Baltimore Dollar or Less Days

Get the Kids Ready for Baltimore Dollar or Less Days

Explore Baltimore on the Cheap During Dollar or Less Days

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It’s that time of year when we have the opportunity to explore many of Baltimore’s gems for just $1 or less. Our entire family (yes, even the little babies were in tow) decide to brave the cold and the crowds to explore some of the best attractions in Baltimore one year. Okay, I’ll be honest and tell you that it was a little overwhelming so I must give you a few tips to make the experience enjoyable. Here we go:

  1. Plan out where you want to go. Let’s face it, there will be hundreds of people visiting so be sure to create a list of your top 5 sites. It is likely that you will be able to get into at least 2. I’d pick the ones you haven’t been to before or the ones that have interesting exhibits.
  2. Be prepared for long lines both outside and inside the venues. I think we stood in line for about an hour to get into Port Discovery, so yeah, just be ready.
  3. Have snacks on deck. I’m not sure that you can eat inside of each venue but the kids will be hungry along the way. Having snacks on hand will save you more money!!
  4. Wear warm clothes. Trust me, there will be people lined up outside and around the corner. We ended up taking turns standing in a fast food restaurant while waiting in line one year. Just check the weather before you go.
  5. HAVE PATIENCE! Remember, most attractions cost $10+ per person on regular operating days so everyone will be trying to take advantage of this HUGE discount. Caution: There may be crying, bumping, and emotional children wondering about.

Learn more about the event here but be sure to contact the venues directly for more details.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MECUdollardays when sharing your experience.

Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1|

Historic Ships in Baltimore
301 E. Pratt Street (Pier 1)
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1
One dollar admission per ship. Explore the USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, and Lightship Chesapeake.  |    410-539-1797

Lexington Market
400 W. Lexington Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – Free
While Market admission is always free, this is a great time to experience the history and tradition of the Market with live holiday music from 12-2pm.

National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1
Tickets must be purchased on-site at the ticket window; no advance sales. Timed-entry system will be in effect both days. Open 10am-4pm both days.   |   410-576-3800

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum
844 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1   |   410-837-1793

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 W. Camden Street, 2nd Floor
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1   |   410-625-7060

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec, 10 – $1
IMAX theatre not included. Visitors can add IMAX at the ticket counter.   |   410-685-2370

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1   |   443-263-1800

The National Great Black in Wax Museum
1601 E. North Avenue
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1   |   410-563-3404

Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1   | 410-727-8120

Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1 | 410-732-6400

Top of the World Observation Level
World Trade Center – 27th floor; 401 Pratt Street
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1
Open 10am-4pm   |   410-837-8439

Babe Ruth Museum
216 Emory Street
Saturday, Dec. 9 – $1
Sunday, Dec. 10 – $1   |   410-727-1539


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