Family Fun in Baltimore MD

If your looking for an affordable family fun day in Baltimore, Maryland. Look no further than the Maryland Zoo located in Druid Hill Park, less than ten minutes from Baltimore’s”s downtown Inner Harbor. Not only are the prices affordable the parking is free. They are open every day 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. Closed Thanksgiving and December 15 through March 13. You may also purchase your tickets on-line for a web only special pricing. These tickets are the general ticket price for weekdays and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If you purchase your tickets at the gate it will cost a little more on sat. and sun. Ticket prices Monday through Friday are as follows.

Adults $11.00 ages 12-64 Sat. & Sun. $15.00

child $9.00 ages 2-12 Sat. & Sun. $11.00

senior $10.00 ages 65 and over Sat. & Sun. $12.00

The Maryland Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country. Some of the first residents of the zoo were donated by citizens and were swans. Today the zoo is composed of 160 acres and is home to more than 1,500 birds. You will also find mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. All of the animals are displayed to represent their natural habitat.

Some of the guest amenities are strollers and non-motorized wheel chairs for a nominal fee. They also have a food/refreshment concession area, but you are welcome to pack a picnic and enjoy the picnic tables/eating areas located throughout the Zoo. You may also want to visit the gift shop, and pick up a souvenir.

The Zoo also offers some attractions that require a nominal fee.

1. The Carousel is a ride that children of all ages can enjoy.

2. Camel rides cost $5.00 per person.

3. Feed a Giraffe for $2.00.

4. The Tram services is free and will transport you to the center of the zoo to begin you day of fun.

You can also plan your birthday party at the zoo. They offer group rates and your group must consist of 15 or more people to receive a discount. Scout or special needs groups must have 10 or more people to receive a discount.

Visiting the Maryland Zoo is the perfect way to have a fun with your family. After being inside all winter who wouldn’t enjoy being outside watching the beautiful animals enjoying their natural habitat. what a wonderful way to share the learning experience with your young children. I am sure there is something there for the young and the old to enjoy. So get on-line today and buy your tickets you can use them when ever you choose. My granddaughter is three and this is on my list of places to go this year.