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The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
For a chance to see polar bears and elephants without ever leaving Baltimore, visit The Maryland Zoo, located in the northwestern part of the city. Established in 1876, this is one of the country's oldest zoos, noted for its conservation efforts and penguin-breeding programs. In addition to an African safari exhibit, the zoo also contains an area dedicated to animals found in Maryland. This section features artificial streams, submerged archways, and life-size cave models housing native bog turtles, river otters, snakes, and bats. The zoo's farmyard, a popular family-friendly attraction, includes a petting area with rare breeds like African pygmy goats and Cotswold sheep. Save time by purchasing and printing your tickets at home. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baltimore trip simple and quick.
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  • Great time at the zoo! Wanted to take my daughter to see some more exotic animals and this did not disappoint! They have great COVID protocols and was pleasantly surprised. She loved the animals. We.....  more »
  • We loved this zoo so much! The exhibits are unique and pretty spacious. The animals seemed happy and healthy! The zookeepers for the chimps are so friendly and you can tell they really love the animals and their job. The zoo is also full of volunteers who are so helpful and friendly! I had to be in a wheelchair the day we visited and they have hear really cool shuttle services that allows you to sit in the wheel chair while they take you to and from the gate. All of the employees were so welcoming and friendly. We loved seeing the chimps, the polar bears, the awesome penguin exhibit with super cool pelicans, the elephants and giraffes! It’s an awesome zoo and plenty of spots to relax and watch the animals. I recommend!
  • Great zoo for young ages. Pricey but you can get discounts by getting tickets online or through AAA. Kids under 2 are free. Best kid exhibits are the barn area, the Lilly pads, caroael, train ride( extra $$ for basic price tickets). Depending on your frequency of visits, a Membership may be worthwhile. Definitely bring your own food. Best time to bring little ones is during the week and fall time. Best A tram is available to take you to the main exhibit area. Do bring a smaller stroller as you will have to fold it up for the tram ride. Wheelchairs are available for $9 a day and there are places to sit along the way.

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