Public Programs


Summer Public Programs


Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 -2:00pm, September through December, 2014

Join us for special fall 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 chalkboard and listen for shuttle announcements for daily updates. Click here for descriptions of the weekly Animal Adventure Themes.


Tuesdays – Fridays, 11:15 – 11:45 and 12:45 – 1:15, September through November

Throughout the fall, young zoo guests and their families can experience fun and educational theatrical presentations performed by Zoo staff and volunteers. Shows take place at the Oasis Deck Stage located behind the Oasis Cafe between the Giraffe House and Elephant Overlook, or in the Penguin Education Center on colder days.


September – December 2014 – Select Saturdays and Sundays

Member’s-Only Family Programs are exclusive educational opportunities for Zoo members. Partake in a tour led by a Zoo educator and explore the wildlife and wild places along Zoo paths. Engage in special activities at one of our education areas. The programs target member families with children of all ages.

Click here for more information and to see dates for Member Only Family Programs.

**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