Join us on Zoom for an up-close experience with an elephant!

*Thursdays and Saturdays, preregistration required

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All in person encounters have been suspended until further notice. Please check back for available dates and visit our news page for updates concerning the Zoo’s response to Covid-19.

Penguin Encounters

It’s your chance to meet and greet endangered African penguins!

*Daily, hours vary

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Zoo like never before!

*Scheduled, hours vary

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Talons & Tails Encounter

Follow down the path less traveled into the world of our Animal Mews outdoor enclosure!

*Once a week

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Zoo Bites: Animal Nutrition Tour

Take part in an exclusive one-of-kind experience inside the Maryland Zoo’s commissary complex!

*Twice monthly

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Goat Grooming

Get up close with some very friendly (and furry) faces in the Zoo’s Farmyard.

*Daily, free

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Daily Events

The Zoo has a variety of events going on every day including penguin feedings, keeper chats, and more!

*Daily, Free

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Chimpanzee Encounter

It’s your chance to help train our chimpanzee troop!

*Once a week

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Giraffe Feeding Station

The Feeding Station features a gated feeding area where visitors can purchase a branch of acacia browse to feed the giraffe.

*Daily, winter hours vary

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Train Engineer For a Day

Work alongside our engineer to learn what goes into running the Zoo’s train.

*Daily

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Guided Zoo Tours

Get the most out of your Zoo visit with a 60-minute guided tour!

*Daily

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