Hop over to Penguin Coast

The Maryland Zoo is home to over 100 African penguins – and with that kind of roster, there’s bound to be some drama. Nestled into the idyllic backdrop of Penguin Coast, the Zoo’s most-watched residents get real as they navigate the ups and downs of friendship, courtship, and feeding time. 

With personalities like these, you’ll never guess waddle happen next. 

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ZooMORE is our best value ticket!



Ages 2 and older
Admission for one person + unlimited train and carousel rides
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Ages 12-64
General admission for one adult
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Ages 65+
General admission for one senior
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Ages 2-11
General admission for one child
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African penguins standing near water
Your Ticket Includes:
  • A full day to explore awe-inspiring habitats like Penguin Coast
  • The opportunity to meet over 100 African penguins, plus mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and more
  • Interactive keeper chats and daily African penguin feedings
  • Access to train and carousel rides and special animal experiences like Penguin Encounters ($)
  • FREE parking
  • The warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you’re supporting a local nonprofit dedicated to African penguin conservation

Zoo Members Save the Most

Basic memberships pay for themselves in less than two visits!

best value!

Membership starting at $69

  • Unlimited visits
  • Discounts on rides, attractions, and special events like Breakfast with the Penguins
  • Discounts on guest passes and zoo merchandise
  • Special member mornings and other exclusive programming

Join our herd for a whole year of visits and more member-exclusive benefits. It’s a great way to save the most on multiple trips to the Zoo while supporting our wildlife conservation mission too.

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juvenile penguin

You Make Our Mission Possible

When you buy a ticket to the Zoo or become a member, you support our wildlife conservation mission. The Maryland Zoo is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people with the wonder of our living world.