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The Maryland Zoo

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Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
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+1 410-396-7102
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Well worth the trip

Visited today with my 15 year old daughter on our way to the Inner Harbor. Was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't crowded and was shaded in areas to escape the 90 degree heat... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2015
Auburn, PA
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

I am a native of Baltimore and recall a time when this zoo was thriving and had every kind of animal you could imagine and the people at the entry window were excited to see you. Well, all good things must come to an end. I am an active military member and tried to obtain the military discount that is... More 

1 Thank 536aletaw
Auburn, PA
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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Visited today with my 15 year old daughter on our way to the Inner Harbor. Was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't crowded and was shaded in areas to escape the 90 degree heat. We got close to the giraffe and my daughter actually got to feed one. One of the chimps was resting right up at the glass and we... More 

1 Thank bupper66
Edmonds, Washington
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We went on a very hot Saturday, but the zoo wasn't as crowded as I thought it might be, and should be. The place is arranged nicely, and has some unusual animals. I really enjoyed the openness of the animal areas, which allowed some fine photographic opportunities. There are also some animals I'd never heard of, and birds of wondrous... More 

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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

When you pay and enter the Zoo grounds, you can take the tram on a four minute ride to where the exhibits start, or you can walk for eight minutes (mostly downhill) through a nice shaded section. If the Tram is not there, or the line looks too long, I would recommend walking to the exhibits and taking the tram... More 

1 Thank MaryDen
Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Went to the Zoo with the kids on field trip and they loved it. Some of the animals didn't come out but it was still fun. The weather was cooperative thank goodness!

Thank rasidoul
Fairless Hills, PA
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92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Make sure you give yourself at least 3 hours to see the whole zoo. It closes at 4 on weekdays and we got there at 2 and didn't get to see it all. What we did see was great!

Thank lynnealbright
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

This zoo exceeded my expectations! Knowledgable & friendly staff! Great exhibits that my 3 year old could see. Feeding giraffes is awesome! Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank Megs1636
Hagaman, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We managed to have a good time. However the exhibit's are small, and over all the zoo was disappointing. I wish we had made the hike to D.C. for the zoo. Locals had advised us to do so, next time we will listen.

1 Thank Rduffy80
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The zoo was smaller than ours in Pittsburgh but very nice and lots of shade also get free ride to entrance and exit of zoo, parking was free and we got there earlier since they were having an event at 1pm and by then it was busier

1 Thank Diana A
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The zoo has changed so much since I was a child. We had a great visit last week. We liked it so much we purchased a membership. The new penguin exhibit was so much fun.

1 Thank cspenc28

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