Public Programs


Winter Public Programs


Partake in a tour led by a Zoo educator and explore the wildlife and wild places along Zoo paths. Then, engage in special activities at one of our education areas. The programs target families with children of all ages.

  • Program Fees $3.00 for member children; $6.00 for non-member children (Zoo admission not included but admission is discounted at this time of year)
  • Pre-registration is required. Payment due by listed registration deadlines.
  • Adult supervision is required for each family group but adults are not charged for participation (non-member adults must pay Zoo admission).

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The Great Backyard Bird Count: February 14 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) – Counting and identifying birds is a fun hobby. Participate in entertaining bird activities and simple crafts and learn the ropes of counting birds in your own backyard! (Registration deadline – Wednesday, February 11)


Fridays – Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm January through February, 2015

Join us for special winter Animal Adventures at the Zoo! These programs are FREE. Through games, activities, and crafts, participants will learn about wild animals from habitats around the world. Activities take 15-20 minutes to complete. Locations vary. Look on the Creature Encounter and Penguin Coast chalkboards and listen for shuttle announcements for daily updates. Click here for descriptions of the weekly Animal Adventure Themes.


Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 – 11:45, January through February, 2015

Throughout the winter, young zoo guests and their families can experience fun and educational theatrical presentations performed by Zoo staff and volunteers. Shows take place at the BGE Learning Lab located inside the Penguin Education Center.

Family Overnights

Coming soon! Family Overnight Program Coming June 2015. Details to follow!

**Unless otherwise noted – check chalkboard at Creature Encounters for any location changes on day of program.

For more information about other education programs, please contact the Zoo’s education department at 443.552.5300 or email public.programs@marylandzoo.org