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Surround yourself with exotic flora, blooming plants, flowers and native wildlife far away from the urban cityscape. You will find the real gems of the wild world in the Maryland Zoo. The Maryland Zoo allows you to feed giraffes and monkeys and shares a great deal about animal conservation.
A day with fun in the Maryland Zoo
The 'African Journey' is the largest area of the zoological park which exhibits a wide range of African originated animals including white stork, sitatunga, cheetah, African leopard, and elephants. It allows you to explore a cave, jump across lily pads, climb into giant bird nests and watch otters swimming over their heads.
Polar Bear watch is the limelight of the Maryland Zoo. It also exhibits bears, eagles, ravens, foxes and owls along with exotic species of Arctic birds and mammals. A tour of thirty minutes on foot through the building will allow you to look at the bear dens, the food being prepared in the kitchen area along with video surveillance. The guide will explain how the bears are cared for and managed and the status of polar and grizzly bears in the wild. You must reserve your tickets at least a month before. It is available from February to October for all the days except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Minimum age required for exploring this fantastic interaction is eight years.
Have a look at the endangered Penguins. The Maryland Zoo features 'Penguin Coast' exhibit which allows you to see the penguins. African black-footed penguins and white-breasted cormorants fascinate gaggles of tourists. A tour of thirty minutes is enough to cover the area. It Allows a group of maximum eight people on tour. You can visit it between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from January to October and at 2:00 pm in November and December.
A long tour and consistent walking will surely give you a great appetite. The Maryland Zoo offers delicious food and refreshing beverages. If you love BBQ, then you must visit the 'Railway Express' located in the central food court of the zoo. Ask for a family pack or grab a slice of pepperoni and cheese at 'Pizza Depot.' Make sure to order beer or some sort of cold beverage as it goes well along with the pizza. Do not forget to try grilled soft pretzels with hand spun cotton candy and freshly made popcorn at 'Bait Snack.' Treat yourself to a grilled hot dog and relax on the spacious deck of 'Oasis Café'.
How to Get Tickets?
Book the tickets through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Children under the age of two years get free entry.
How To Get Around?
Explore Belgrade Zoo on foot.
What Should I Wear?
Pack the apparels according to your choice. You can prefer pastel colour outfits and match them with the dark shade bottoms. Dark jeans and pants with a camisole and button-down shirt will also look good. Wear comfortable shoes. Carry plenty of winter outfits and warm clothes if you are travelling in December and January. In addition to these, you can also pack an umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, a scarf and a sling bag for keeping essentials. Carry sanitisers, tissues, and personal care products with you.
Best Time to Visit
The Maryland Zoo opens at 10:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. If you want to feed the giraffes a leafy bunch of browse, then visit between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from Friday to Sunday. June to August are the best months for exploring Baltimore with pleasant climate and peaceful surroundings. But you need to pre-book your hotels and tickets as these months feature massive tourist crowd.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour.
How To Get There?
Baltimore can be reached through airplane, car, bus or train. You can board the flight for Baltimore Washington International Airport. It will take less than half an hour to reach the destination spot. The Maryland Zoo is thirteen miles away from the city airport. You can also travel by bus as it is considered the most economical way of getting in. Grab the train for Penn Station of Charles Street in Midtown. The zoological park is situated next to it at a distance of six minutes. Moreover, getting around in Baltimore is easy. You can take public transits for exploring the tourist sites. Hiring self-driven vehicles offers a leisure trip. Do not forget to experience the unique ride on 'Water Taxi.' You can also walk to explore nearby attractions.
Carry a water bottle with you throughout the excursion. Be punctual. Arrive early to avoid skipping any part. Follow the park rules for a comfortable outing. The park prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Do not feed the animals without permission. Teasing, harming and disturbing the zoo animals is a punishable offence. It also restricts carrying bags eatables. The zoological park allows photography, but it should not disturb or hamper the animals.