Making Schools Work Conference Industry Tours


Industry Tours
Explore Baltimore businesses

This year, for the first time, Networking and Making Schools Work Conference attendees may register for behind-the-scenes industry tours at some of Baltimore’s most prominent businesses.

Tours will take place on Wednesday, July 10, during the hours of 9 to noon.

Tour registration fees must be paid during registration and attendees are limited to one tour. However, attendees may register their spouses, children or other guests for an additional fee per person – see the descriptions below for details and age requirements for each tour.

Choose your tour now by visiting our conference registration page.


Industry Tour Choices

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – Baltimore Branch

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond logo

Visit the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and learn about the central bank’s work to support college and career readiness from bank employees and ambassadors.

As part of a continental breakfast workshop, attendees will explore free resources they can take home to their classrooms to help students make informed economic and personal finance decisions. Attendees may also participate in a window-view tour of the bank’s cash operations.

Tour cost: $25 ($25 for each additional guest)

Tour hours: 9-11 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Note: Tour participants must have a valid photo ID for entry into the Federal Reserve Bank building. Registration for this tour will close on June 28.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Baltimore's Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Logo

Oriole Park at Camden Yards revolutionized baseball when it debuted on Opening Day 1992. Attendees will have a chance to go behind the scenes of the operations and layout of this historic ballpark and learn more about how it has continued to change the baseball fan’s experience ever since.

SREB’s summer conference attendee tour will cover many areas in the ballpark, including the B&O Warehouse, Babe Ruth and Legends Park, and the bullpens. Attendees will see a luxury suite, club-level memorabilia and the upper and lower press levels. The tour will also include the field level, warning track, dugout, umpires tunnel, homerun baseball markers and flag court.

Tour cost: $25 (includes an Orioles hat, key chain and postcard; $25 for each additional guest)

Tour hours: 1.5 hour tours will run every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

  • 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
  • 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Note: Backpacks and large bags are not permitted on the tour. The tour may be altered according to events in the ballpark without notice. Registration for this tour will close on June 28.

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

Visit the National Aquarium, the jewel of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium has hosted over 51 million guests since it first opened in 1981.

The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals.

Conference attendees may choose from two exciting tour options that explore the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the National Aquarium ranked among the nation’s top three aquariums.

Tour cost: $75 per registered attendee (includes one full admission to the National Aquarium during regular operating hours on July 10)

Tour choices and hours – 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Tour 1 - Tour 1 focuses on aquarium careers related to public engagement, such as education and the aquarium’s award-winning exhibit designs.
  • Tour 2 – Tour 2 focuses on aquarium careers related to animal care, such as veterinarians and aquarists.

Note: All guests must be at least 8 years old to travel behind the scenes at the National Aquarium. Registration for this tour will close on June 28.

Each guest must complete and sign this waiver.

All guests must wear closed-toe, non-slip footwear (no heels, crocs, flip-flops, etc.). All guests must be present at the beginning of their selected tour. In some circumstances, the aquarium may be able to accommodate late guests but this is not guaranteed. Refunds will not be offered for late guests or guests who miss their tour.

Guests who would like to leave the aquarium and visit later that same day must receive a hand stamp on their way out so they can return at their leisure.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Find out how the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, one of the Maryland’s largest casinos, keeps its marketing, food and beverage, security and gaming operations running smoothly for many thousands of guests every year.

Located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, the Horseshoe has a 122,000-square-foot gaming floor, a World Series of Poker room, three premier restaurants from Gordon Ramsay, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri, and several bars and lounges featuring live music and entertainment.

Tour participants will learn about the Horseshoe’s history and career opportunities in each of its departments, then go behind the scenes to see the casino’s marketing, food and beverage, security and gaming operations in action. The tour will conclude with a Q&A with casino executives.

Tour cost: $25 ($25 for each additional guest)

Tour hours: 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Note: All guests must be age 21 or older and have a valid photo ID. Registration for this tour will close on June 28.

If you’ve already registered for the conference, please choose your tour now by logging in to our conference registration system. New conference registrants may use the button below or visit our registration page to learn more and get started.