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The Maryland Zoo

#22 of 229 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Wow! Great Place to visit.

This zoo was simply awesome. The Penguin exhibit was the best part of the attractions at the zoo... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2015
Lebanon PA
Fun time! Great zoo!

This was our second time to The Maryland Zoo (my boyfriend and I). He's not really a huge fan of... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

This zoo was simply awesome. The Penguin exhibit was the best part of the attractions at the zoo, but it was a great visit overall. I love the open air appeal, and the attractions were sprawled over a vast area. It is a bit hilly...More

Thank Rest_Two_Rant
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

This was our second time to The Maryland Zoo (my boyfriend and I). He's not really a huge fan of anything outdoorsy come mid August but I drug him along last Sunday despite his complaints. We were here last year, and the zoo has done...More

Thank kallwoe
Reviewed 19 August 2015

a great time at the zoo...however be prepared for a lot of going up and down. the walking area at this zoo is less flat surface and more going uphill and ramps especially compared to central park and Lincoln zoos. trust me, your legs will...More

1  Thank bahamalady
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I was so very impressed with the grounds, the exhibits and the overall condition of the animals. Loved the new penquin exhibit, the polar bear watch and the chimpanzee forest. The gift shop was short on Tshirts in bigger sizes, but overall it was worth...More

Thank dmc42467
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This zoo is great! I've lived in Maryland my entire life (47 years) and I've never been until last week. I'm not sure why - I guess whenever we wanted to go to the zoo we just automatically thought of the National Zoo in DC....More

1  Thank MdBookworm
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We visited the Zoo in August 2015. The zoo was very reasonably priced, clean and well laid out. Lots of exhibits for us to look at and a large variety of animals. The zoo is beautiful and has lots of greenery and shaded areas within...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I have been to many large zoo's across the country and this zoo is my favorite! It is a 4 hour trip from my home, but I try to visit at least once a year or more. I could stand and watch the prairie dogs...More

Thank GabriellePA
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I have been to a lot of zoo's; It is the best one I've seen since the closing of the Catskill Game Farm in Catskill, NY. The penquins are especially entertaining. Volunteers are available to give interesting background info. I feed Caesar the male giraffe....More

Thank hcron
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We went on a weekday and there were no crowds. The penguin exhibit was really nice and they had just gotten a new pair of cheetahs. The zoo overall is a good walk (fairly big). The camel rides were a little expensive. It was a...More

Reviewed 8 August 2015

What a great zoo!!!Parking Free!!!Park entrance: Price fair for this type of attraction.Discounts: Military discount only if purchased on base, Triple a but needs prior purchase. No door discounts. Cleanliness and care:, saw the staff cleaning everywhere all day long in and out of animal...More

Thank Dawn R
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neal t
How far from Johns Hopkins University?
13 September 2016|
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Response from lejaceman | Reviewed this property |
According to google maps it's a 17minute bike ride (2.4 miles) and only 12minutes by car (no biggie since it's only a difference of 5 minutes). There's free parking which is rare these days. I wouldn't advise to walk there... More
Juli W
Is the MD zoo member of waza?
21 August 2016|
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Response from aedwardr | Reviewed this property |
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is accredited by AZA
Marilyn C
I heard you offer camel rides....is this still available?
22 June 2016|
Response from bigzig29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You need to pay by the giraffe feeding area.