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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Small zoo, nice for children

This is not a huge zoo. It could be seen in about 3-4 hours. Parking lots are gravel-they are not paved. Adult admission is $18, easy to read exhibit maps are provided. Enter the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Janice C
Youngstown, Ohio

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Costa Rica
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121 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Dulce W
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank jmandichak
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full Disclosure-I lived in Tampa for 20 years and frequently went to African-themed Busch Gardens. I won't compare the two attractions because that would be unfair, but the Maryland Zoo was really, you know-meh. We brought a picnic lunch with us and ate on a bench near the Ostrich enclosure which was an Ostrich-free zone the day we visited. Likewise... More 

Thank Jon M
Edgewater, Maryland
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice zoo to visit if you are in Baltimore however there are plenty of other things to do in the Baltimore area. Good place if you have young kids.

Thank JRoz
United States
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450 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice zoo, on the small side. They have lots of fun events, especially for kids, which is great. But this zoo, for what it is, is too expensive. Trying to take the family with kids is just way overpriced.

1 Thank 1AnnieEliza
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try as they might this just ain't your your FATHERS' ZOO! It just isn't the same and I just DON'T FEEL SAFE.

Thank MANLIN322
Youngstown, Ohio
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is not a huge zoo. It could be seen in about 3-4 hours. Parking lots are gravel-they are not paved. Adult admission is $18, easy to read exhibit maps are provided. Enter the ticket plaza and ride the free shuttle to the penguin encounter at the start of the zoo and save a lot of walking. The penguin encounter... More 

Thank Janice C
Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Although there is a large aquarium for penguins - those were nowhere to be seen. Elephants, giraffes and rhinos - those where nice to see. Chimpanzee place was dirty. On-site food: no "healthy" options. Even ice-cream is weird and all chemicals. Clarification: we are from Canada and do expect to have at least one salad bar at a place like... More 

Thank SS_and_AD
Catania, Italy
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40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Getting to the zoo was a little questionable on some of the neighborhoods you had to drive thru. The zoo itself was very clean and the animals seemed happy. It was under construction in some areas so that was a bit disappointing, We actually visited there in 2012 but Trip advisor doesn't let me go back that far

Thank Sasha R
Parkville, Maryland
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I've been to this zoo many times, being a marylander. Very few times was I impressed. Most of the time the animals you really want to see (lions, giraffes..) aren't even out, the food they offer is horrible, and honestly, the admission you pay is a rip off for what you see. Go to the DC zoo for free and... More 

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