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

The Lion’s Den is home to the Zoo’s dynamic pride of lions. A keeper will guide you through the lion’s den and share fascinating facts about what makes lions unique, how they survive in the wild and what it takes to care for our pride. Don’t be surprised if you feel and hear roars and other sounds from the lions as they reverberate off the den’s walls.


Price: $500 (for up to 4 people)

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

Max. Group Size: 8 people

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

Scheduled Time: 9:15am / 9:30am (Time chosen by area manager)

Tour Length: 25-30 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)

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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.

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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: groupsales@marylandzoo.org


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