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

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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 warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and our animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms.

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.

Main Entrance Activities:

  • Guests will receive a sample of Charm City Cakes or a cookie (while supplies lasts)
  • 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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