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Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
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Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants,...

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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A good time.

There are better zoo's throughout the country, so this isn't one of them. But it is decent, and they work really hard at promoting it. It is worth the trip if you have extra... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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Cape May, N.J.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

My daughter arranged an up close and personal encounter with the elephants, as a father's day gift to me. The big day came and sure enough, I met not one but two African grey elephants. The meeting was supervised by two handlers who answered all questions and gave great detail to learning what is known about these gently creatures. One... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

There are better zoo's throughout the country, so this isn't one of them. But it is decent, and they work really hard at promoting it. It is worth the trip if you have extra time, it is decent size with decent exhibits. I think all kids like zoos and they will like this one as well. You can probably do... More 

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Timm B, Manager at The Maryland Zoo, responded to this review

Phil D, Your insights about the Zoo experience are both thoughtful and pretty spot on. As a nonprofit organization the Zoo relies on visits like yours to fund the costs of animal housing and care. We appreciate your visit as it goes a long way to help grow the facility. We also appreciate your insightful review. More 

Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a great zoo, it's a good size and something you can do in 4-6 hours (if you want a shorter day experience). My dealbreaker is simple: price! We paid $32 for me and my 4 year old to get in. Way too expensive (my opinion). Here are my Tidbits: - Get there early, parking is free. - Tram... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Best of the exhibits: new african penguin pool giraffes - with giraffe feeding camel rides cocquerel sifakas colobus monkeys panamanian golden frogs chimpanzees

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Thank zevb
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I was visiting Baltimore with my husband and 2 daughters ages 10 and 14. We decided to go to the zoo. We were expecting much more from the zoo and were disappointed. Many exhibits were closed and not many animals to view. Another compliant we had was the price to get into the zoo was ridiculous - very hard to... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

The zoo was clean and the staff was very friendly although it wasn't as big as we had thought based on pics from the internet and comparing it to the one in Philly........still a nice place to spend a day. Misting fans throughout for people to cool off made the warm day a little nicer. It only took us about... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

nice zoo, lots of walking uphill though, but you can catch the tram, food is priced as you would expect but you can take your own food in for the day, many places to sit and eat.

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Thank linbry2
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We had a fun day viewing all of the different sections of the Zoo and as many as the shows that we could. But it was definitely a fun day for all. Cant miss this great attraction. PS the new Penguin exhibit was gorgeous and informative. A can't miss day

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Thank packmule92
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have always been a fan on the Maryland Zoo, and the new penguin exhibit just made it even better. There was lots of different vantage points to see the penguins, so we never felt crowded. It is great that there is an inside area with air conditioning so you can beat the summer heat for a few minutes. As... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

took my 9 year old nephew to the Maryland zoo it was a great experience to find penguins & polar bear in the summers was quite a sight. Penguins exhibit was great. its maintained really well & the staff is very caring toward the animals. one can find wide of animals like flying fox, chimps, rhino, giraffe, tigers, zebra. African... More 

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