OPEN DAILY 10am – 4pm!

What You Need To Know:

  • Reserved timed entry tickets are strongly recommended. Save time and money by purchasing in advance.
  • Members do not need to make advanced reservations.
  • Please stay home if you feel sick or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms. We’d love to welcome you here another time.

Reserve Your Tickets

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*Corporate Members are still required to make reservations for their visit. Please contact your company’s pass administrator to make your reservations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are reservations required?
  • No, reservations are not required, but recommended. Save time and money by purchasing in advance.
  • If tickets are reserved in advance, guests will need their reservation confirmation (printed or on phone) to check in.
  • When booking tickets, times indicate entry only. Guests may remain in the Zoo as long as desired or until 4 pm closure.
I’m a member. Do I need a reservation?

Members can show their membership card and ID upon entry at any time. Members no longer need to make timed ticket reservations to visit the Zoo.

Am I required to wear a facial covering?

We have updated our mask policy for guests and no longer require face coverings at the Zoo.

How do the time slots work?

Each time slot is one hour long. You must arrive to the Zoo within this hour window (e.g.: if you have a 10 AM ticket, be sure to enter the Zoo between 10 AM and 11 AM). Once inside, you may explore the Zoo for as long as you’d like, right up to the 4 PM closing.

What if I make a reservation and discover I'm unable to attend at the date/time I selected?

If you feel sick before your Zoo visit or have contact with anyone who feels ill or have COVID-19, please reschedule your reservation.

Tickets may be rescheduled up to 48 hours in advance and are subject to a rescheduling fee. Please email with your order number to reschedule.

I’d like to visit on a less crowded day, what do you recommend?

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are days with low visitation. Additionally, afternoons are typically less crowded.

When is the Zoo open?
  • The Zoo’s hours of operation are 10 am to 4 pm
  • The Zoo is open rain or shine! Tickets cannot be refunded for any reason, including weather.
What animals will I be able to see?

Check the Zoo map to see what animals live at the Maryland Zoo.

Is food available for purchase?
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at concession locations.
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations will be available.
  • Zoo guests are permitted to bring their own food and drink, excluding alcohol, and food in glass containers.
Is there any risk visiting the Zoo?

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Maryland Zoo you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We ask that all guests assess their own risk and comfort level when deciding whether to visit. Click to read the full Coronavirus (COVID-19) indemnification and waiver of liability.

May I use my reciprocal membership?

Guests who are part of the AZA reciprocal program or any of our local participating reciprocal organizations will be able to get the discount by purchasing tickets in person at our Main Gate (we are currently unable to offer the discount with online purchases).