October 27th, 2015
Formerly known as The Baltimore City Zoo, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has a proud and distinguished history. First opened in 1876, it’s among the oldest zoos in the United States, and today spans 135 acres in Baltimore’s Druid Hill, where it is home to thousands of animals. Some of the not-for-profit zoo’s most popular exhibits include the new state-of-the-art African penguin habitat, as well as the polar exhibit that is home to a polar bear, Arctic fox, and snowy owls.
Kids especially enjoy the zoo’s interactive exhibits that allow you to feed giraffes, groom goats, and chat with zoo keepers about the animals’ habits and personalities. You can also join one of the zoo’s behind-the-scenes tours, which allow visitors to glimpse the staff-only side of the zoo, including the kitchens, medical facilities, and feeding areas.
Free shuttles run to the zoo from the Inner Harbor during the week, and you can purchase tickets from home at The Fitzgerald via the zoo’s website.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217