Friday is your night! Get access to our award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of our Fridays After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with our 20,000-plus animal residents. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. Blackout dates may apply, including Black Friday and Good Friday.
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Half Price Friday Night at The National Aquarium
The National Aquarium - Orange - Stop 223Thursday, January 01 - Thursday, December 31
Family of Flag Makers: The Women Who Created The Star-Spangled Banner
Star Spangled Banner Flag House Museum - Green - Stop 109Thursday, January 01 - Thursday, December 31A brand new permanent exhibit is now open to the public celebrating the contributions to this iconic piece of American history.
Local Farmers' Markets
Thursday, January 01 - Thursday, December 31LOCAL MARKETS Cross Street Market - Cross Street between Light Street and Charles Street Lexington Market - 400 W. Lexington Street Broadway Market Monday – Saturday • 7:00PM – 6:00PM - 1640-41 Aliceanna Street For more information and a listing of Baltimore City farmers’ Markets please visit www.mda.state.md.us
Wednesday, February 11 - Thursday, December 31It takes and amazing combination of intricate elements to make turning on the lights switch as commonplace as tying your shoes. You'll be shocked at how power weaves its way into everything we do in out everyday lives.
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar
Sunday, April 05 - Sunday, December 20Every Sunday April 05, 2015 - December 20, 2015 While strolling through Maryland's largest producers-only market, shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp seasonal fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, bison, goat, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. Vegan items are sold as well. Many of our farmers accept credit/debit, and Independence cards, and there is an ATM on site.
Washington Monument - PurpleThursday, December 03The annual lighting of the Washington Monument features musical selections by area choirs, a spectacular fireworks show and refreshments on Thursday, December 3 at 5:30pm on Mount Vernon Place, centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street. This event is produced in conjunction with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.410-244-1030
New Year's Eve Spectacular
Inner Harbor - All RoutesThursday, December 31 - Friday, January 01Celebrate the beginning of 2016 with family, friends, live music, fireworks and lights. At the stroke of midnight, colorful fireworks and lights fill the sky above downtown Baltimore. The annual Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular is presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by Visit Baltimore, Southwest Vacations, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and The Gallery. WJZ-TV 13 is the media sponsor. The fireworks and light show are produced by Image Engineering. Image Engineering is comprised of a team of artists, videographers, engineers, and creative thinkers at its headquarters in Baltimore. Since 1979, they have completed over 500 projects in the field of creative multimedia shows for clients such as Rihanna, Jay Z,America’s Got Talent and multiple professional sports franchises in the NFL, NBA and NHL. The New Year’s Eve fireworks are provided by Visit Baltimore, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore Committee. For the full experience, residents and visitors can view the fireworks from along the Inner Harbor promenade. The show can also be seen from the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Canton, Harbor East and Fell’s Point.