National Aquarium Gives Back to Marylanders


New program invites Maryland residents to visit National Aquarium with special morning admission rate

As part of its continuing effort to ensure that all Marylanders have access to one of the regions greatest jewels, National Aquarium, Baltimore has announced the launch of Maryland Mornings, in which Maryland residents receive $8 off adult general admission tickets and $4 off child general admission tickets Sunday through Friday, before noon. Theprogram, in partnership with Governor Martin O'Malley, is available to Marylanders now through February, and tickets can be purchased on-site at the National Aquarium, Baltimore ticket office.

"Maryland Mornings is a great way for Marylanders to get out and enjoy the sights at National Aquarium," said Governor O'Malley. "We hope that every family will visit and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about our Bay and aquatic life, as well as share in one of our State's great treasures."

National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures, and its home state of Maryland is a key part of this global pledge. The Aquarium has various Chesapeake Bay conservation initiatives, educational opportunities for Maryland students and accessibility programs and promotions.

"Maryland Mornings is one of the ways for us to show our appreciation to our fellow community members. National Aquarium may have a reach that spans across thecountry and world, but our roots are in Maryland and many of our conservation and education efforts are based here," said John Racanelli, National Aquarium CEO. "This initiative was one of the first things on my agenda after joining the Aquarium and I'm excited to see it come to fruition."

Maryland Mornings is just one of several initiatives as part of National Aquarium's commitment to providing the community with discounted opportunities to explore and learn about the aquatic world.  Other discount programs include Dollar Days and Fridays After Five.

Maryland Mornings is available Sundays through Fridays before noon and is not valid on Saturdays. MarylandMornings is not available on: Black Friday (November 23, 2012), the week ofChristmas (December 23-31, 2012), Dollar Days (December 1-2, 2012), Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend (January 20-21, 2013), President's Day Weekend (February 7-18, 2013). Other blackout dates may be added.

To learn more about special National Aquarium programs for Marylanders, visit

National Aquarium
National Aquarium inspires conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living-systems. National Aquarium, in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, delivers meaningful experiences through its engaging living collections; our science-based education programs and our hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. For more information on National Aquarium, visit

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