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The Maryland Zoo

#22 of 229 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Great 1/2 day

First time for all four of us (ages 17-59). Loved the layout, animal habitats and variety. Been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna D
Coconut Creek, Florida
via mobile
Nice and clean. Nice variety of animals.

We had a nice time at the Maryland Zoo. We were surprised by the wide variety of animals and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim R
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as they journey on an African safari, groom goats in the Farmyard, explore the winding trails through the Lyn P. Myerhoff Maryland Wilderness and watch the polar bears swim next to you at the underwater viewing window. Plus, don't miss the new, award winning Penguin Coast exhibit featuring the most successful breeding colony of endangered African penguins in North America.
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1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time for all four of us (ages 17-59). Loved the layout, animal habitats and variety. Been to many Zoos. This wasn't the biggest, but very well maintained and lots of fun. Very glad we choose this as a Saturday family activity.

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice time at the Maryland Zoo. We were surprised by the wide variety of animals and the quantity of each animal. There was plenty of volunteers to answer questions. The place was clean. We visited during the week, so the zoo wasn't...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my husband on a Saturday. We got here at 10 am. We were able to park easily and find the ticket booths. When we first walked in, we had no idea where to go. Nobody was there to direct people, so...More

Thank Caitlyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is not too large and is easy to navigate with children. There is a delightful tram that will take you back to the parking lot at the end of hour visit when you are all tuckered out. The new penguin exhibit is fascinating...More

Thank Perry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have some experience with zoo's having visited six different zoos in the past year. I have to say, I believe the exhibits at the Maryland Zoo are top notch. The viewing areas are vast and unique for each animal. I was really impressed with...More

Thank DadTired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have two little ones (age 3) and love Zoo visits. We are members at our local Zoo so get members savings all over the US--including the Maryland Zoo. Great exhibits, and can conquer this zoo in 2 to 3 hours. Like most Zoos--food is...More

1  Thank jeffreypendry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the "Brew at the Zoo" event that had great music, interesting beers, lots of drunks. The zoo was surprisingly small with separate exhibit areas for polar animals, Africa, etc. This zoo is very hilly, so be prepared to climb a lot. The...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to drive thru some nasty parts of town to get to this zoo, although once in the zoo you only see park like atmosphere. It was a little pricey at $18 for adults. Not the nicest zoo I've been to, did not have...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo for a membership. Easy to walk around. Parking is free. They have member mornings with free rides. It's smaller than other zoos but plenty to see with little ones. Baby giraffe is a must see. Some animals aren't let out right at opening...More

Thank Liza215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I live in the DC area so are used to visiting the National Zoo. We wanted to see the new baby giraffe, Willow, at the Maryland Zoo since the National Zoo doesn't have any giraffes. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice...More

Thank Dyann240
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neal t
How far from Johns Hopkins University?
13 September 2016|
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Response from lejaceman | Reviewed this property |
According to google maps it's a 17minute bike ride (2.4 miles) and only 12minutes by car (no biggie since it's only a difference of 5 minutes). There's free parking which is rare these days. I wouldn't advise to walk there... More
Juli W
Is the MD zoo member of waza?
22 August 2016|
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Response from aedwardr | Reviewed this property |
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is accredited by AZA
Marilyn C
I heard you offer camel rides....is this still available?
22 June 2016|
Response from bigzig29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You need to pay by the giraffe feeding area.