Fundraise like wild!

Are you looking to hold a Gala or walk? As a non-profit, the Maryland Zoo understands the importance of fundraising and supports other non-profits by offering unique venues, reasonable pricing and an amazing experience for attendees.

Fundraising Walks

Let the Maryland Zoo help your organization fundraise for your special cause! The Zoo offers the perfect backdrop for your next Walk, 5K, or Fun Run and is an excellent draw for participants. We have a history of helping non-profits raise awareness and funds, especially if the event is held on an annual basis. Packages include same-day admission for event attendees, allowing everyone plenty of time to explore the Zoo after their early morning exercise.

Fundraising packages start at $5,572 and include:

  • 275 early entry tickets that include daytime admission to the Zoo ($16.00 for each additional guest, ages 2 and up) *
  • Venue rental from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • One event supervisor and two event staff.
  • Three security officers and three parking attendants.
  • Two complimentary Animal Ambassador appearances.
  • 25 complimentary admission tickets for vendors, staff and course marshals plus 1 complimentary admission per 50 paid admissions.

*Fundraising events at the Zoo require a minimum of 275 attendees.

Contact the Rentals Office to book your fundraiser now!

Fundraising Galas

The Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House Porch provides a glowing backdrop for your fundraising Gala. The Mansion House at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (circa 1801) is a truly elegant setting for special occasions. Large windows on all sides of the stately, wrap-around porch overlook Druid Hill Park and the older treed areas of the Zoo. Adding to the majestic ambiance are individually controlled chandeliers showcasing buttery yellow paintwork, white trim and gold leaf detailing. The unique four-sided layout of the fully enclosed and carpeted porch easily facilitates an event flow. The historic Mansion House Porch has been recently renovated and redecorated to make the backdrop of your event even more beautiful and memorable. The weekday rental fees for our glorious Mansion House Porch offer a great opportunity to minimize expenses and maximize fundraising profits!


Rent our Penguin Coast area for a delightful evening event, walk around the Penguin Coast Exhibit, while sipping and nibbling tempting morsels. This state-of-the-art exhibit will put you closer to penguins than ever before. Get excited for a totally new Zoo experience featuring underwater viewing, dynamic dump tank, and blowhole in one of the largest penguin habitats in North America! Available for evening events starting at 5:30 pm. Additional expenses for tenting and setup may be incurred.

Contact the Rentals Office to book your fundraiser now!

Contact the Rentals Office

Contact the Rentals Office to book your fundraiser now!

Phone: 443-552-5279