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The Maryland Zoo
in Baltimore

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Get your wild thing on at the Maryland Zoo, a 135-plus acre zoo located in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s huge city oasis just minutes from downtown. Chimpanzees, penguins, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, polar bears, and more remarkable creatures are waiting to meet you. The zoo offers a variety of up-close encounters with most incredible animal species through animal feedings, guided keeper and grooming experiences, and tours with expert educators. Rain or shine, it’s a great way to spend the day.

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Admissions And More Information

The zoo is open year-round and is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can purchase your ticket in-person at the gate or online (no exchanges or refunds, but good for one year). Note that pets are not allowed at the zoo, and parking is free. Food and refreshments are available at cafés throughout the zoo.


Regular Hours: Mar.–Dec., daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Winter Hours: Jan.–Feb.
Friday–Monday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Adult: $22.00, Senior: $19.00, Child: $17.00


What It's Like

You and your flock will find loads of ways to spend your time at this wonderful urban jungle. Meet Africa’s biggest cats at the renovated lion viewing area, take part in intimate chimpanzee training encounters, feed a giraffe, groom a goat, go behind the scenes at Zoo Bites to learn about animal nutrition, and so much more. Every day, throughout the day, enjoy interactive, scheduled zookeeper chats. Check the online schedule for times.

Don't Miss

Little ones will love the fun of an old-fashioned carousel ride, the thrill of face painting, and a trip on the Zephyr, a 10-minute locomotive ride that departs from the zoo’s farmyard exhibit. While you’re there, ask about the zoo’s many conservation efforts to save wildlife and protect wild places throughout the world. And be sure to check the Zoo’s calendar of events for special behind the scenes activities like breakfast with animals, penguin yoga or Brew at the Zoo, a beer festival on the zoo grounds.


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