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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.

Carousel operations have been modified to account for social distancing and will be cleaned throughout the day, which may result in increased wait times. As always, please continue to follow all instructions, whether posted or verbally provided, by Zoo staff. For your health and comfort:

  • Masks required at all times.
  • Ride will be operating at a limited capacity.
  • Please use hand sanitizer before entering the ride area and upon exiting.
  • Follow the one-way arrows once inside the ride area.
  • Please practice social distancing from other groups.
  • Zoo staff are unable to provide assistance on and off the ride at this time.
Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride (Currently Closed)

train ride

as a precaution, This attraction is currently closed.

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). Please note: 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.

Do you have a train enthusiast in your life? Consider signing them up for our Train Engineer For A Day experience!

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.

Don’t miss the gift shop’s conservation corner. With every gift shop purchase, you can Round Up For Conservation, donating your change towards the Zoo’s conservation program that aims to save wildlife and protect wild places.

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

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