Plan Your Visit
- The Zoo's main phone number has temporarily changed to 443-552-5245.
- Traffic alert for Zoo guests on Saturday, June 15th.
Pick up a Zoo Map for the latest schedule of cool stuff going on this week!
School Field Trip Season
The Maryland Zoo is a popular field trip destination, especially in April, May and early June. If you want to avoid the field trip crowds, plan your visit for Mondays or Tuesdays when there are generally less school groups. Alternatively, most groups leave the Zoo around 1:00pm or 1:30pm, so you might want to visit in the Spring afternoons which are less crowded.
Giraffe Feeding Station
Daily from 10:30am – 3:00pm. The Giraffe Feeding Station is open regularly in the regular season starting March 1st. Stand eye-to-eye as you feed a giraffe at the Zoo’s Giraffe Feeding Station. $2 per branch of leafy browse. Click here to learn more.
10:00am – 4:00pm
Stop by the Kid Zone to brush African Pygmy and Nubian goats! (Maryland Wilderness Farmyard)
*The tractor interactive area is currently undergoing maintenance and will reopen soon.
Fridays thru Mondays from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Stop by to see live Animal Ambassadors, investigate animal artifacts, and learn more about wildlife. During the winter and early spring season, visit Creature Encounters inside the Zoo’s Chimp Forest or the Meeting Barn. Click here to learn more.
Zoo educators in African Journey share fascinating facts about some of our most popular animals. Days and times vary, check the Daily Activity Schedule for more details.
Make your day at the Zoo a little more fun (and challenging)! Take our Zoo Scavenger Hunt along with you. See how many questions you can find the answer to. It’s a great way to get involved and make your visit even more educational. Click here to download and print the Zoo’s Scavenger Hunt form.
Animal Training Demonstrations
Fridays and Mondays at 11:30am, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am (near Eagle Gate)
Join a Zookeeper from the Zoo’s Animal Embassy for a special public training demonstration. Get an up close look at animals as they exhibit species-specific behaviors. A great chance to ask questions and see something really wild.
The current keeper chat schedule is for visits between May 27th and September 2nd . Take advantage of the chance to ask questions about the animals or just chat with one of our expert keepers. (Chats last approximately 15 minutes).
Please note: Due to the needs of our animals and the work required to care for them, keeper chats and wild encounters may not start precisely on time. Every effort is made to ensure these programs begin on schedule. All activities are weather and staff permitting and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.