Calendar of Events

Every Week

Wee Workers - Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.DSC_0002

Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week:

October–7: The Harbor & Columbus Day, 14: Scarecrows, 21: Grocery Store, 28: Pumpkins & Halloween

November–4: Footwear, 11: Paint & Colors, 18: Hats & Ties, 25: Herbs & Spices for Thanksgiving

December–2: Telephones, 9: Movies & Holiday Gifts, 16: Winter Holidays, 23 & 30: No Wee Workers

BMI Members: free. General Public: kids – free, accompanying adults – $5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at or 410.727.4808 x132.


BMI Farmers’ Market – Saturdays through November 29* from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Just extended through November…be sure to add our new dates to your calendar!

Join us for our sixth annual market, held in and around our waterfront Pavilion. A convenient place to purchase fresh local foods and buy artisan items not available in stores. There is something for everyone and is a great place to meet friends and get to know your neighbors. Click here for our full vendor list.

This season, we will have six Family Days at the market, thanks to support from MECU and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, featuring kid-friendly games and crafts.

Saturday, October 25 — Fall Harvest Fun at the BMI Farmers’ Market – Make a scarecrow (bring a set of kid-size clothes), decorate a pumpkin, enjoy seasonal activities and crafts! Click here for a flyer to share.

To sign up for our email list, or ask questions about the market, contact Melinda at


Free Fall Baltimore - Sunday, Oct. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to BMI today! And—today only—kids can enjoy a drop-in version of our popular Design It! Balls & Tracks program, offered between 10 a.m. and 12 noon OR between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Kids will love creating a roller coaster ride that travels all over our activity room then sending balls racing down it.

Free Fall Baltimore - Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to BMI today!

Sixth Annual Golf Outing - Monday, Oct. 20 with shotgun start at noon

Held at the scenic Woodlands Golf Course in Baltimore County, all proceeds from our sixth annual golf outing will go to support the BMI’s signature educational programs and award-winning exhibits.

Our day will start at 10:30 with registration and a Pitch-and-Putt Contest as you warm up, followed by a shotgun start at noon. Boxed lunches are provided, as are drinks and snacks throughout the course.

To add to the excitement, we are thrilled to offer a Hole-in-One Contest with an amazing prize of a five-day golf getaway to the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts! This amazing package–valued at $7500–includes airfare, accommodations, and a round of golf at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.

The day will finish with a dinner reception and the presentation of prizes and raffles at the Clubhouse.

Click here to register now or contact Penelope at or 410.727.4808 x129 for more information.

Video Game Wizards Exhibit Opens - Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Video Game Wizards: Transforming Science and Art into Games. A revolutionary, interactive exhibit–immerse yourself in the exciting process of creating a video game! Move through stations to learn about the industry and customize a game to be played and shared through the exhibit’s website.

Included with regular museum admission.

Fall Harvest FunSaturday, Oct. 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us for family-friendly, seasonal activities at the BMI Farmers’ Market! Bring a set of kid-size clothes, hat and a pair of pantyhose and make a scarecrow. Make seed and bean collages for holiday decorations, earn prizes from our “Needle in a Haystack” treasure hunt, decorate your own pumpkin, and more!

Free event at the Market, thanks to MECU and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Old World, New World Wine Festival - Sunday, Oct. 26

CANCELLED. We are rescheduling for the spring, details TBA.


Baltimore Shops Exhibit Opens - Friday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Our new exhibit, Baltimore Shops, examines the imprint left by bustling 19th century markets, once-mighty downtown department stores, and today’s independent merchants.  More than just places to shop, they became integral to Baltimore’s character.  Open through March 8, 2015.

Included with regular museum admission.

Lecture at JMMSunday, Nov. 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jack Burkert, a museum educator at the BMI, will present Mendes’ Baltimore: The Industries that Built a City at The Jewish Museum of Maryland. This lecture will discuss the industries and technology that played a vital role in the growth and development of Baltimore during Mendes Cohen’s lifetime.

This lecture is part of JMM’s Lloyd Street Synagogue Anniversary. Visit for full details.

1877 Strike Lecture - Sunday, Nov. 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When a group of B&O railroad workers refused to work on July 16, 1877, they started the first national strike; an epic moment in U.S. history that spread across the country and involved more than 100,000 men.  William Barry uses his book, The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore, as a basis for this lecture.

Included with regular museum admission.

Winter WonderlandSaturday, Nov. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us for family-friendly, seasonal activities at the BMI Farmers’ Market! Try your hand at “ice fishing,” make your own wintery mix of crafts, and more!

Free event at the Market.

Museum ClosedThursday, November 27

The BMI will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Please plan to visit us another day.


Beer Tasting - Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Led by Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Brewery, this evening is perfect for the beer and food-lover.  Enjoy local beer and learn about the brewing process and the history of Baltimore beer.  Your experience will be enhanced by delicious food pairings with each beer.

Tickets: $35 per BMI Member, $45 per non-member.  Purchase tickets online or contact Kelley at or call 410.727.4808 x132.

Santa Visits BMI - Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classic, family-friendly holiday movies will be shown all day in our Meyerhoff Theatre.  Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. OR 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Included with regular museum admission.