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National Aquarium Launches “Half-Price Friday Nights”


The National Aquarium announced today the launch of Half-Price Friday Nights, an evolution of the long-standing and popular Fridays After Five program that will now provide visitors half-off admission pricing year-round on Friday evenings after 5 p.m.

“For more than 30 years, families and locals have been able to take advantage of special pricing after 5 p.m. on Friday nights. as part of the Fridays After Five program,” said John Racanelli, National Aquarium CEO. “Evolving the program to year-round is just another way we’re trying to give residents of our City and State even greater access to what is, after all, their aquarium.”

Presented by M&T Bank, Half-Price Friday Nights will officially kick off on April 17. Tickets are available online at and on-site. Unlike Fridays After Five, there will be no blackout dates.

As part of its continuing effort to ensure that visitors have affordable access to one of the country’s top aquariums, the National Aquarium offers numerous programs throughout the year including Maryland Mornings, which provides Maryland residents who visit before noon Sunday to Friday $10 off adult tickets and $5 off children tickets; Dollar Days, where visitors can enjoy a $1 admission fee for two days every December; and, new in 2015, Pay What You Want Days, where guests donate an amount of their choice for admittance. For more information on the National Aquarium’s community programs, visit