Free Opportunities for Baltimore City Public Schools!

In partnership with arts institutions and organizations across the City, Arts Every Day has created a list of free and discounted opportunities available for Baltimore City Public Schools. 

Arts and Culture Passport Programs offer schools FREE and DISCOUNTED admissions and transportation support. Below is a list of the 2019-20 School Year Arts and Culture Passport Program opportunities.  To contact an organization about these opportunities, click the links in each section to be directed to websites and forms or email the contact provided to request more information about booking a trip for your school.

Supplies are limited – submitting a request does not guarantee your school the opportunity. 

Discounted tickets offered to School-wide Title I Schools 

Have You filled a Bucket Today?
Date: Oct 29th, 12pm

Stone Soup and Other Stories
Date: Nov 19th, 10:15am and 12pm

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
Date: Nov 21st, 10:15am and 12pm

Date: Dec 12th, 10:15am and 12pm

A Christmas Carol
Date: Dec 17th, 10:15am and 12pm

For more info: (410) 252-8717

The BMA has a limited number of FREE BUSES available for Baltimore City Schools looking to visit the Museum!  

Museum Visit
 Guided Tour
Grade Level: Any
Times Available: Request a guided tour September-June
Description: The BMA offers a variety of guided collection and exhibit tours based on theme. To view school tour information, click HERE!

Contact Lisette Wilson for more information on booking- or 443-573-1821

BSO Midweek Concert programs  2019-20 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall: Nicholas Hersh, conductor

 Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead
Grade level:
Grades 3-5
Dates: Oct. 29 or 30, 2019
10 or 11:30 a.m.

The Snowman (with Film)
Grade Level: 
Dates: Dec. 5 – 6, 2019
10 or 11:30 a.m.

Classical Mash-Up! Christylez Bacon, progressive hip-hop artist & beatboxer Wytold, electric cello
Grade Level:
All ages, MS & HS encouraged (especially grades 3-8)
Dates: Feb. 19 – 20, 2020  
10 or 11:30 a.m.

Through the Telescope, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble telescope
Grade Level: Grades 3-6
Dates:April 1 – 2, 2020 
10 or 11:30 a.m.

For more information:

by William Shakespeare
Dates: October 15 – November 8, weekdays at 10am
Prophecy, ambition, and murder lead to sleeplessness and madness in Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy.

  • Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes (NO INTERMISSION)
  • Post-show Artist Talkback: 20 minutes
  • Recommended Audience: Grades 9–12

Student tickets: $16-22

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Ian Gallanar
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Dates: December 4, 5, 10, 11 at 10:00am
The traditional story of spirits and redemption, as we celebrate local history and Chesapeake culture. Dickens’s classic with a Baltimore twist!

  • Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (including intermission)
  • Post-show Artist Talkback: 15 minutes
  • Recommended Audience: Grades 3 and above

Student tickets: $16-22
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”
Dates: March 9 and runs most weekdays through April 29
Our sixth year of presenting the tragic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

  • Starting Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes (NO INTERMISSION)
  • Post-show Artist Talkback: 20 minutes
  • Recommended Audience: Grades 6–9

Student tickets: $16-22; Free tickets and transportation for some Baltimore City Schools
Make a school matinee reservation:  
Contact Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, at 410-244-8571, Ext. 113, or send an email to

Also ask about our school residencies and workshops that align with your curriculum and deepen the students’ understanding of Shakespeare.

Thanks to the support of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Fire Museum of Maryland is now able to offer free programs to Maryland public schools!

The Fire Museum’s unique programs challenge students to apply STEM concepts to solve problems faced by the fire service and demonstrate the evolution of firefighters and their communities. Curriculum alignments allow teachers to plug in programs where it best serves their students.

Please contact Education Director Will Roulett at 410-321-7500 x102 or with any questions or to schedule your program.

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Type: Guided Tour & Hands-on Program
Grade Level: Best suited for Grades 4 and up
Times Available: October 27th, 2019 – May 21, 2020
Description: Did you know that everything you touch becomes part of the scrap cycle? Experience the sights and sounds of one of America’s largest industries, its innovative technology, and the stories of immigrant families that built it.
For more info:
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Type: Guided Activities &
Open Exploration Visits
Grade Level:  Pre-K – 5
Date/Times Available: Tuesdays – Fridays, October through May (schools are encouraged to reserve trips prior to March to ensure grant funding is still available to support low-cost/free visits) 
Discounted tickets for Maryland Schools. Guided Activities upon request: Features visual and dramatic art activities.

Explore Arts & Culture, STEM, Early Education and more as you explore the hands-on, interactive exhibits and field trip programs at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. As children and teachers explore and play together, they’ll be learning about themselves, building connections, and learning about the community and world around them. Thanks to funding from the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland school groups can enjoy free and low-cost visits to the Museum.
Guided Dramatic and Visual Art activities include:
All About Water Color | PreK – 5th Grade
This program connects play and learning through a fun-filled exploration of the properties and techniques of watercolor painting. Through the use of different materials, methods, and experiments, we will learn new methods of painting as well as scientific properties of watercolor paint.
Oceaneer Puppeteers | Pre-K – 2nd Grade
This program connects play and learning through the exposure of puppetry performance techniques to imagine and simulate ocean exploration. Using different materials, including fabrics, giant shadow puppets, and full body animal puppets, school groups will recognize the impact and effects that ocean engineers study.
Play Within a Play – The Odyssey | 3rd – 5th Grade
This program connects play and learning through using a combination of ancient Greek theatre techniques and modern theatre equipment in the creation and performance of an original dramatization.
For information: Website: Call 410.864.2727 or email


EMPOWERED!: Black Action Figures, Superheroes and Collectibleswith a gallery scavenger hunt. (This exhibit can be paired with other exhibitions)
Type: Guided Tour
Grade Level: 2-12
Field Trip Experience: Now through February 23, 2020
Duration: 45 minutes

Their powers are more than out of this world. These superheroes with black and brown faces reflected many who were searching for a hero who looked like them. In our new exhibition, visitors will explore this limited collection of figures played by black actors in starring roles as hero… and the occasional super villain.

 Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist
Grades: 3 -12
Field Trip Experience: Oct 30, 2019 – Feb 28, 2020
Duration: 90 minutes

Features more than 40 prints and sculptures of the African American experience in the 20th century. Students will see works that reflect themes on social injustice, historical figures (Frederick Douglass/Harriet Tubman), women and maternal relationships. A printmaking studio art experience will be paired with this tour.

**Free museum admission and bus transportation assistance for Title 1 Schools and those that have free lunch programs.

For more info, contact:

Living History to Go: School Outreach

Unable to visit the museum for a field trip? Try our
 Living History To Go” program where performers bring Maryland African American history to life with props, artifacts and interactive activities. Presentations include Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Mother Elizabeth Lange and Civil Rights activist Juanita Jackson Mitchell.  

Visit our website to inquire about this program.

Museum Visit
 Guided Tour + Studio
Grade Level: Any
The Walters still has room for programs, particularly those from 12-2pm!
Studio spaces still available March – June, with just a few studio spaces left in the 10-12pm time slot mostly in April and May. 

Teachers can contact The Walters at for specific scheduling questions or need assistance completing the online registration form