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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Not good during winter months.

Reasonably priced zoo. Advertised many animals and exhibits but 1/2 of them were closed because of the season. We walked a lot and saw a limited number of animals. Gorilla show... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Arviat, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My children and I visited this zoo in the summer of 2011. We enjoyed it but the heat was intense; if you are not used to hot summer days, I'd recommend visiting perhaps in April or May when it may be more enjoyable for you. Otherwise, you may want to use 60 SPF sunscreen. What really stands out for me... More 

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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have MANY fond memories at the zoo. The animals & exhibits are all very beautiful. I do miss the hippo house though! Even if it was dark, smelly & kind of scary...

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Springfield, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Reasonably priced zoo. Advertised many animals and exhibits but 1/2 of them were closed because of the season. We walked a lot and saw a limited number of animals. Gorilla show did not go on as scheduled. Baby cheetah was no where. When you arrive, there was a shuttle that took entrees 1/4 mile to the zoo. There was a... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Being from St. Louis where we have one of the best free zoo's in the country, I think most zoo's are going to fall short in my book. There were some exhibits that were nice for a STL ZOO frequent flyer like myself. You could see the giraffe's up close, and the okapi as well. They have a polar bear... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

the collection of animals appeared nice, but somewhat low on certain primates and big cats, but that could be due to the "off-season" time we visited in.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was OK, but pricey - $20 each, and the variety of animals were just average, especially considering the National Zoo is just a short drive and has free admission (but charges for parking). Fortunately parking was free in the Baltimore Zoo. The exhibits are quite a distance from the entry gates, requiring a tram ride to and from the... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's okay but, nothing like the Brookfield zoo in Chicago. It would be nice if they had more animals with less walking to see them.

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Sterling, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Participated in a bar crawl put on by the Maryland zoo at Power Plant Live! This was their first one but everything was planned perfectly. We have been to the zoo before which was great so we were happy to support them for this event! They had brought a penguin named Winnie and both ravens, Rise & Conquer. All the... More 

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Kirkville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been to several zoos both big and small and I would have to say the Maryland zoo is an overlooked gem in Baltimore. While it is not the largest it is full of very nice exhibits including one of the best Penguin Exhibits around and an excellent children's zoo area. All the staff was extremely... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, eproper. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking time to tell share about it. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While the new penguin exhibit it amazing. The price of admission is too high for such a small zoo. 18$ for each of us. I would be happy to pay that if the zoo were larger and better. It is small. The animals pace like they are totally bored. Not a lot of hands on activities for visitors. I would... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review of the Zoo, vacationgirl. We appreciate your feedback and will share your thoughts on pricing with our senior leadership at the Zoo. We appreciate your visit as every guest helps support the Zoo's mission, something we appreciate as a nonprofit institution. More 

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