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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

, Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, hosts extended evening hours every Thursday in July and Aug., beginning July 5. The zoo will be open until 7 p.m. for "After Hours with the Animals" with 50 percent off admission after 4 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.marylan


Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium

in Baltimore, opened Tuesday, June 26 at 301 Light St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. For tickets and more information, call 443-615-7878, e-mail


or go to

Walters Art Museum

, 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore, is hosting a special exhibition:

Public Property-June 17-August 19, 2012

This summer, we're holding a participatory exhibition, created collectively by the public. You decide what the exhibition will be. From Dec. 2011-March 2012, a series of public choices were made, from deciding the exhibition title and theme, to selecting artworks. First, we asked you to browse the collection and tell us which artworks you would collect and tag them with key words. We found some popular themes from among your choices. We held a vote to determine which would become this exhibition's theme, and you chose "Creatures." Using an online voting tool, the public selected the works of art to include in the exhibition. While on view, visitors will continue to contribute to, and change, this exhibition.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

and the Baltimore School for the Arts present The Nutcracker, Dec. 21-22 at Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, in Baltimore. Tickets are $33- $63. For more information, contact the the Modell Lyric box office at 410-900-1150.

The Maryland Science Center


, 601 Light St., Baltimore. For information and ticket prices, visit

or call 410-685-5225.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

, 830 E. Pratt St., in Baltimore. For more information, call 443-263-1800, e-mail

, or go to http://www.afri