Ahoy, me hearties! In 1995 John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) proclaimed September 19th the day when we should all talk like pirates. Save your doubloons by celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD). On Wednesday, September 19, come dressed as a pirate or read a randomly selected phrase while doing your best pirate impression and receive $5 off of your admission that day. “A little practice will help you deliver those ‘arrrrrrrrs,’ ‘mateys’ and ‘ahoys’ with confidence and character,” jokes Erin Bauer, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Aquarium. There are many pirate phrases from which to choose, notes Bauer. “An actual pirate was referred to as a freebooter and a landlubber is someone with very little sailing experience.”
The first 75 daring buccaneers to attempt an ITLAPD phrase at the Ticket Counter receive an eyepatch. In addition to regularly scheduled Sharks & Scuba Talks (11:15am & 1:30pm) and a stingray feed (3pm), other InternationalTalk Like A Pirate Day Aquarium fun includes the opportunity to craft your own pirate accessories (11am-3pm), appearances by friendly land shark Finn (11:30am & 2pm), a chance to win prizes or a year-long family pass by embarking on a scavenger hunt and searching for “hidden treasure” in the exhibits (10am-5pm).
Greater Cleveland Aquarium (West Bank of the Flats, FirstEnergy Powerhouse, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio 441113; 216.862.8803; greaterclevelandaquarium.com)
Wednesday, September 19, 10am – 5pm (last admission ticket sold at 4pm)
$5 off regular admission at Ticket Counter only; not available online or in conjunction with any other offer