Student Group Experiences

At the Baltimore Museum of Industry, we promise 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.

Our Digital Group Experiences, 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. Our ‘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.

Reserve an experience by emailing tours@thebmi.org or completing the reservation form at:bit.ly/BMIstudentexperiences.

Industry Investigators

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

Giving young audiences the chance to experience an early 20th century neighborhood, kids can learn about different jobs in Baltimore’s past and present. Through interactive lessons and a printable activity kit, participants explore the places of work that built Baltimore. 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

BMI CITY KITS

Cannery City Kit
Inspired by our keystone Kids’ Cannery program, 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.

Grade: 2nd-8th
Cost: $8.00/student

Light’s On City Kit
How does light help us to see and communicate? In this STEM activity kit, students will explore several methods for communicating with light and sound, test their skills using Morse Code, and then create their own light communication device.

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

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

BMI Homeschool Days

See, hear, and touch Baltimore’s story with the BMI’s Virtual Homeschool Days.

Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to reserve a private Industry Investigators or Junior Industry Investigators session here.

For any questions, please contact tours@thebmi.org.

Join the BMI educators for a session of our Industry Investigators virtual tour of the museum and accompanying hands-on activities. These sessions are great for small homeschool groups and individual families looking to learn more about Baltimore’s industrial heritage. Each session is an hour, and will be hosted in live Zoom sessions. Students will have the opportunity to see our exhibits, view objects and videos of our working machinery, and interact directly with BMI staff. Cost: $4.00/student

Consider purchasing an optional activity box to pair with the virtual session. BMI City Kits are all-in-one activity boxes that provide kids with the tools they need to engage in the best elements of our on-site educational programs. K-2nd graders will receive a Lights On! City Kit, a STEM activity box exploring light communication, and 3rd-8th graders will receive a Cannery City Kit, a social studies activity box about preparing and preserving food. Cost: $8.00/kit or $14.50 w/shipping

Reserve a spot and purchase a kit online at: https://bit.ly/BMIHomeschoolDay

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, October 22, 2020
K-2nd Grade: 10:00-11:00 AM
3rd-8th Grade: 1:00-2:00 PM

Monday, November 16, 2020
K-2nd Grade: 10:00-11:00 AM
3rd-8th Grade: 1:00-2:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
K-2nd Grade: 10:00-11:00 AM
3rd-8th Grade: 1:00-2:00 PM
 
 

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