Support the Zoo

Penguin Parent

Penguin Parent Adoptions Ended July 15th. 


It’s your chance to support The Maryland Zoo’s African penguin colony AND be part of a special opening event for the Zoo’s new African Penguin Exhibit in the fall of 2014. Penguin Parents, look out for invitations to a special premiere evening event exclusively for Penguin Parents! Invitations and passes will be mailed to you before the event date of Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. More information coming soon.


  • penguinplushAfrican Penguin Plush
  • Official Adoption Certificate
  • Photo of Maryland Zoo Penguin
  • New African Penguin Exhibit Information
  • Two (2) Passes to an Exhibit Premiere Event on September 23rd, 2014


This special adoption offer is available for just $50 (excluding s&h) and all proceeds go directly to supporting operations, animal care and conservation programs here at The Maryland Zoo.

We hope you’ll join us as a Penguin Parent in advance of the new African Penguin Exhibit scheduled to open in fall of 2014.  It’s your chance to be part of something special and brand new here at the Zoo.  Want to learn more about the new exhibit?  Click here to explore what’s ahead for African penguins and to get the latest construction updates!

Penguin adoptions ended July 15th.


Have a question about the Penguin Parent Adoption?  Contact Member Services at 443.552.5281 or email