The zoo is open year round but their hours vary depending on the season. From March through December they are open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM. January and February they are open Friday through Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM. They are closed on major holidays.
You will find The Maryland Zoo located in the gorgeous Druid Hill Park district which is less than 10 minutes from downtown Inner Harbor. There is plenty of free parking available, although you may need to do some walking on very busy & crowded days.
When visiting the zoo you will see all kinds of different animals. You will find mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Here is a small representation of what you will see:
* Reptiles: Pythons, Rat Snakes, Crocodiles, Boa Constrictor, Snapping Turtles, Mud Turtles, Corn Snake, Box Turtles, Spotted Turtle, Northern Water Snake and more!
* Amphibians: Golden Frog, Mudpuppy, Eastern Hellbender, Eastern Newt and the African Bullfrog.
We live in south central Pennsylvania so it takes us less than 2 hours to drive to The Maryland Zoo. We love to make it a family day and round up the grandchildren, nieces and nephews and all head to the zoo for an afternoon of fun & family bonding.
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