and visit to a gallery related to that industry. Choose one of the three options below, or book more than one hour-long session!

Hats Off to You: Explore our garment loft and learn how hats were made
Extra! Extra!: Use an antique printing press and stamp your own newspaper
Put a Lid on It: Decorate and fill a can while learning about grocery stores

COST$7.00/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE LEVEL PreK-K
LENGTH 1 hour per session

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