It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and we’re not talking about mistletoe and cocoa. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Dollar or Less Days are BACK! Participating Baltimore area attractions will open their doors the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016 and offer free or $1 admission. 

Here’s the (cool) scoop on who is participating! Contact attractions directly with questions about hours or special events during Dollar Days.

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

On SUNDAY only, admission to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum is just $1! The museum is open 12-5. MORE

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Explore USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, and Lightship Chesapeake for $1 per ship.  Tickets must be purchased onsite. MORE

The Maryland Science Center

Admission is just $1.00 to see the permanent exhibit halls, live science shows, the Planetarium, and the Observatory (weather permitting, Saturday only). IMAX admission is not included and requires an additional fee. Arrive early, space is limited and subject to sell-out. MORE

Christmas Village at West Shore Park

Christmas Village in Baltimore is a combination of an outdoor and indoor Holiday Market at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. Not only is it Dollar Days this weekend, but they’re having German American Weekend celebrations! Get your Holiday pass – which will be good for the season 2016 – for just $1 at this weekend! MORE

The National Aquarium

Not surprisingly, Dollar Days are two of the most popular days of the year at the National Aquarium. Dollar Days tickets are extremely popular and must be purchased on-site at their ticket window on the day of the special offer. Because of the extremely high demand, these tickets are not sold in advance and are not sold online. Definitely arrive at the National Aquarium early to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Their timed entry system, which allows them to sell a fixed number of tickets within set time slots every day, will be in effect for both Saturday and Sunday, so you 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. MORE

Port Discovery

Admission is on a first come-first served basis and limited to 3,000 tickets. The Museum is open from 12 pm – 5 pm and we definitely recommend arriving early! MORE

Maryland Historical Society

It’s even better than $1 admission at the Maryland Historical Society — it’s FREE this weekend! Did you know that they are The home to the oldest known surviving manuscript of Francis Scott Key’s The Star-Spangled Banner? MORE

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum

Built in 1793, the Flag House was once the home and business place of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the garrison flag Francis Scott Key witnessed flying over Fort McHenry that inspired him to write our national anthem. This SATURDAY, admission is just $1! MORE

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Admission into the museum is only $1 both Saturday and Sunday. They’ll also have walk-in prizes all weekend while supplies last. Journey through 250 years of American pop culture! Note that the museum is closing at 3 PM on Saturday for a private party, so plan your trip accordingly. MORE

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Enjoy admission and programs at the museum for $1 all weekend long! The Children’s Holiday Crafts Workshop is Saturday, December 3 and the Griot’s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival is Sunday, December 4. MORE

The National Great Black in Wax Museum

It’s just $1 per person for the self-guided museum tour all weekend long at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The museum houses more than 100 life-size and lifelike wax figures presented in dramatic and historical scenes, and takes you through the pages of time with wax figures featuring special lighting, sound effects and animation. MORE

Jewish Museum of Maryland

It’s not only Dollar Day at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Sunday, it’s Healthcare Heroes Day! First explore the skills needed to become a healthcare professional with a series of hands on activities. Try your hand at some scientific experiments, keyhole surgery and plaster cast application. Later, learn from professional animator Eliezer Medina how to draw and ink some of your favorite cartoon characters. Recreate your favorite superheroes and hear about their Jewish roots! Drawing workshops will take place at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, each lasting about an hour. They will be asking the participants of each session who they would like to draw, so please come ready with lots of ideas! MORE

Top of the World Observation Level

Go to the Top of the World! Admission will be just $1 from 10am-4pm on Sunday only. MORE

Babe Ruth Museum

George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tour his home and find out all about ‘the Babe’ on Saturday and Sunday for just $1. MORE