Zoo Hours

The Zoo is open rain or shine! We are closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Regular Season Hours (March – December)

Daily: 10 AM – 4 PM

Winter Season Hours (January – February)

Friday – Monday: 10 AM – 4PM


Save time and money by purchasing in advance.

NOTE: The Zoo has switched to a timed ticketing program. All visitors should read the Zoo guidelines before arrival.

Special Offers

Make the most of your Zoo visit and receive the best value with membership or ZooMore.




Free, unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase — pays for itself within two visits.


(Adults, Children, and Seniors)

$36 at the gate

Admission for one person + DINOSAURS entry+ unlimited train and carousel rides for the day


General Admission Tickets

BUY ONLINE AND SAVE! When you purchase your tickets in advance, save $2 on the gate price.


(Ages 12-64)

$26 at the gate


(Ages 65+)

$23 at the gate


(Ages 2-11)

$22 at the gate

Additional Ticket Information

  • Parking is always FREE

Gift Zoo Tickets


Zoo Even More…
Make Memories and connections with animals.

Have a close encounter with amazing animals at a Zoo experience. With opportunities to meet and greet animals like endangered African penguins and Maryland-native river otters, there’s something for every animal lover.

Explore Experiences

Admission Ticket Guidelines:

  • Reserved timed entry tickets are strongly recommended. Save time and money by purchasing in advance.
  • The last entry time is at 2:00 pm and the Zoo closes at 4:00 pm daily.
  • Purchased tickets are valid for a year from the date of purchase.
  • DinoMORE tickets are for admission, DINOSAURS entry, and unlimited rides on the train and carousel. Rides are weather permitting.
  • Tickets cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.
  • Tickets may be rescheduled up to 48 hours in advance and are subject to a rescheduling fee (fee waived for members!). Please email tickets@marylandzoo.org with your order number to reschedule.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded for any reason, including weather.