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The Maryland Zoo

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1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Very nice zoo!

We visited on a freezing cold day the end of December. Tickets were only ten dollars which was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Top notch zoo

Awesome zoo to visit. Really nice and knowledgeable staff. Fun things to do and see. Really great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hampton, Virginia
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“penguin exhibit” (69 reviews)
“camel ride” (11 reviews)
“feed a giraffe” (10 reviews)
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1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a freezing cold day the end of December. Tickets were only ten dollars which was very fair. Even though many of the animals were off exhibit, we still found lots to enjoy and spent about 4 hours. They have a real Tundra...More

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome zoo to visit. Really nice and knowledgeable staff. Fun things to do and see. Really great penguin exhibit with an education center. The chimpanzees were so interesting and their enclosure is really cool and viewer-friendly. You can also pet some goats. Great day all...More

Thank KT G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Took kids to zoo. It was very hard to even find this zoo. Needed to drive around to find where parking or entrance. Zoo is big, but most animals what we see was squirrels, deer and penguins. The rest animals was hiding and we almost...More

Thank Larissa921
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My 6 yo dtr & I were able to get free homeschool tickets emailed to us after requesting specific date online. It turned out to be a cold day with rain off and on but it actually worked out. The zoo was EMPTY. We were...More

Thank hottie511
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had not been to this zoo in about a decade and this year I went for a day and it has improved tremendously! All of the animals have better cared for homes and the staff is always nearby if you have questions and can...More

Thank C6343UVkatief
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My family spent an entire day at The Maryland Zoo during our trip to Baltimore. It was so much fun and so educational. A good portion of our time was spent at the penguin exhibit learning about the pengiins and the breeding program. The staff...More

Thank chrisgerega
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Zoo is very spread out & requires a lot of walking. I enjoyed the Pittsburgh & Philadelphia Zoos more. So many of the animals were not in their exhibit & the pathways were often in 2 directions so you were not sure which way...More

Thank Sucha404
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The last time we were at the zoo was probably 6 years ago and it was looking a little sad. No more. Completely up to date with naturalized exhibits, virtually no cages; add in informative presentations and a beautifully landscaped environment, and it was a...More

1  Thank epaull
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Pretty easy to get to. Plenty of free parking. Reasonable admission. Staff was helpful & friendly. Nice facilities...restrooms, shuttle to the far side of the park, nice train ride around the perimeter, ample food & drink options, nice animal exhibits, very interactive kids' zoo. Beautiful...More

1  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We go to Inner Harbor all the time, but never stopped into the zoo. Not too big and not small either. Had a little bit of everything. Well laid out. Penguins were a favorite. Had a great lunch at one of the restaurants on site....More

1  Thank JG717
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Crystal P
28 November 2017|
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Response from soy196 | Reviewed this property |
They are open all year round unless weather does not permit it. They are open in December which is a nice treat for Christmas till 4:00pm. In January - February they are open Friday - Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm. The price... More
11 August 2017|
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Response from Tim R | Reviewed this property |
If you're a member of another zoo somewhere else they may have a reciprocal agreement for a reduced entrance fee.
neal t
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