Zoo, Baltimore

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    More than just animals

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    Giraffe stretching his neck
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    When we were toddlers, my mom and grandmother used to take us here.

    So we've come with our children and their friends. One of the new exhibits is the Polar Bear Watch, the Zoo's new state-of-the-art exhibit about life on the edge of the Arctic. You can watch the polar bears cavort in the water.

    But there is more to do than just look at the animals and have the animals look at you - such as a climbing wall. And my son has adopted animals at the zoo (a fund raising deal)

    Hours/Ticketing


    Hours of Operation

    Sunday - Thursday
    10:00AM - 4:30PM

    Friday & Saturday:
    March - June: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    September - December: 10:00AM - 4:30PM

    CLOSED
    Thanksgiving, December 25, January & February and the second Friday in June for ZOOMERANG.


    Hours/Ticketing


    Hours of Operation

    Sunday - Thursday
    10:00AM - 4:30PM

    Friday & Saturday:
    March - June: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    September - December: 10:00AM - 4:30PM

    CLOSED
    Thanksgiving, December 25, January & February and the second Friday in June for ZOOMERANG.

    Call for more info: 410-366-LION (5466)

    Admission Pricing

    $15.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
    $12.00 Seniors (ages 65+)
    $10.00 Children (ages 2-11)
    Children under 2 are FREE

    Parking is free!

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    Olden Days at the Zoo

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 28, 2011

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    My mother's picture of my back and my child
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    When my oldest daughter was a baby, we would go places with animals because they engaged her attention. My mother and I took her to the zoo in Baltimore when she was about 18 months old.

    I'm sure the zoo is much more modern now as these photos were taken 48 years ago in the winter of 1962-63. I don't remember there being much of an admission charge. Now it seems a bit more pricey

    March – December Prices (spring, summer and fall)

    Fri/Sat/Sun
    Adult (12-64) $16.50
    Child (2-11) $11.50
    Senior (65+) $13.50
    Under 2 – FREE Mon-Thurs
    Adult (12-64) $14.50
    Child (2-11) $10.50
    Senior (65+) $12.50
    Under 2 – FREE

    Parking is always free!

    Please note no refunds given for use during Winter Season.
    January – February Prices (Winter Season)

    At The Gate & Online

    Adult $8.00 (ages 12-64)
    Child $5.50 (ages 2-11)
    Senior $6.50 (ages 65 +)
    Under 2 – FREE

    My grandson has been to the Baltimore zoo and has used his birthday money to sponsor animals.

    Hours of Operation

    March through December OPEN from 10:00AM – 4:00PM

    January and February

    Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, weather permitting

    CLOSED
    Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

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    Maryland Zoo

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jun 19, 2008
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    This small zoo has a fairly interesting collection of animals but the admission charge ($11) is way out of proportion to its small collection. None the less if your a zoo fan this is a small but nice visit.

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    The Baltimore Zoo is Struggling

    by AKtravelers Updated Jan 6, 2007

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    A September afternoon at the Baltimore Zoo

    Baltimore has a nice, relatively uncrowded zoo. Unfortunately, in recent years the zoo has struggled for survival (probably due to its uncrowdedness). In fact, it would have closed two yearsago had it not been saved by a massive charity campaign that included a local deejay spending November nights in a cage (Way to go Amelia from 98 Rock!). The Zoo sits in Druid Hill Park and is well-laid-out with spacious animal exhibits. Unlike the nearby National Zoo in Washington D.C., it has cute penguins, mature rhinos and massive polar bears. Also, unlike the National Zoo, it costs money to enter ($15 per adult). This high cost of entry compared with the free zoo just down I-95 may also be a contributing factor to the zoo's financial difficulties.
    Unless the zoo, closes, this won't bother you much. The influx of charity money means the grounds are well-appointed and some new exhibits are being developed. And if you go on a weekday while school is in session, you may have the place to yourself!

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    Baltimore Zoo : Just the Right Size

    by gardengnome Written Jan 17, 2006

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    Just the right size for spending a day or just a few hours, the Baltimore Zoo is easy to access from 83 N/S. The Zoo is spread over and up and down some hills, so wear your sneakers and bring your camera. The exhibits range from MD animals to a petting zoo, to the African area which has the most animals, and is a kid-pleaser.

    Polar bears and prarie dogs are located near the snack shop, so you can munch while watching the bears swim or the dogs pop in and out of their burrows.

    Prices are high in the shops, so you might want to bring your own snacks and avoid the souvenir shop. Don't forget to visit the glass arboretum on your way in/out, as it's open to the public and boasts some wonderful plants -- recently renovated.

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