National Aquarium in Baltimore to host Star-Spangled Friday Nights

BALTIMORE - The National Aquarium will celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner with its Star-Spangled Friday Nights series.

All guests entering the aquarium after 5 p.m. will enjoy a special admission price of $18.12 beginning Friday and continuing every Friday evening through Sept. 12.

Families who visit the aquarium on these nights can participate in a special star-spangled themed scavenger hunt and see the animals.

All activities and exhibits are free with price of admission. Guests may purchase these reduced-rate tickets at the ticket counter or online at The last entry through the ticket counter is 7:45 p.m. and the last available entry time for online ticket purchases is 7:30 p.m. Guests can visit the exhibits until 9:30 p.m.

The aquarium will also be hosting a special lecture as part of the Marjorie Lynn Banks Lecture Series called The Battle of Baltimore: How Our Harbor Helped Define America on Sept. 10. The event will feature an expert panel of historians and authors discussing the significance of the Inner Harbor in United States history. Tickets are available online at

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s vessel, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, will be docked on Pier 4 from Sept. 10-16 and will be open to visitors.

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