National Aquarium offers free admission to kids who participate in book club

The National Aquarium is offering free admission to entice kids to read.

The Read to Reef book club is returning to Baltimore in March, offering kids free National Aquarium admission as an incentive to read. 

Throughout March, Baltimore children with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card can visit any Pratt branch to receive a special bookmark and a list of aquatic-centric books to read. Upon finishing five books, they can show their completed bookmark at the aquarium to receive free admission for the child and up to three guests.

Baltimore children up to fifth-grade age are elible for the program, which is a partnership between the aquarium and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The free admission must be redeemed by June 11. 

It's the second year of Read to Reef, which occurs once in the spring and once in the fall. In its inaugural year, 4,770 children participated and read 23,850 books, according to a news release. 

Close to 10,000 free visits — 9,841 to be exact — to the aquarium were generated by the program.

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