MLB lecture series

Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series

Changemakers: Making Conservation Personal

Marjorie Lynn Bank was a native Baltimorean and a naturalist who promoted aquatic conservation and shared her extensive knowledge of marine biology through her award-winning underwater photography and educational lectures. Her legacy lives on through the National Aquarium Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, established by the Bank family when Marjorie passed away in 1994.

Through the Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, the National Aquarium is honored to bring to Baltimore individuals who have devoted themselves to a conservation cause and are making waves of change to encourage urban conservation and diversity, address climate change and promote resiliency, and draw connections between ocean and human health. We believe their stories can offer insights and inspiration from local, regional and international quests to make this blue planet a better place for us all.

Upcoming Events

Pristine Seas: Protecting the Last Wild Ocean Places

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dr. Enric Sala, founder and executive director, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Learn More

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JUNK Raft: Our Voyage Toward More Ocean, Less Plastic

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, founders, The 5 Gyres Institute Learn More

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As the Tide Rises: Decades of Watching Ice Sheets Change

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dr. Richard Alley, professor and climate scientist, Penn State Department of Geosciences Learn More

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The Passion of a Patriot: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Ambassador James A. Joseph, emeritus professor, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University Learn More

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Pricing Information

Doors open at 6:30 pm for a light reception for ticket holders. All lectures begin at 7 pm.

Tickets for these lectures can be purchased individually or as a series:

  • Tickets per lecture are $10 for National Aquarium members and $15 for non-members.

  • A ticket package for the series is $25 for National Aquarium members and $40 for non-members. To purchase, send an email to