Strollers and non-motorized wheelchairs are available for a nominal fee. Please inquire at Wild Things Gift shop upon entering the Zoo.
Food and refreshment services are provided by Service Systems Associates (SSA) throughout the Zoo. Vending machines are also provided in several locations throughout the Zoo. A portion of all sales directly benefits The Maryland Zoo’s conservation and education programs.
The Whistle Stop Grille – Click here for menu
Choose from a wild array of traditional fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and more.
Natural Selections – Click here for menu
A lighter and healthier selection of choices including salads, fruits and vegetables.
Refreshment carts featuring ice cold drinks, ice cream treats, and specialty snacks. (open seasonally)
Wild Things Gift Shop
Plush animals, toys, apparel, gifts, books and more – all with a wildlife conservation theme. You may inquire at the gift shop for stroller and wheelchair rentals.
(Some attractions and rides require a fee.)
Experience the fun of a real old-fashioned carousel ride! Children of all ages will enjoy this famous classic. During the Zoo’s winter season and early spring season the Carousel operates on a limited schedule.
|Ride a Camel ($)
From May thru August. Join us for chance to get on the back of one of these desert creatures. Rides are $7 per person.
|Feed a Giraffe ($)
See what its like to stand eye to eye with a giraffe at our new Giraffe Feeding Plaza. For $2.00 you can feed the giraffes a leafy branch of browse. The Giraffe Feeding Station is open daily in the regular season from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting). It is a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages! Click to learn more.
|Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride ($)
The Zephyr’s 10-minute ride will leave the train station near the Zoo’s Farmyard and move on the one-mile track behind the African Journey returning to the station through a beautiful section of the Jones Falls Watershed.Members $2 per rider
Non-members $3 per rider. The locomotive is a detailed scale replica of the original CP Huntington Train built in 1863 and was manufactured by Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc., Wichita, KS.Please note: In order to receive member pricing you need to present your membership card. The train is wheelchair accessible but cannot accommodate strollers or motorized scooters. Please note the train does not operate in inclement weather.
Climb aboard our free trams and be transported to the center of the Zoo to begin your journey.
Restrooms are handicapped accessible, equipped with changing stations and available in several locations throughout the Zoo.
For your convenience we have an ATM machine located near the main concession area and the gift shop by the front gate.
Picnic Tables/Eating Areas
Relax at one of the several eating areas located throughout the Zoo or find a quiet spot to picnic with your family.
First Aid is provided by Zoo Security. If you require assistance, please ask a Zoo employee to notify Security.
Please consult your Zoo map for designated smoking areas.