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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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They try hard; have special events and themes

When there is National Zoo in DC, it's hard to compete. The Maryland Zoo is a small zoo, well kept and pleasant to stroll through. Parking is reasonably available, at least on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Lutherville, MD
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Lutherville, MD
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When there is National Zoo in DC, it's hard to compete. The Maryland Zoo is a small zoo, well kept and pleasant to stroll through. Parking is reasonably available, at least on the days we have attended. Nice family atmosphere. The management tries hard to keep the zoo interesting and fresh and I think it succeeds. If you don't expect... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Chose to go on a mild winter Sunday. Not many people. But most animals were outside. A bargain. Special winter rate is $10 per person;free parking Highlights. The new penguin exhibit, allows people to get close. Some penguins walked on ledge adjacent to viewer glass & got face to face with little kids. Same experience with cheetah. A thrill to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Love this zoo!!! 3 lion cubs! Spread out so can see easy. Very nice staff and cool gift shop. 4ish miles from inner harbor (don't explore surrounding area)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
72 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

FINALLY! For years the zoo was going downhill. It was almost an embarrassment. We still kept a membership just to have a nice place to walk around with kids. The new penguin exhibit is FABULOUS! So many people can visit this one attraction at the same time without feeling completely cramped. THANK YOU! The exhibit looks like a movie set,... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Maryland Zoo is an average sized zoo in the middle of Druid Hill Park. The zoo is fairly easy to find: follow signs to exit 7 (signs for the zoo are seen along the highway as you get closer) of I83 and stay in the right hand land. So despite being in the middle of the city, the interstate... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Maryland Zoo is located in the middle of Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. It is a middle sized zoo and has 3 sections: African Journey, Maryland Wilderness and the Arctic. It is a particularly good zoo for children since the animals tend to be very visible. The recently opened penguin exhibit is especially nice with a waterfall and educational... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I really loved this zoo. The price was comparable to the price of other zoo's. This is the only zoo where I have been able to see polar bears so close. I loved them. They were so happy playing in and out of the water. I just loved them. The zoo is really big so u get to see lots... More 

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lots of closed exhibits. We rid the free shuttle on Saturday from the visitor Center to the zoo. After visiting the zoo, we waited at the zoo entrance for the shuttle to take us back to the visitor center and that never came. We ended up had to walk to the subway station to get back to the hotel on... More 

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New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We always visit the zoo when we travel, so this was a must see. Happily the new Penguin exhibit had recently opened and that was fun. However, even taking the free shuttle that runs around the zoo, there was too much walking to see not so many animals. It was a lovely day with pretty foliage, which helped, but beware... More 

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Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

​ ​I've been going to this zoo for 30+ years, so the nostalgia factor is high for me. Having pictures of my kids in the same exact place and position as myself (eg, the birds' nests and insertable turtles, haha) is a lot of fun. That being said, the zoo itself is so-so. There's a lot of walking (I outvoted... More 

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