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 City Kits 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

City Kits 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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Students are encouraged to think about the different types of work involved in the process of preparing, preserving, and providing food for communities by exploring primary source images, building their own vegetable can, and flexing their math skills through steps to build a canning business. Cannery City Kits are inspired by our keystone Kids’ Cannery program. Along with an interactive, guided introduction led by a museum educator, each City Kit includes hands-on, curriculum-aligned activities and primary source images, accompanied by easy-to-follow lesson plans.

COST $10.00/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


How does light help us to see and communicate? In this STEM activity kit, students explore several methods for communicating with light and sound, test their skills using Morse Code, and create their own light communication device. Along with an interactive, guided introduction led by a museum educator, each City Kit includes hands-on, curriculum-aligned activities and primary source images, accompanied by easy-to-follow lesson plans.

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

Design It: Balls & Tracks

Young engineers learn the basics of experimentation, observation, and design by completing roller coaster challenges using everyday materials.

COST $8.00/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. Each student takes a job on the line and builds models of our 1914 moving van.

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

Little Gears

Hands-on classroom activities that focus on a specific industry in Baltimore and include a discussion, a story, and a craft. Choose a focus on Hat Making, Printing, and Canning, or book more than one session!

COST$6.00/student with additional mileage travel fee for the museum educator.
GRADE LEVEL PreK-K
LENGTH 1 hour per session

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