Deemed as the third largest zoological park in the United States, the Baltimore Zoo has more than 2,000 animals. Such animals include African Lions; Cheetahs; Arctic Foxes; Flemish Giant Rabbits; Polar Bears; Southern White Rhinos; African Penguins; Cattle Egrets; Helmeted Guinea Fowls; Corn Snakes; Leopard Tortoise; Mudpuppies; and Eastern Hellbenders.
If you’d like to interact with the animals, there are animal experiences featuring activities such as Chimp Chats; Feed A Giraffe; Polar Bear Chats; Penguin Feedings; Creature Encounters; Serval Training; and Goat Grooming.
During the summer, the zoo has a summer camp for kids who will be entering grades 2 to 8 in the fall.
Baltimore Zoo Coupons
Baltimore Zoo coupons can help you save a few bucks on admission. As a zoo member you’ll be entitled to unlimited year-round admission; discounts on zoo camps, special events and birthday parties; Amtrak discounts; free subscriptions to ZOOgram; free or reduced admission to more than 150 zoos across the United States; and invitations to members’ only events. Membership levels include individual, individual plus, family, family plus, senior, grandparent, and student.
Military: The US military’s Ticket Voucher program offers active and retired military personnel discounts on admission.
Groups: If you have a group of 15 or more people you’ll receive a discount.
Hotels Near the Baltimore Zoo:
The Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore; Hopkins Inn Baltimore; Rodeway Inn Baltimore; Best Western Plus Envy Hotel Baltimore; and Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court are just a few hotels near Baltimore Zoo. For hotel packages, check out Expedia.com, Hotels.com, and Hotelguides.com.
Baltimore Zoo Hours:
The Baltimore Zoo opens from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. everyday with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. During the winter season, the zoo’s hours of operation may vary.
Baltimore Zoo Prices:
Adults (12-64): $16.50
Seniors (65+): $13.50
Kids (2-11): $11.50
Kids (0-1): Free
Groups: of 15 or more people are eligible for a discount.
Phone Number: 410-396-7102
Directions: If you’re coming from I-83 North and South, get off at exit 7 (Druid Park Lake Drive). From there follow the signs to the zoo.
If you’re coming from I-95 South, travel on I-695 West heading to I-83 South. Get off at exit 7 (Druid Park Lake Drive). From there follow the signs to the zoo.
If you’re coming from I-95 North, get off at exit 53. Travel along Pratt Street and make a left onto President Street. Travel along I-83 North and get off at exit 7 (Druid Park Lake Drive). From there follow the signs to the zoo.
If you’re coming from I-70, travel on I-695 West heading to I-83 South. Get off at exit 7 (Druid Park Lake Drive). From there follow the signs to the zoo.
If you’re coming from Downtown Baltimore, travel on Pratt Street until you arrive at President Street. Make a left onto President Street. Travel along I-83 North and get off at exit 7 (Druid Park Lake Drive). From there follow the signs to the zoo.
Baltimore Zoo Jobs:
The Baltimore Zoo jobs listing features administrative, animal care, and maintenance positions. Besides its paid positions, there are several unpaid volunteer opportunities for adults, youths, college students, and groups. To volunteer at the zoo, you must be at least 18 years of age. Junior Zoo Crew volunteers must be at least 14 to 17 years of age to participate in the youth volunteer program. Other requirements include a friendly and outgoing personality; interest in conservation of wildlife and wild places; and commitment to fulfill your regular volunteer hours. A $25 registration fee is required once you have been accepted as a volunteer. This fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship. For more information on jobs and volunteer opportunities visit the zoo jobs and volunteer sections of the zoo’s website respectively.
If you adventure has come to an end at the zoo, you may be looking for other great activities in the area. Enjoy a cruise across Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the Harbor Connector. Explore the the Gwynns Falls trails, or visit the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.