Dollar Days

Dollar Days

Dollar Days, an annual Baltimore tradition, are back! For two days every December, admission to the Aquarium is just $1! This year, Dollar Days are Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Dollar Days tickets are extremely popular and must be purchased on-site at our ticket window on the day of the special offer. Because of the extremely high demand, these tickets are not sold in advance and will not be sold online. We recommend that guests arrive at the National Aquarium early to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Our timed entry system, which allows us to sell a fixed number of tickets within set time slots every day, will be in effect for both Saturday and Sunday, so guests may experience a wait time between ticket purchase and Aquarium entry.

The National Aquarium will be open for normal winter weekend business hours during Dollar Days, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Guests planning to take advantage of this special opportunity should be aware that, due of the popularity of this event, crowds will be heavier than usual and the Aquarium is expected to sell out. Please plan your day accordingly.

In addition, guests planning to visit as part of our First Saturday/Sunday early admission program for guests with special needs may enter at 8:30 AM, but should be aware of the event overlap and anticipate increased crowds. If you have questions about First Saturdays and Sundays, please contact our Guest Services team by emailing access@aqua.org or calling 410-576-8745.

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Price

On Dollar Days, December 3 and 4, 2016, all tickets (children, adults, military and seniors) are only $1.

Dollar Days tickets must be purchased on-site at our ticket window the day of the special offer. Because we anticipate extremely high demand, these tickets are not sold in advance and will not be sold online. We recommend that you arrive at the National Aquarium early to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Our timed entry system will be in effect for those days, so guests may experience a wait time between ticket purchase and Aquarium entry.

4-D Theater Tickets

4-D theater tickets will be available at a special rate of $3 during Dollar Days and may be purchased only at the information desk and kiosk in Harbor Overlook.

Parking

The National Aquarium and our official parking facility partners are pleased to offer $10 parking to guests attending our 2016 Dollar Days. To take advantage of this discount, please use either LAZ Inner Harbor Garage at 100 S. Gay Street or Lockwood Parking at 124 Market Place. Bring proof of your Aquarium visit to garage attendant before departure and you will be granted this special rate.

How can I buy tickets?

Due to the high demand for this weekend, tickets are only available for purchase in-person on a first come, first served basis on the days of this events.

How early should I arrive to get tickets?

Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to arrive as early as possible. While we cannot predict the exact time the line will begin to form, in previous years it has started as early as 7 am.

When does the ticket booth open?

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 am.

When will tickets sell out?

While we cannot know exactly when tickets will sell out, in previous years they have sold out by mid-morning or early afternoon.

Does your whole group have to wait in line for tickets?

One person may wait in line for tickets for your whole group, limited to 10 tickets per person.

If the immediate entry time is sold out, can I buy the next available time?

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for entry times will be sold as they are available, so if the immediate entry time is unavailable you may purchase the next available time.

Is this event only open to Maryland residents?

Dollar Days are organized each year by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and it is our pleasure to participate. While the event is designed to celebrate our local community, there are no restrictions to visitation.

Please Note:

Stroller Check and lockers will be available; however, no coat check service is available during Dollar Days.

Dollar Days special admission tickets are valid for the duration of your Aquarium visit, but no Aquarium re-entry is offered during Dollar Days.