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Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
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+1 410-396-7102
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. Plus, don't miss the new, award winning Penguin Coast exhibit featuring the most successful breeding colony of endangered African penguins in North America.

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Great place to take the kids!

It is not like our neighboring Washington DC Zoo but it offers a great local place to take the kids to a traditional type zoo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 7, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
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National Harbor, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Used the "FREE" CharmCity busses to see the Ripley's Museum and the Famous Lexington Market. Also visited the Light Street Market and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Wonderful

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My most recent trip was a date 2 years ago. The new penguin exhibit has just opened which was cool. Across from it was an exhibit with a polar bear called Churchill, which is very close to the arctic circle and I had actually been there a 2 years prior. It was cool, I knew more then the guy standing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We visit the zoo several times a year. Each time we visit the zoo has more attractions for the kids to see. The Penguin exhibit it a must see! Also, there are trams to take you from the entrance of the zoo to the the major exhibits. Great time every visit!

Thank R3929XNcatherines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go in Baltimore and there's so much to do and see- if coming in the fall I definitely recommend checking out their Halloween in the zoo events. It is hands down one of the best places to be in late October

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It is not like our neighboring Washington DC Zoo but it offers a great local place to take the kids to a traditional type zoo.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The zoo had plenty of animals to see, I was particularly interested in the elephants. The staff were very friendly and were very informative about the animals that you were seeing. The polar bear was not out in the exhibit which was a bit disappointing, but it was a sunny day so probably it was too hot for him.

Thank Carol M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went to the Zoo in early November and while our young kids really loved seeing the animals up close, it was hardly worth the price tag. There were a few highlights include the new Penguin exhibit, the Polar Bears, Giraffes, Elephants and Lions, but you can walk through the entire zoo in just about 2 hours which isnt very long.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited on Veterans Day, which was a Friday this year. We had the best time! So clean, happy animals and knowledgeable staff!! Can't wait to go back!

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Spartanburg, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Didn't enjoy this zoo. We have been to dozens of zoos and this one is in the bottom tier. First of all, the pavers used in the parking lot are horrible. They are a trip hazard, you can twist your ankle, and you can't easily push a stroller. Dumb idea. Two, there is a good bit of walking with few... More 

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

Todd, Thanks for sharing a detailed review. We are appreciative of your support of zoos which as you accurately point out rely on community support to care for animals. We can't agree more with you about the parking lot. It's a definite problem and one that our team is working in partnership with the City to improve. Thanks for your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We recently visited the Maryland Zoo (this was our 2nd time visiting). The new penguin exhibit was nicely done, with an underwater viewing area. There are lots of cool things in this zoo- there are lots of keeper talks (we got to see the penguins being fed), some great viewing areas that really let us get close to many animals,... More 

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