Join Santa at the Polar Bear Express

This December, our Jones Fall Zephyr will be transformed into the Polar Bear Express! Come enjoy a holiday-themed train ride, activities, and learn about arctic animals, like our two polar bears.

On three special days in December, Santa will be visiting the Maryland Zoo from the North Pole to ride on the train! In between rides you can visit with Santa and his special mascot friends at the Jones Fall Zephyr Train Station. Plus, there will be special holiday-themed enrichment for the animals of Polar Bear Watch on December 21. Wear your holiday pajamas or sweaters during this fun event.


This event is included with Zoo admission or membership.

Train tickets: $5 per rider ($4 for Zoo Members)


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