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

Take a tour of the largest outdoor African penguin exhibit in North America. You will waddle, or step, into the Penguin Holding Building and out on the island of Penguin Coast. There you will see the food preparation area, hospital room, chick rearing area, nesting room, and 360-degree pool. Keepers will share in-depth knowledge of penguin health, breeding and behaviors. They will also discuss penguins in the wild and the efforts currently underway to conserve them, and show you what a day in the life of the largest colony is really like.


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: Sun-Tues, Thur-Sat
(Must be reserved at least a month in advance)

Scheduled Time: 11:30am or 2:00pm
(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)

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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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