Field Trips

Experience the BMI with an on-site Field Trip

For teachers or parents looking to supplement social studies learning or our Field Trips check out our Youtube Student Playlist as a resource.

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

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The BMI has implemented safety protocols based on CDC recommendations, all while providing a safe, fun, educational experience. These protocols include but are not limited to capping the number and size of groups visiting the museum, mask and social distancing requirements while inside the museum, and hand sanitizing stations accessible throughout the galleries and education spaces.

The BMI welcomed students back to the museum starting June 2021 with a curated selection of programs for K—8th grade students.

Arrangements for student groups (minimum of 10) must be made in advance. Teachers/staff are free and the parent chaperone entry fee is $9.00. Remember to schedule a break for a bagged lunch!

Choose from an exciting selection of educational activities that are grade-specific and rich in content with specific and meaningful learning outcomes.

 
Download the BMI Programs Brochure

Select one or more of the following experiences for your group

History Alive Tour

Experience Baltimore’s industrial past with a tour led by a museum educator. Stops may include visits to a belt-driven machine shop, a blacksmith’s shop, an oyster cannery, a print shop, and a garment loft. Students learn about jobs that were important to Baltimore’s history as an industrial city. Tours engage participants in discussions and demonstrations of the museum’s working machines.

Cost: $4 per student
Grade: 2nd—12th
Length: 1 hour

Kids’ Cannery

As workers in Mr. Platt’s 1883 oyster cannery, students become managers, foremen, can-makers, printers, labelers, steamers, shuckers, and can-fillers. They learn about the training and wages of skilled and unskilled workers and which people were allowed to have skilled jobs. Students are paid for their work in tokens that they redeem in the company store, where they quickly grasp the value of a day’s work. All students take home a can of “oysters” that they helped to create.

Cost: $8 per student
Grade: 2nd–8th
Length: 1.5 hours

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: $6.50 per student
Outreach option: $8.50 per student
Grade: 2nd–8th
Length: 1 hour

Design It! Balls and Tracks

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

Cost: $6 per student
Outreach option: $8 per student
Grade: 2nd–8th
Length: 1 hour

In the Neighborhood

The BMI is transformed into an early 20th century Baltimore neighborhood in this program for young visitors. Children become workers of the past as they take an interactive tour through our galleries. They are given different duties and paid with tokens. The program ends with children depositing their earnings and receiving a deposit book to take home.

Cost: $5 per student
Grade: K–2nd
Length: 1 hour

Lights On

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

Cost: $5 per student
Outreach option: $7 per student
Grade: K–2nd
Length: 1.5 hours

City Builders

What did Baltimore look like in 1896? Students help build old Baltimore out of paper models and learn about its houses, workplaces, trains, and more.

Cost: $5 per student
Outreach option: $7 per student
Grade: K–2nd
Length: 1 hour

Little Gears

Hands-on classroom activities that include a short gallery visit. Choose a focus on Hat Making, Printing, and Canning, or book more than one session!

Cost: $5 per student
Outreach option: $6 per student
Grade: PreK-K
Length: 1 hour

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