Participants meet a Zoo Educator at the Main Gate and explore the wildlife and wild places along the zoo pathways on their way to engage in more educational adventures at one of our sheltered education areas.
These programs allow members of the Maryland Zoo to bring out their families to learn about our Zoo animals and the wild animals that inhabit Druid Hill Park. Participants get early admission and explore the Zoo’s wild areas before engaging in fun and informative activities at Creature Encounters, Meeting Barn, or Waterfowl Lake Pavilion. Program guests are then free to explore the Zoo on their own for the rest of the day!
These programs are for families with Zoo Memberships only. All ages are welcome but attending adults should be prepared to assist children in activities.
Programs run from 9:30 am to 11 am
Each program is FREE but open to Zoo Members only.
Participants will be met by Zoo staff at the Main Gate at 9:20am on the day of the program. Any participants arriving after that time will have to wait until Zoo Opening at 10:00 am to be admitted (except on scheduled Member Mornings).
Participants can sign up on-line by clicking on the link provided for each program and filling out all the required information. Participants who sign up will be provided with a confirmation e-mail outlining the specifics of the program and providing directions to the Zoo’s Main Gate.
Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. A water bottle, thermos of hot drinks and snacks placed in a backpack or similar carrier are strongly suggested.
These programs will not run if the Zoo has been closed or has a delayed opening due to inclement weather. Check the Zoo’s website homepage for any closing information.