See the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before!

The Giraffe House is home to The Maryland Zoo’s herd of reticulated giraffe, as well as okapi. Tour participants will walk through the keeper area and spend time visiting and getting up close to our 15 foot tall residents.

Keepers will explain what makes these species unique, how the animals are managed and cared for, as well as their status in the wild. The tour also includes learning about our okapi, a unique creature that is a close relative of the giraffe.

Price: $500 (for up to 4 people)

  • All day Zoo admission included
  • Additional guests can be added for $75/person

Max. Group Size: 10 people

Days Available: Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
(Must be reserved at least a month in advance)

Scheduled Time: 9:45am
(Time chosen by area manager)

Tour Length: 30 minutes

Minimum Age: N/A, children under 3 must be carried
(Groups including children under 12 years of age must have a ratio of one adult per two children)

Schedule Experience

Have less than 4 people or a flexible schedule?

New pre-scheduled Behind-the-scenes dates are perfect for small groups and those in a time crunch. Pre-scheduled tours are priced per person and have all the perks of a regular Behind-the-scenes tour but because these tours are not private, you may share your experience with others.

View Pre-scheduled Dates

Behind-the-scenes tours make great gifts! Contact the Group Sales Office for more information or to purchase a tour as a gift. Phone: 443-552-5277 Email:

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