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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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Good smaller zoo with close and ample parking.

Good smaller zoo with close and ample parking. Visited several times with an annual pass, which is far more economical than individual admission. Displays somewhat limited but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good smaller zoo with close and ample parking. Visited several times with an annual pass, which is far more economical than individual admission. Displays somewhat limited but friendly staff. Newer penguin display.

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

Iowavisitor2015, Thanks for taking time to share about your Zoo experience. We hope you had a great time. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the family! I remember going here as a kid with my parents and now I pass that down to my children. It is missing some exhibits since I was a kid. But still the penguins are my favorite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the zoo on our way back home from Inner Harbor. The zoo is only about a 10 minute drive from the harbor and wasn't too busy when we got there (about 10:30-11AM). There's a good amount of attractions to see and lots of walking under nice shaded trails. Note: the African Journey takes up a large... More 

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Alice Springs
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This zoo has a great variety of animals, including a polar bear exhibit which is why we drove out from NoVa to visit here. The enclosures are nicely designed.

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Baltimore, MD
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is sad, it's in the middle of a Baltimore demilitarized zone and it's poorly funded. Go to National Zoo in DC, it's superior to this place.

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

mdtraveler_7, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about the Zoo. We're disappointed to hear you felt underwhelmed with your experience. As a non-profit the Zoo works hard to care for a variety of wildlife, some highly endangered. Our funding is primarily private, which means visits like yours and support from the community largely determine the growth... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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646 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Maryland Zoo is a super cute place and a fun way to spend a day. You can feed giraffes, ride a camel and there are other fun activities just for the kids, including a slide out of a tree. The “train” that takes you from the entrance to the animals (and back) is also pretty key too- saves your... More 

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

KCW25, Thanks for visiting The Maryland Zoo. We appreciate the time you took to write a review. (And thanks for noticing the hard work of our horticulture/grounds team) More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The new penguin exhibit is amazing and you can get and up close look at them during feelings. My favorite part was being able to feed the male giraffe for the small fee of $2. There are also camel rides. I love how all of the staff members are friendly and willing to answer questions and provide interesting facts about... More 

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Cape May, N.J.
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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