Underwater worlds are waiting. Dive into a book today. Read five aquatic books, and receive four tickets to the National Aquarium.
The fall season of Read to Reef kicks off on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Throughout the month of October 2019, Baltimore-area children in fifth grade and younger may visit any Enoch Pratt Free Library Branch and show their library card to receive a Read to Reef bookmark, while supplies last.
Check out the list of the National Aquarium's favorite aquatic- or conservation-themed books, or ask your librarian for suggestions. Borrow, read or listen to someone read any five of these books and record them on your Read to Reef bookmark.
Bring your completed bookmark to the National Aquarium's ticket center through December 31, 2019, to exchange it for up to four admission tickets to be used that day.
It's Your Aquarium
To celebrate our local roots and to give back to the community that has given us so much, the Aquarium is proud to host a number of programs that allow locals to visit their Aquarium for less. The National Aquarium and the Enoch Pratt Free Library are proud to partner in the Read to Reef book club to both encourage reading and grant free admission to participating families through their local library branches.
By connecting Baltimore youth's love of reading to the aquatic world, the Aquarium hopes to drive awareness of our blue planet and the critical responsibility each of us has to protect it. We embrace the opportunity to raise an environmentally conscious generation that will respect and preserve the ocean that sustains us. Knowledge is a critical tool in achieving that goal—where better place to find it than in a book?
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