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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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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. New in 2014 - Penguin Coast! Home to the Zoo's African penguins. Opening Sept. 27, 2014!

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A nice day at the Maryland Zoo

We lived in Maryland for about a decade and never knew this Zoo existed. We went the first weekend in 2016. A cold but sunny day. We knew there was a chance we might not see all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rockville, Maryland

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Port Republic, MD
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoy this zoo much more than the DC zoo. I find it is a bit smaller, but it has a nice variety of animals with plenty of trees/shade.

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Dundalk, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in a wheelchair after having foot surgery. The paths were next to impossible to traverse. Pot holes and ditches. When we did attempt to get on the tram it was so high up I had to climb on my hands and knees to get on. Shameful.

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

Joanne, We thank you for taking time to share feedback. We'd love to connect you with our Visitor Services team to address any concerns about accessibility. Our guest team feels strongly about making the experience a great one, especially for guests with any mobility needs. Feel free to email them at feedback@marylandzoo.org as they'd welcome the chance to connect with... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Maryland for about a decade and never knew this Zoo existed. We went the first weekend in 2016. A cold but sunny day. We knew there was a chance we might not see all the animals because of the temperature. The tickets for adults are normally $18, but they had a $10 special for January/February. Even so... More 

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Thank bof4
Timm B, Manager at The Maryland Zoo, responded to this review

bof4, Thanks for taking time to share your experience. Winter is a unique time at the Zoo as much of the collection is off exhibit for the season. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time here. More 

Girard, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in Oct. 2015. This is a small zoo that could be visited in 3-4 hours. Motorized tram cars take visitors to the new, very modern penguin exhibit that was excellent. The African area and the aviary had a nice display of animals. The elevated walkways are easy to navigate with small children. Directional signs and restrooms were well... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is an impressive zoo right in the heart of Druid Park. The scale, variety and opportunities to interact with zookeepers and animals all made for a fantastic outing. Ideally visit on a warm day to see the animals out to play.

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

mvtodd, Your feedback is appreciated. Weather can definitely affect the overall Zoo experience as many animals are impacted when conditions aren't ideal. Zookeepers are always excited to share information about the animals in their care. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Even visiting in November, when you would expect the animals to be hiding or inside, we had a wonderful time - and this zoo is so nice and spacious. Food is good and fairly reasonable. Lots of great kids' exhibits. The penguins were terrific, as were the lions, giraffes, and elephants. Very nicely maintained, well documented, and spacious. Highly recommended... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if it was the time of year or what but I wasn't impressed at all.. For what we saw the price is ridiculous

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Thank Hmarie27
Timm B, Manager at The Maryland Zoo, responded to this review

Hmarie, Our apologies for not writing sooner. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with the Zoo experience. As a nonprofit facility, we'd welcome the chance to become more affordable and accessible for more guests. If you have any specific feedback for how you think the Zoo can improve, we'd be open to hearing from you at feedback@marylandzoo.org More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Maryland Zoo is very well maintained, has an excellent & well trained staff and devotes large areas to keep the animals comfortable and as close to their natural habitat as possible. I encourage visitors to enjoy this zoo.

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Costa Rica
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116 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Every day is so different and animals are free to be moody just like us. Some animals are playful almost every day and some are just there posing for millions of pictures. I don't like zoos but for many people it is the only way to get to learn a little bit about so many habitats around the globe. The... More 

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Thank Dulce W
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

we went here the day before our cruise and my son loves animals and going to the zoo as we have been to a few and this one was very nice, him and i fed a giraffe and he got to see a lot of penguins and monkeys which he loves and to see his face lit up is something... More 

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