The Maryland Zoo

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  • Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive Druid Hill Park, 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids

This zoo was before known as the Baltimore City Zoo and is said to be the third oldest zoological park of the country. It was set up in the year 1876 and is a part of the famous historic druid hill Park that was established a decade or so before this. In here you will be transferred into the world of African Savannas which is evidently very unusual in the US. You will be taken on the most exciting safari amidst the natural habitats of the gorgeous animals. The list of see and dos are never ending of course. You will simply not get any time to turn your eyes away from the abundance of natural beauty around you.

  • African Journey is the largest part of this river side zoo and in here you will be able to enjoy the site of various animals species including black- tailed prairie dog, cranes, sitatunga, African crested porcupine, African watering hole, variety of tortoises, variety of migratory and rare birds, African leopard, cheetah, warthogm Kirk’s dik-dik, a family of monkeys and chimpanzees in various rare types, giraffes, lions, lemurs, elephants and camels.
  • The children’s zoo is separate and the colors in it make you feel like “Alice in Wonderland” as soon as you enter this place. There are different types of turtles and amphibians apart from other cute little animals. There is also a stream, a farmyard and a lake full of lilies.
  • Polar Bear Watch- This section features two cute polar bears named Magnet and Anoki. There are also ravens, bald eagles and Arctic foxes.
  • Penguin Coast- This part includes halls where interactive sessions and demonstrations are organized.

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  • The Maryland Zoo Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive Druid Hill Park, 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217, United States
  • The Maryland Zoo Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • The Maryland Zoo Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit The Maryland Zoo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Maryland Zoo: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 13.28% of people who visit Baltimore include The Maryland Zoo in their plan

  • 93.75% of people start their The Maryland Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The Maryland Zoo

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Maryland Zoo

People normally club together American Visionary Art Museum and Lexington Market while planning their visit to The Maryland Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Maryland Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • We loved this zoo so much! The exhibits are unique and pretty spacious. The animals seemed happy and healthy! The zookeepers for the chimps are so friendly and you can tell they really love the animals and their job. The zoo is also full of volunteers who are so helpful and friendly! I had to be in a wheelchair the day we visited and they have hear really cool shuttle services that allows you to sit in the wheel chair while they take you to and from the gate. All of the employees were so welcoming and friendly. We loved seeing the chimps, the polar bears, the awesome penguin exhibit with super cool pelicans, the elephants and giraffes! It’s an awesome zoo and plenty of spots to relax and watch the animals. I recommend!

  • Nice zoo, good size. Only need a few hours to do all of it. Nice selection of animals with good views. Friendly helpful staff. Some of the cages and tanks were a little dirtier than you'd like to see but the animals seemed happy. We did the penguin encounter. So much fun!

  • My family and I went and had a great time. It was easy to get to from Central Maryland. Parking was easy. We pre purchased tickets through AAA and saved several dollars per ticket and walked right. We got a double stroller and walked to the African Exhibit. The Lions and Rhino were asleep but otherwise we could see all the other animals. The giraffes and elephants were a hit with my 2 year old twins. We visited the penguin exhibit, bears and chimpanzees. Off to the farm animals which were also a hit with the kids before we stopped for a break to eat before we left. You could do it all in about 3.5 hours at a comfortable pace. I read they had renovated recently and it showed. I recommend a visit

  • Very polite staff....zoo is very clean...animals seem very happy an well taken care of...they have a lot of educational seminars for the kids....they have a train ride for part of the park which my 3yr old loved an a carousel as well. He also liked the tree slide which also has a spiral staircase that goes down underground into a cave under the tree which houses the reptiles. Get there early for a good parking spot ....keep up the great job Maryland zoo staffers !

  • This is a really great place to come out for a date or a day with family. The parking is really easy, the zoo clean and nice. The ducks that have pretty much taken over most of the habitats are hilarious. Great place to visit in Baltimore.

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  • What is the cost to visit the Zoo

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    • If you are visiting The Maryland Zoo and want to enjoy rides as well, then the ticket is USD 25 per head. If you are skipping the rides, then the ticket prices are USD 21 for adults, USD 17 for kids, and USD 18 for senior citizens. 

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  • what time does zoo lights start and is admission for zoo still 4,00 each

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    • The ticket prices have been changed and are USD 15 for kids between 2-11, USD 16 for senior citizens above 65, and USD 19 for adults. I am not sure about the lights though. You can call them on 410-396-7102 to confirm. 

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