Virtual Field Trips

A Kindergarten class participates in the Virtual Bucket Brigade by "passing" their homemade paper fire buckets.

Virtual Bucket Brigade

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue our mission of education, we have adapted the popular Bucket Brigade program to a virtual experience. Groups can participate via video conference platform from the safety and comfort of their school or home. Here is what teachers can expect.

The 60-minute program includes:

Virtual Science of Fire                  Safety

Due to the success of the virtual format of our popular Bucket Brigade program, the Fire Museum of Maryland is happy to announce a new educational program, The Science of Fire Safety. This new STEM program may be conducted via video conference or in-person at the museum. Here is what teachers can expect.

The 60-minute program includes:

  • Live video from the Fire Museum, including experiments involving matches and sparklers.

  • Introduction of STEM-related Fire Safety careers.

  • Discussion of the relation between the fire service and environmental science.

  • Content for STEM curriculums grades fourth through eighth.

  • Expansion of Fire Safety discussion such as how to operate fire extinguishers and how to deal with a grease fire

To book your program:

Complete this Google Form, call the museum at

410-321-7500 x102, or email us.

From Teachers:

"I can not praise this field trip enough. I think that you developed a very engaging field trip that was a great treat to our students. Thank you so much for offering us the opportunity. I hope we can visit you in person once the world gets a little bit more normal. Thank you again."

-First Grade Teacher, Johnnycake Elementary School.

"I want to thank you both for a fabulous virtual field trip! You helped bring some normal to our school year by presenting the museum to the students. It was an interesting topic and the visuals were very kid friendly. The videos were the perfect length and also kid friendly. The book at the end was the perfect way to end the presentation... I also want to thank you for your kind tone and the way you spoke to everyone. You were patient, encouraging and courteous – which is what we teach our students... Again, thank you for your time and for your enthusiasm!"

-Second Grade Teacher, West Towson Elementary School.