When: Sat March 18 , 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: The Maryland Zoo

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IMPORTANT BOBCAT EXHIBIT UPDATE…

The Zoo’s new Bobcat Exhibit is ready to open and was scheduled for an official grand opening event as part of Zoo Bloom, but unfortunately, due to ice and inclement weather the Zoo’s two bobcats won’t be able to enjoy their new exhibit just yet. Mother Nature has other plans. Follow the Zoo on Facebook for more exhibit updates and news of when the bobcats will be able to safely get acclimated to their new home.


Spring is almost here!  It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for our first big event of the new Zoo season. Join us Saturday, March 18th from 10am – 4pm for Zoo Bloom and Farm Day.  We’ll be welcoming spring (and hopefully warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and our animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms. All activities are included with Zoo admission!

Plus, there’s a herd of new additions at the Zoo! Meet giraffe calf Willow, and the grizzly cub sisters.

As part of this special event, the Zoo will be featuring a full schedule of animal enrichment, where our animals will receive spring-themed treats. We’ll even have free treats on hand for you from our friends at Charm City Cakes. It’s a great day to see some of your favorite animals at their most active times…so don’t forget your camera!

New this year! Free train and carousel rides (weather permitting).

Main Entrance Activities:

  • Guests will receive a sample of Charm City Cakes or a cookie (while supplies lasts)
  • Door prizes
  • Mascot Sphen the penguin and animal ambassadors will be located at Schaefer Plaza
  • Temporary tattoos, sidewalk chalk, gift shop discounts and more!

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Animal Enrichment Schedule:

See your favorite animals get spring-themed treats!

  • 10:45 am – Lions
  • 11:30 am – Polar Bear
  • 1:30 pm – Leopard
  • 2:00 pm – Porcupine and Warthog
  • 2:30 pm – Chimps
  • 2:45 pm – Lemurs
  • 3:00 pm – Farmyard

Farm Day & Activites Schedule: 

Sheep sheering, special keeper chats and more fun in the Farmyard!

  • 11:15 am – Sheep Shearing Demo
  • 11:30 am  Puppet Show in Penguin Coast Education Center
  • 12:00 pm – Sheep Shearing Demo
  • 12:45 pm – Sheep Shearing Demo
  • 1:30 pm – Goat Training Demo
  • 2:00 pm – Sheep Keeper Chat & Walk
  • 3:00 pm – Donkey Hoof Work Demo

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT CHARM CITY CAKES FOR PROVIDING TREATS FOR ZOO BLOOM!

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