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The Maryland Zoo
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WELL DONE BMORE!
Dec 30, 2014 by: Groovina B from Baltimore, Maryland
FINALLY! For years the zoo was going downhill. It was almost an embarrassment. We still kept a membership just to have a nice place to walk around with kids. The new penguin exhibit is FABULOUS! So many people can visit this one attraction at the same time without feeling completely cramped. THANK YOU! The exhibit looks like a movie set, but there are viewing areas all around - even underwater. The rest of the zoo is receiving a much needed facelift too. Thank you MD zoo for allowing us to bring bagged lunches. It makes things more affordable. There are plenty of bathrooms throughout the attraction. The amusement rides are usually in good working order to include the train. Our favorite part is meeting the zoo staff and the close up animal encounters. I would advise ANYONE who lives here or out of state to spend the day here at the zoo.
Dec 29, 2014 by: Justin W from York, Pennsylvania
The Maryland Zoo is an average sized zoo in the middle of Druid Hill Park. The zoo is fairly easy to find: follow signs to exit 7 (signs for the zoo are seen along the highway as you get closer) of I83 and stay in the right hand land. So despite being in the middle of the city, the interstate really helps. The zoo has three different sections. The artic features animals such as polar bears, ravens, and artic foxes. Maryland Wilderness features animals from the Maryland area such as snakes, bats, foxes, and frogs. This area is VERY interactive. Kids can: jump on pads like frog, climb in a turtle shell, climb a tree like a bear, and more. The arena are themed to look like things like a cave, a tree, a stream, a meadow, and more. A special area is themed to look like a farmland. African Journey features African animals like lions, elephants, tigers, monkeys, and more. The zoo also features several rides such as a train. While my love for the zoo is strong and I go once a year I can't get past that the front part of the zoo is closed. A hard to see and find area of the zoo used to lead to the back, and was full of animals. I asked why it closed and was told because of an uneven sidewalk and fall hazard. I wish they would fix it and reopen the front of the zoo. Don't let that discourage you, come out and see more than 1,500 animals.
Great Days at the Zoo
Dec 01, 2014 by: Alhel44 from Owings Mills, Maryland
The Maryland Zoo is located in the middle of Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. It is a middle sized zoo and has 3 sections: African Journey, Maryland Wilderness and the Arctic. It is a particularly good zoo for children since the animals tend to be very visible. The recently opened penguin exhibit is especially nice with a waterfall and educational exhibits. The Zoo is open every day from March through December and Friday through Monday in January and February. There is a shuttle to take you from the main gate to the entrance. Visitors need to understand that in colder weather not all of the animals will be on exhibit.
The first time I have seen polar bears!
Nov 30, 2014 by: Mimi2177 from El Paso, Texas
I really loved this zoo. The price was comparable to the price of other zoo's. This is the only zoo where I have been able to see polar bears so close. I loved them. They were so happy playing in and out of the water. I just loved them. The zoo is really big so u get to see lots of animals. Definately worth every penny.
Lots of closed exhibits, return shuttle never arrived
Nov 08, 2014 by: whimsical_sd from San Diego, California
Lots of closed exhibits. We rid the free shuttle on Saturday from the visitor Center to the zoo. After visiting the zoo, we waited at the zoo entrance for the shuttle to take us back to the visitor center and that never came. We ended up had to walk to the subway station to get back to the hotel on a raining afternoon.
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