Activities & Resources
Baltimore Museum of Industry050in Baltimore, MD 21230
about Baltimore Museum of Industry:
Exhibits include the Decker Gallery (named for local industrialist and philanthropist Alonzo Decker, of Black & Decker), which documents Baltimore's industrial history; the Garment Loft, with multiple rooms showing different aspects of life in the garment trade; the Machinery Tool Shop, which houses such inventions as the duplex steam pump and the first submarine; Bunting's Pharmacy, named for the creator of Noxzema, and the Print Shop, which showcases vintage typewriters, yellowed newspaper articles, and metal letters and words used for printing on the different types of machines located throughout the exhibit.
The museum offers birthday party packages that include a mini-tour of museum galleries related to the program, a hands-on craft activity, and use of the museum's private lunchroom for one hour following the program. All children receive a return visit coupon and an activity book to take home. There is generally a camp option for elementary school kids each summer as well.
The BMI runs a Farmers' Market in the summer, every Saturday (9am-1pm) from June through September, featuring locally-grown seasonal produce, dairy, flowers, meats, eggs, plus baked goods, gourmet food items, and hand-made crafts, all under the cover of the pavilion.