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The Maryland Zoo

From Roost Baltimore
By Car 18 Min
Address 1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone +1 410 396 7102

Hours 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The Maryland Zoo

Your trip to Maryland is not complete without a visit to the Maryland Zoo. Home to over 130 species, it is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Not only does it provide visitors a chance to see exotic animals, but it is also active in conserving several species.

Animal Habitats

The Maryland Zoo has four main habitats, African Journey, Northern Passage, Maryland Wilderness, and Animal Ambassadors. As you navigate the habitats, you will see mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. 

The Maryland Zoo - Animal Habitats

Animal Experiences 

Get up close and personal by participating in one of the many animal experiences offered by the zoo. For example, you could feed a giraffe, train otters, meet penguins, groom goats, or be the train engineer for the day.  

Rides and Attractions 

In addition to the animals, the zoo also has a carousel, train, gift shop, and face painting.


Plenty of dining options throughout the park offer everything from a full menu to quick bites and sweet treats. In addition, a portion of the food and drink sales directly benefit the zoo’s conservation efforts. 

  • Whistle Stop Grille 
  • Sidetrack 
  • Bait Shack
  • Roost Food Truck 
  • Oasis Café
  • Dippin’ Dots 

Zoo History 

The Maryland state legislature established the zoo in 1876. Today it sits on 135 acres. The most recent renovation of the zoo was in 2019, which was to expand the habitat exposures for elephants, giraffes, and lions. 

How to Visit  

You can purchase tickets online or at the gate. However, you will get a slight discount if you buy in advance online. Online ticket prices range from $20-28. At the gate, they are $22- $30. The zoo has regular season hours (March – December) and winter season hours (January – February). The zoo is open from 10 am to 4 pm in both seasons. It is open every day in the regular season, while in winter, it is open Friday through Monday. 

Be delighted by the variety of exotic animals that call The Maryland Zoo home. 

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