Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway , Baltimore , MD 21230 - United States
Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm
The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the innovators, entrepreneurs, and workers who propelled this port city into the industrial age and beyond. From garment making to airplane manufacturing, food canning to video game design, visitors to the museum will discover how Baltimore’s pioneering spirit built the region’s manufacturing might and continues to shape Maryland today.
Located in an 1860s oyster cannery on a five-acre waterfront campus, the Baltimore Museum of Industry offers dynamic indoor and outdoor exhibitions, live demonstrations, engaging tours, and hands-on activities for guests of all ages.
On Saturdays, the galleries come alive as volunteers provide demonstrations of working machines.
Two temporary exhibits not to miss:
REINVENTION: The Work of Chris Bathgate
Featuring 28 works of art, this exhibition explores how modern and traditional machine work can be harnessed to create unique artistic expressions. Bathgate is a self-trained machinist. He utilizes handmade tools and automated CNC (computer numerical control) milling machines and metal lathes to create precisely-crafted elements that assemble into complex sculptures. He has spent more than fifteen years adapting metalworking machinery from salvaged and repurposed equipment. Bathgate’s aesthetic considerations stem from the very machines that he uses to create his sculptures. Each piece that he makes is informed by the one it is preceded by, and he modifies his machinery accordingly—not for improved practical function but for the aesthetic developments that can be produced. REINVENTION also includes schematic drawings of his work done both digitally and through Diazo printing, an antiquated process used to create copies of architectural and technical drawings, commonly known as blueprints.
VIDEO GAME WIZARDS
Provides an interactive environment where visitors can explore how their talents, skills and passions could lead to a career in the interactive entertainment industry. The exhibit’s six stations provide an opportunity for visitors to meet game makers and learn about their roles, while making and customizing a game using the skills demonstrated at each station.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone and in person.
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