Upcoming ZOOmobile Visits to Your Community

The outreach team is excited to visit a large number of community events this summer because of a generous grant to bring nature play out to the community. Please stop by to see us if you can!

Wednesday, June 27, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
B’more Natural activities – Druid Hill Farmers
Market – by the Conservatory

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Thursday, June 28, 3 – 6 p.m.

B’more Natural activities
Pigtown Farmers Market – in Carroll Park

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Thursday, July 5 from 3 – 6 p.m.
B’more Natural activities
Pigtown Farmers Market – in Carroll Park

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Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

B’more Natural activities – Druid Hill Farmers
Market – by the Conservatory

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Friday, July 13 from 6 – 8 p.m.
All for Penguins activities
Waterfront Partnership Summer Social

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Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
B’more Natural activities
Whitelock Community Farm

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Wednesday, July 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

B’more Natural activities – Druid Hill Farmers
Market – by the Conservatory

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Wednesday, July 25 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

B’more Natural activities – Druid Hill Farmers
Market – by the Conservatory

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Community Programs

The ZOOmobile team brings educational, entertaining, and interactive programs into the community! We travel throughout Maryland and beyond, and present to a variety of audiences – at libraries, community centers, senior centers, community events, and more. We look forward to sharing the wonder of wildlife and wild places with you, too!

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Little Animal Adventure Programs

These 30-minute programs are designed for day care centers, preschools, and libraries. Each program features interactive activities and live animal presentations appropriate for early learners ages 2 to 5 years.

Audience: Ages 2 to 5 or families
Maximum group size: 35 children
Program length: 30 minutes
Program topics: Varies, age-dependent
Animal Ambassadors: 3 animals
School year price (9/4/18 – 6/14/19): $160 plus travel fee if applicable
Summer price (6/16/18 – 9/3/18): $175 plus travel fee if applicable

Animal Adventure Programs

These 50-minute programs are designed for camps, after school programs, and libraries. Each program features interactive activities and live animal presentations appropriate for school-age children ages 6 years and up.

Audience: Ages 6 to adult, mixed ages, or families
Maximum group size: 100 people
Program length: 50 minutes
Program topics: Varies, age-dependent
Animal Ambassadors: 4 animals
School year price (9/4/18 – 6/14/19): $230 plus travel fee if applicable
Summer price (6/16/18 – 9/3/18): $250 plus travel fee if applicable

Story Time With The Zoo

These 30-minute programs are designed specifically for libraries and are appropriate for early learners ages 2 to 5 years. Each Story Time includes an interactive reading of a wildlife-themed children’s book, a visit from one Animal Ambassador, and an animal-related craft for the children to create.

Audience: Age 2 to 5
Program length: 30 minutes
Program topics: Varies
Animal Ambassadors: 1 animal
Price: $100 plus travel fee if applicable

Conservation Conversations

African Penguin Conservation Conversation

During this 30-minute program, Zoo educators will delve into the conservation concerns of African penguins and ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. A portion of your program fee includes a Penguin Partner Package and a donation to the Maryland Zoo’s Conservation Fund.

Audience: Ages 11 to adult
Maximum group size: 50 people
Program length: 30 minutes
Animal Ambassadors: 1 African penguin
Price: $300 for one program plus travel fee if applicable; $100 each additional program (same day, same site)

Panamanian Golden Frog Conservation Conversation

During this 30-minute program, Zoo educators will delve into the conservation concerns of Panamanian golden frogs and ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. A portion of your program fee will be donated to the Maryland Zoo’s Conservation Fund.

Audience: Ages 11 to adult
Maximum group size: 50 people
Program length: 30 minutes
Animal Ambassadors: Panamanian golden frogs
Price: $150 for one program plus travel fee if applicable; $100 each additional program (same day, same site)

Optional Program Add-Ons

Penguin Partner Package

Price: $150
Penguin Partners receive:

  • A visit from one of our penguin Ambassadors during your on site presentation
  • A fun and educational penguin fact sheet and activity for your group
  • A photo of the penguin Ambassadors to commemorate your experience
  • A year-long subscription to Zoogram, the Maryland Zoo’s magazine for members
  • The satisfaction of knowing you support the Maryland Zoo’s conservation and education efforts

Raven Partner Package

Price: $100
Raven Partners receive:

  • A visit from one of the live Baltimore Ravens mascots, Rise or Conquer, during your on site presentation
  • A fun and educational raven fact sheet and activity for your group
  • A photo of Rise and Conquer to commemorate your experience
  • A year-long subscription to Zoogram, the Maryland Zoo’s magazine for members
  • The satisfaction of knowing you support the Maryland Zoo’s conservation and education efforts

Community Events

Bring the Maryland Zoo to your next community event! The Zoo supports community events free of charge. If you are interested in adding an Animal Ambassador appearance to your event, charges may apply. Due to the educational nature of our activities, they are best-suited for events with a focus on learning.

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Nature Play With The Zoo

Zoo educators will share their expertise and excitement about the natural world with kids and their families through Nature Play! Kids will take a sensory filled adventure and explore natural materials from our own backyard – Maryland!

All for Frogs Event Table

Zoo educators will share their expertise and excitement about the natural world with your community through interactive activities all about frogs! The activities will focus on Panamanian golden frogs, ways the Zoo works to conserve this endangered species, and ways Marylanders can help protect native amphibians.

All for Penguins Event Table

Zoo educators will share their expertise and excitement about the natural world with your community through interactive activities all about penguins! The activities will focus on African penguins, ways the Zoo works to conserve this endangered species, and ways Marylanders can help!