Baltimore Public Works Museum


Much of engineers' work is largely invisible to the public, and that is especially true of the infrastructure lying beneath our streets. Housed in an architecturally striking 1912 sewage pumping station, this museum is dedicated to preserving and understanding the work of civil engineers in sustaining our contemporary environment. The museum uses a combination of exhibits, multimedia shows and hands-on activities to show how 19th century cities survived without clean water and indoor plumbing, and how these needs have been met by public works projects. Don't miss "Streetscape," a life-size model of an underground street intersection.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Civil, Environmental
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:One of the earliest known sewers was the Cloaca Maxima in Rome, built around the 6th century B.C. to drain the site of the Forum.
I’d like more information about DiscoverE’s programs (check all that apply)