– Beginning December 1, all tickets $15 through February 2022 –

November 29, 2021 (BALTIMORE, MD) – As the weather outside turns frightful, the Maryland Zoo will remain delightful with discounted winter pricing. From Wednesday, December 1, 2021, until Monday, February 28, 2022, admission is $15 per person. For Zoo members and children under two, admission remains free.

“We invite visitors to bundle up and enjoy some fresh air and quality time with friends and family this winter at the Zoo,” said Kirby Fowler, president & CEO of the Maryland Zoo. “Visiting with our animals can add some sunshine to the colder months as many of our animals enjoy the colder weather and are more active.”

Timed entry tickets must be purchased or reserved online in advance. Zoo members must reserve in advance on Saturday and Sunday only. Per Baltimore City mandate, masks are required for all guests ages two and up regardless of vaccination status in all indoor locations within the Zoo.

The Zoo will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. throughout the month of December with the exception of Christmas Day when the Zoo will be closed. Beginning Saturday, January 1, 2022, and continuing through Monday, February 28, 2022, the Zoo will be open four days a week – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Zoo will resume 7-day-a-week operations and regular ticket pricing on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Below are highlights of a winter visit to the Zoo along with a list of animals you can expect to see during your trip to the Zoo. The health and safety of the Zoo’s wildlife is considered first and therefore this list may change depending on weather conditions.

  • Train and Carousel rides remain open (weather and equipment pending – the train and carousel cannot operate in weather below 35 degrees, high winds and/or sleet or snow.)
  • Prairie dogs will remain on exhibit. They may choose to stay underground in extreme winter conditions but will likely be out regularly throughout the winter.

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