Sun., Jun. 2, 2024

Celebrate the start of Pride Month at the Zoo! Featuring fun activities, vendors, and, of course, animals, join us in supporting our LGBTQ+ community both in our human and animal kingdoms. We’ll raise the Progress Pride flag in Schaefer Plaza and it will fly all month long.

Festivities are included with Zoo admission or membership.

What to Expect:

  • Pride-themed animal enrichment
  • Raising of the Progress Pride flag
  • Queer local business owner vendors
  • Story time with Zoo educators focusing on inclusivity of LGBTQ+ themes
  • Information about our queer planet – discover how animals with same-sex pairings are helping their populations thrive
  • Exclusive Pride penguin adoption packages (online only)
  • Limited edition Pride penguin artwork (online only, limited quantities)

Additional Information

The Maryland Zoo is committed to the people who carry out our mission of providing exceptional animal care, building empathy, and supporting the conservation of wild places. As an inclusive organization, we value diversity and recognize that it is critical to the future of our world. To create a thriving network within and beyond our gates, we value these principles and strive to be a welcoming, considerate, and respectful place to work, visit, volunteer, and learn.

Questions? Please reach out to our team at