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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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The Maryland Zoo honors its history through its mission, inspiring and educating people to join in the active support of wildlife and wild places.


Jay Yarborough

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Overall the zoo is great: it's clean, expansive, and educational. However, the Penguin Encounter is truly something unique and special. To be up close and personal with these creatures is not something you get to to do every day. Also, the zookeeper and staff were friendly and informative. While it does cost extra to do the encounter, it's really worth the money. Also, due to the small group size, the tickets tend to sell out on the weekends, so I recommend buying tickets online before you arrive.

Jack Levy

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Love the zoo. Almost any zoo. As long as the animals are happy (I mean considering the fact that they are caged) watching them is one of the best things I would choose to do with my spare time. And wish I could come here more often. So why 4 stars and not 5? To be honest. Till today and after countless visits to the zoo, I am still not sure if the zoo is a blessed thing or the worst. One one hand you cage animals meant to be free. On the other the beauty of the animals of what make people love animals and hopefully make them care about the animals. This zoo do a great job keeping the animals in good conditions.

Kate Jacobson

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
My kids love it here. We've been many times. Stroller friendly. Great kids area with caves, slides, farm, and petting zoo. They also enjoy the carousel and train rides. They of course have the classic larger animals. Only gave 4 stars because some of those areas still need some renovations but much has already been renovated. We go here regularly. Food is fine.

Jordan Biagi

Monday, July 9, 2018
This zoo is very large with so many different animals. The petting zoo is nice for kids as they are able to brush and pet the goats / horses. The penguin exhibit is really neat as well as the chimp exhibit. I was a little disappointed that the polar bear was MIA. Currently the lion / giraffe / elephant area is under construction so we weren't able to to see those animals. Overall my experience was good. The staff was friendly and the place was clean. The food wasn't that good. I found a bone in my chicken tender, but you don't go to the zoo for the food, right? LOL. Might come back in a couple of years when the construction is done, otherwise I won't be back anytime soon.

Liz Schlauch

Saturday, July 7, 2018
We bought the private penguin encounter and it was absolutely amazing, the trainers and the penguins were amazing and dealt with people very well. I also think the experience was worth it's price and the amount of time was perfect. The rest of the zoo was extremely small and sub par, I did not enjoy how little animals were out and how most of the habitats were under construction. There was only one place to get food in the entire zoo and it only had about three or four options and only a hot dog as a meal.

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