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Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: +1 410-366-5466
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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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Lots to see

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol M
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Carol M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank egoldscher
York, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank PAsFab5
Spartanburg, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Todd S
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Mandi G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this zoo. The facilities are wonderful, and there is a Security staff member by the name of Wallace whom was extremely outgoing and willing to answer questions and provide information about all the facilities and what animals to see. The highlight of our visit was feeding a giraffe from the platform. to sum it up the... More 

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Thank jaymoore2016
Timm B, Manager at The Maryland Zoo, responded to this review

Jay, Thanks for taking time to share your experience. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Zoo. We appreciate your visit and support of the Zoo. We'll pass along your compliment to our security team. More 

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Visited the zoo the other day and it was a lot of fun. Went during the week, so it wasn't crowded at all. Visited all of the animal displays and even got to feed a giraffe! Overall, the zoo is very clean and I wasn't expecting much from the food, but it was very impressive.

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

Courtney, Thank you for visiting the Zoo. Every visit goes a long way to supporting animals here and important conservation work in the wild. We're glad to hear you had a great visit. More 

Lakewood, Washington
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233 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I love zoo's, and I love this zoo. There's a good mix of local animals and exotic stuff. A bunch of cool stuff for kids and adults. If you go during the fall, you can watch them feed pumpkins to the elephants!

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Hamilton, Canada
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86 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This Zoo is quite large especially for how much you have to walk. You will have to walk quite alot between animal exhibits so I recommend coming here on a nice cool day if you can.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I have great memories of visiting this zoo when I was younger, and was very impressed with how it has evolved in the years since. The facilities are wonderful, and the staff were extremely outgoing and willing to answer questions and provide information about all the animals. The stars of the show are really the animals, and the diversity and... More 

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