Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baltimore Dollar Days

On December 4th and 5th, over 15 Baltimore museums and attractions will offer admission for $1. Dollar Days are very popular with families and are a fantastic opportunity to explore Baltimore at an amazing price. Pay $4 for a family of four instead of the regular admissions prices of almost $100!!

Tips to consider:
* Plan to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds. Last year, the line for the aquarium wrapped around the block when we were leaving the building!
* This is especially true with the Aquarium because the timed ticket entries may be completely gone by mid-morning. There are a limited amount of Aquarium tickets available.
* Dress for the weather. Since you may be outside in line or walking around the Inner Harbor, bring a warm coat and other cold weather accessories as needed. You can always leave these in a locker or coat check while you visit the museum.
* Plan your meals. The restaurants are going to be quite busy this weekend. Make a reservation in advance using Open Table to reduce or eliminate long wait times. You can always modify your reservation using your phone if needed if you need more museum time. Hungry children are not happy children!

The minnies and I plan to go to the aquarium with my friend Johanna and baby Charlotte. The Maryland Science Center and Port Discovery are some of my other favorite kid-friendly museums in Baltimore. My daughters especially enjoy digging for "fossils" at the Maryland Science Center.

More than 15 Downtown museums and attractions offer admission for $1 or less.
~ American Visionary Art Museum, $1 admission Sunday
~ Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum, $1 admission both days
~ Baltimore Maritime Museum, $1 admission (per vessel) Sunday
~ Baltimore Museum of Industry, $1 admission both days
~ Carroll Mansion, $1 admission both days
~ Contemporary Art Museum, Free admission both days
~ Evergreen Museum & Library, $1 admission both days
~ Homewood Museum, $1 admission both days
~ The Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum, $1 admission both days
~ Maryland Science Center, $1 admission both days (excludes IMAX and traveling exhibit)
~ National Aquarium in Baltimore, $1 admission both days ($1 general admission from 10 a.m. until tickets sell out. Limited availability. No advance sales. No dolphin shows. 4-D Immersion Theater sold separately.) 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
~ National Museum of Dentistry, $1 admission both days
~ Port Discovery Children’s Museum, $1 admission Sunday
~ Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, $1 admission both days
~ Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, $1 admission both days
~ Top of the World Observation Level, $1 admission both days
~ USS Constellation Museum, $1 admission Sunday
~ Walters Art Museum, Free admission both days to the permanent collection

Where are you going to go this weekend?



  1. I'll be in Baltimore on the 4th but not for 'fun'. I'll be at Borders Express on Perry Hall.

    A few of us are planning on a Blog party after the first of the year. I talked with Allie at Summer is a Verb and a few others. It will probably be on a weekend.

  2. That's such a great idea and so nice for families! Have a great time at the aquarium- xoxo

  3. These are the time I REALLY wish I still lived up your way! What a wonderful offering. I've been to all of those museums, but would welcome the chance to visit again. And for a dollar!! Wow :)



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