Bring your flock to the Zoo!

For groups of 15 or more people, the Zoo can offer the following group rates:

  • Adults and chaperones: $24 $18
  • Children and students (ages 2-11): $20 $14
  • Seniors (65+): $21 $15

Additional Information:

  • Tour Operators receive an additional discount for groups of 15 or more.
  • Rates include FREE car, bus, or motorcoach parking!
  • If your group is a Maryland school, please visit our Field Trips page.

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Make a Group Reservation

Fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a Zoo representative.

    Group Name
    Street Address
    Zip Code
    Contact First Name
    Contact Last Name
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    Date of Visit (Choice 1)
    Date of Visit (Choice 2)

    Please indicate your top three choices for the time your group would like to enter the Zoo.

    Are you a tour operator?

    Tour Company Name
    Number of Adults / Chaperones
    Number of Seniors (65+)
    Number of Children / Students
    Number Under Age 2
    Total Group Number (Must be 15 or more)

    Would you like to request pre-ordered box lunches?

    Please include any additional questions or comments you may have:



    How many people do you need to receive a group discount?

    Group rates are extended to groups of 15 or more for people ages 2+. Groups less than 15 are subject to regular admission rates: $24 adults, $20 children, and $21 seniors.

    How far in advance do you have to make a group reservation?

    Group reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance.

    Is payment required for a group reservation?

    A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation and is applied to your group’s balance that is due 2 weeks prior to your group’s scheduled visit.

    When will I receive tickets for my group?

    A group confirmation will be emailed to you and reflects your group’s visit and any payments. This confirmation is your group’s ticket for entrance and should be presented upon your group’s arrival at the Zoo.

    Are chaperones required for children under the age of 18?

    Yes, for student or youth groups, one adult chaperone (21+) is required for every 8 children.

    Are there any lunch options available at the Zoo?

    Yes. You may choose from the following options:

    • Pre-ordered and pre-paid box lunches can be arranged for your group if ordered at least 3 weeks prior to your group’s visit. Box lunches can be arranged for adults and children.
      • Adult lunches are $16 each plus tax and include:
        • Non-vegetarian: A turkey sandwich on a multigrain bun with kale/arugula mix, tomato, bacon, and Charm City sauce, Ms. Vickie’s chips, applesauce, a cookie, and your choice of can Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, or Sierra Mist.
        • Vegetarian: Veggie wrap (roasted portobellos, mixed greens, roasted peppers, shaved red onion, and balsamic vinaigrette), cookie, bag of chips, canned water, and a piece of fruit.
      • Child box lunches are $10 each plus tax and include: An Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple sauce, animal crackers, and apple juice.
    • Food vouchers may be pre-purchased at $17 or $11 amounts if arrangements are made at least 3 weeks in advance of your group’s visit.
    • Mobile onsite food ordering via Whistle Stop Grille

    Please note: Groups may also bring bag lunches. It is the group leader’s responsibility to transport or set up any on-site lunches; Zoo staff are not available to provide any assistance. Lunch seating areas are on a first-come, first-served basis. For guaranteed seating or catering options, please consider renting Zoo space.

    For more information or to reserve your group visit, please contact or call 443-552-5290, 443-552-5327.