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The Maryland Zoo

Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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Ranked #17 of 74 Activities in Baltimore
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visitors meet more than 1,500 animals including chimpanzees, elephants, leopards and warthogs as...
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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166 reviews 166 reviews
71 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Ephrata
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The people were very nice, HOWEVER, I got in for free. There was not a lot of animals but there surely a lot of walking. This is a good place to get you 10000 steps in.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was our second visit to the Maryland Zoo and we were very excited to see the new African Penguin exhibit. We were not disappointed,the new enclosure is beautiful and offers so many areas to see, learn about and get great pictures up close of these creatures. We love visiting zoos and this is one of our favorites. It has... More 

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