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Carousel Ride

Experience the fun of a real old-fashioned carousel ride! Children of all ages will enjoy this famous classic. Carousel rides are $5 per rider ($4 for Zoo Members). The carousel operates, weather permitting, daily during the regular season, and is accessible.

Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride

train ride

The Zephyr’s 10-minute ride will leave the train station near the Zoo’s Farmyard and move on the one-mile track behind the African Journey returning to the station through a beautiful section of the Jones Falls Watershed. The locomotive is a detailed scale replica of the original CP Huntington Train built in 1863 and was manufactured by Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc., Wichita, KS.

The train is open daily from 10am-4pm year round, weather permitting. Rides are $5 per rider ($4 for Zoo Members) – in order to receive member pricing you need to present your membership card. The train is wheelchair accessible but cannot accommodate strollers or motorized scooters.

DINOSAURS - A Limited Time Exhibition

Travel through a prehistoric forest of roaring, rustling dinosaurs deep in the heart of the Zoo. You’ll take a winding path through our Maryland Wilderness to experience up-close encounters with life-size, animatronic dinosaurs like velociraptors, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex, and more, created by Dino Don Inc. The fully robotic creatures move their heads, arms, tails, and even spit water!

Along your journey, we’ll help you spot the connections between animals at the Zoo and these prehistoric beasts. Learn how these fascinating creatures moved, hunted, and reared their young in many of the same ways our animals do today. This limited exhibition runs through December 4th and tickets are $6 for entry ($5 for Zoo Members).

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Zoo Experiences

Zoo Experiences bring you even closer to the animals. From Penguin Encounters to goat brushing at Goat Corral, explore what the Zoo has to offer!

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Wild Things Gift Shop

Take home a souvenir from the Zoo’s Wild Things Gift Shop, open all Zoo hours until the last guest exits the park. Plush animals, toys, apparel, gifts, books and more – all with a wildlife conservation theme. You may also inquire at the gift shop for stroller and wheelchair rentals.

NEW! Purchase a souvenir online from the Zoo’s Wild Things Gift Shop.

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Face Painting

little girl with parrot face paint.

Don’t just see wildlife, be wildlife with amazingly lifelike face painting at the Zoo! Face painting, provided by Not Just Faces, is $8 for half face and $12 for full face. You can find this attraction at Zoo Central on weekends only in April, May, September and October, weather permitting, and daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.