When you think of art museums in the Greater Washington Area, Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) does not usually come to mind. In fact, I didn’t know that it even existed.
Thanks to the fact that the BMI hosts Maryland Engineering Challenges that my daughter participated in, I got to visit this gem of a museum. Not only did I learn a lot about Baltimore’s history, I was blown away by its beauty.
- The gorgeous Harbor view: Domino Sugar, Baltimore Steam Tugboat, and the harbor skyline. Bring your camera and sketchbook! You will not be disappointed. I was not surprised to learn later that the BMI is also a popular wedding site.
- Cranes! – No further explanation needed.
- Exhibits – Take the tour of an old mom and pop Grocery store and learn the origins of Maryland’s beloved Old Bay at the Milton’s Fine Foods!
- Don’t miss the artwork in the Current Exhibition and from the local artists at the excellent Gift shop. The gift shop has classic toys and Maryland flag items for sale.
- Did you know that the Linotype Print Making originated in Baltimore? Take a tour of the fascinating Print Shop to see one in action!
- Engaging Events for kids, adults, schools, and scout groups.
If you have been to the BMI, what was your experience like? Are there any hidden gems you have come across?