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The Maryland Zoo

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1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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About Average

I have visited the Maryland/Baltimore Zoo for over 40 years. I have always felt that it was one of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Nice family experience

It was a lot of walking for the size of the zoo, but we enjoyed the animals, especially a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atco, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
+1 410-396-7102
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited the Maryland/Baltimore Zoo for over 40 years. I have always felt that it was one of the best and most accessible zoos including some that I have visited in Asia. I went to the Maryland Zoo the other day and was saddened...More

Thank GASheridan
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lot of walking for the size of the zoo, but we enjoyed the animals, especially a very active chimp who kept banging on the walls to get everyone's attention. The only disappointment was the new exhibit with the polar bears and grizzly...More

Thank Candy0911
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as big as San Diego or the National zoo, but a nice place to visit. A great variety of animals and reptiles- Nice walking trails- Penguins are fun to watch. nice demonstrations and feedings Fun for the whole family

Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in NY, the Bronx Zoo is always a real for us, but going to a smaller, more easily navigated zoo has its benefits too. Good exhibits, very clean.

Thank dpec421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps I have been been spoiled by zoos, but I was severely disappointed by this zoo. First, you walk in and you either have to walk a ways to get to the exhibits OR you have to take a shuttle. I think it takes away...More

1  Thank kjerstinjl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really solid zoo. Lots of walking though, and some tricky areas with a stroller. Besides the penguins, polar exhibit was pretty much empty. African area made up for that tho and had animals everywhere. Really liked exploring thru caves for the maryland exhibits. Maybe they...More

1  Thank mcousins1221
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began our long weekend in Inner Harbor at the Maryland Zoo. They have a shuttle to bring everyone into the zoo because it is a little bit of a walk to get to the main entrance inside. Nice animal exhibits that looked very inviting...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Maryland zoo has many hills making it a little hard to push a wheelchair, but they have wheelchair mobility making it a more enjoyable visit.

Thank deloresc748
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Our family spent over 3 hours at the zoo. We were able to see most animals! The highlights - penguin feedings, watermelon smash by the elephants and feeding a giraffe. Bucket list item checked off when I fed the giraffe. We all enjoyed our first...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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
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11 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