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The Maryland Zoo

#24 of 233 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Small but fantastic!

This was our first time to the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore. While on the small side, it was a great... read more

Reviewed today
Denise K
Manheim, Pennsylvania
New Penguin area

This was my first trip to the zoo in a few years. After paying and walking past the gift shop, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric S
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Reviewed today

This was our first time to the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore. While on the small side, it was a great little zoo for the price. Fantastic penguin exhibit is a must see along with the giraffes and elephants.

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first trip to the zoo in a few years. After paying and walking past the gift shop, the prairie dogs await you. A few yards beyond are a few birds and the tram that takes you to the rest of the zoo....More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 2 days ago

we bought our tickets at the Inner Harbor for $16 a piece. This also included a free shuttle from The Visitor Center to the zoo. You can't beat the deal. Plenty to see. The polar bears were hiding the day we went which was a...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to take kids! You take a little shuttle from the parking and payment place to the main zoo and kids love the ride. The penguins were a big hit and we enjoyed a couple of keeper talks too. The main...More

Thank davisellu
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was nice. They don't really have a parking lot but parking is available on a grass area near the entrance. Then there are taxis that take you from the Main entrance to where the animals are. I like the fact that there were a...More

Thank Janelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting the grandkids this month we took a day trip to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The zoo is one of the oldest in the USA but very well laid out, clean, and reasonably priced. Our two grandchildren ages 3 and 6 had a...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun place to spend the day. I take my grandsons at least once a year. Besides seeing most of the animals in their natural habitat, there is a train ride around the zoo, camel ride, and you can feed the giraffes. There are...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How disappointing! Once entering there isn't any signs and we ended up walking long time before encountering any animals. The zoo itself is very small and the animal enclosures weren't the best kept. In the giraffe house floors in every enclosure were covered with urine...More

Thank aut0bahn
Timm B, Manager at The Maryland Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

aut0bahn, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your Zoo experience. We'd welcome any other feedback you have as we take it seriously. Feel free to write us at feedback@marylandzoo.org. The Maryland Zoo is a nonprofit organization that is accredited by the AZA...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore sits north of Baltimore in a seedy part of town. The parking area is unpaved and the fees are $18 adults; $14 children. As a comparison, the Washington Zoo in DC is free admission, is twice as large and offers...More

Thank Alm16advisor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo with a good variety of animals. Favorite parts were the viewing deck over the bears exhibit made out of the bus and the penguin enclosure.

Thank Rachael M
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Tim R | Reviewed this property |
If you're a member of another zoo somewhere else they may have a reciprocal agreement for a reduced entrance fee.
neal t
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
22 August 2016|
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Response from aedwardr | Reviewed this property |
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is accredited by AZA