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Pay What You Want for These Great Baltimore Attractions This Weekend

The National Aquarium and Bryan Voltaggio's Family Meal offer pay-what-you-want pricing.

At the end of a frigid week comes some cool deals to save cold cash.

Head up to Baltimore on Sunday the 11th, and you can take advantage of the National Aquarium’s first ever Pay What You Want Day. Admission is normally $34.95 for adults, $21.95 for children ages 3 through 11. Whatever you choose to give goes toward various aquarium programs such as youth education and animal rescue. The aquarium is open from 9 to 5, and you must buy the tickets in person. We’re guessing it could be a zoo, with long lines and crowds, so getting there early might be best.

Also at the harbor that day, chef Bryan Voltaggio’s new Family Meal restaurant is offering “pay what you want fried chicken.” Bring a ticket stub from the aquarium and you can name your price for a three-piece or six-piece plate of their terrific fried chicken, normally $10.99 and $15.99, and served with a buttermilk biscuit and pickles. The offer is good at lunch and dinner, from 11 AM to 10 PM, for dine-in customers only. Family Meal is at 621 East Pratt Street, next door to the aquarium. You can walk in or make a reservation online.

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