Virtual Field Trips

Experience the BMI with a Virtual Field Trip.

To make a reservation email tours@thebmi.org or complete a reservation form at: bit.ly/BMIstudentexperiences.

Choose from an exciting selection of educational activities that are grade specific and content oriented toward selected learning outcomes.

As a result of the current pandemic and this unprecedented school year, the BMI is excited to offer two new educational opportunities inspired by our on-site education programs. Industry Investigators and Jr. Industry Investigators, include a live, guided virtual tour of the museum hosted over video conferencing platforms with printable, hands-on activities. ‘City Kit’ Activity Boxes are all-in-one activity boxes that provide kids with all the tools they need to engage in the best elements of our on-site educational programs—from the safety of their homes.


Students experience Baltimore’s industrial past with a live, virtual guided tour of the BMI exhibits. Learn about the themes of immigration, changing technology, skilled and unskilled work, and segregated labor with a deep dive into the canning, printing, and garment industries. Participants learn about jobs and work that is important to Baltimore’s history as an industrial city. Museum educators will engage participants in discussions and demonstrations of the museum’s working machines.

Includes printable activity packet

Grade: 3rd-8th
Cost: $125.00/session —  Up to 30 participants/session
Length: 60-minute/session, available 9 AM-5 PM
Supplies needed: device with internet access, microphone, and camera; printer; crayons, markers, or other coloring supplies; writing utensils

It was a great opportunity for the students. The students were engaged and the presenters were great at asking and taking questions from the students throughout the experience.Teacher

 


Young audiences experience an early 20th century neighborhood and learn about different jobs in Baltimore’s past and present. Participants investigate the places of work that built Baltimore through interactive lessons and a printable activity kit. Sessions may include a trip to a grocery store, bakery, print shop, clothing factory, and pharmacy. 

Includes printable activity packet

Grade: Pre-K-2nd
Cost: $125.00/session —  Up to 30 participants/session
Length: 60-minute/session, available 9 AM-5 PM
Supplies needed: device with internet access, microphone, and camera; printer; crayons, markers, or other coloring supplies; writing utensils; scissors; glue, tape, or a stapler

Our virtual field trip was excellent! Brandon was very knowledgeable and kept the students engaged. I can’t think of anything that would have made our experience any better! Thank you so much for offering this to our students!Teacher

 


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.

We encourage you to order the kits at least two weeks prior to your preferred delivery date.

Grade: 3rd-8th
Cost: $8.00/student

Each activity kit includes hands-on, curriculum-aligned activities and primary source images, accompanied by easy-to-follow lesson plans.

City Kits were made possible through the support of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, The Edmund Eisenberg Memorial Foundation, Janet Novak, and Green Bay Packaging.

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.

We encourage you to order the kits at least two weeks prior to your preferred delivery date.

Grade: 1st-2nd
Cost: $8.00/student

Each activity kit includes hands-on, curriculum-aligned activities and primary source images, accompanied by easy-to-follow lesson plans.

City Kits were made possible through the support of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, The Edmund Eisenberg Memorial Foundation, Janet Novak, and Green Bay Packaging.

Thank you for brainstorming a quality workaround for virtual learning. This gives me hope! Teacher

 

 

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