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The Maryland Zoo

#22 of 230 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Arctic watch!

Great zoo with a good variety of animals. Favorite parts were the viewing deck over the bears... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rachael M
via mobile
Clean, family oriented, and fun

My 3 children (6, 4, and 1 y/o) and I visited the zoo today. Overall the park was very clean. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy S
via mobile
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Great zoo with a good variety of animals. Favorite parts were the viewing deck over the bears exhibit made out of the bus and the penguin enclosure.

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 3 children (6, 4, and 1 y/o) and I visited the zoo today. Overall the park was very clean. I was impressed with the amount of zoo employees that are readily available to answer your questions and give information about the animals. There were...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there today with our two grandsons, Had been there 2 or 3 times in the past 35 years and had not been impressed. Always ended up going to the National Zoo in DC. Baltimore has painstakingly improved this zoo and boys does it show!...More

1  Thank RepeatGuest1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MD Zoo has a lot of interactive things for the kids to do. It's not too big that your kids can't walk it unlike Washington Zoo (Washington is beautiful thou). My kids loved it when they were younger.

Thank soy196
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did Easter at the Maryland Zoo. What a wonderful time. The food was good, there were crafts for children to do. Walking around and seeing all the animals was really fun too. Will definitely do it again.

Thank mtitus2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 17 June 2017

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

1  Thank Caitlyn K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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

1  Thank DadTired
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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
Juli W
22 August 2016|
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Response from aedwardr | Reviewed this property |
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is accredited by AZA
Marilyn C
22 June 2016|
Response from bigzig29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You need to pay by the giraffe feeding area.