Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo is the perfect place for your group’s next wild adventure. Whether your class is learning their ABCs or studying animal biology, they’ll be sure to leave the Zoo having learned something new! With more than 200 different species, many of which are endangered, the Zoo offers groups up close encounters with a wide variety of animals allowing them to experience some of the planet’s many diverse species. Now open, see the newest exhibit, Penguin Coast, featuring 70+ African penguins in a state-of-the-art habitat that includes underwater viewing.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.

School

Maryland school groups are eligible to participate in the grant-funded field trip program, which provides free admission to students in the visiting class, free admission for the required chaperones, and a discounted admission rate for additional adults. Teachers are welcome to prepare for their field trip in advance with a free planning visit.

Teachers can enhance their field trips by booking a ZOOlab for their students. Through the use of science skills, students can learn about topics such as animal behavior, conservation, and zoo exhibit design. Custom programs may be available by request. The Zoo can also kick off your class visit with an outdoor, assembly-style Zoo Introduction program.

Pre-registered Maryland school groups qualify for FREE admission and special rates for extra adults.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Science, biology, zoology, conservation, animal adaptations, animal behavior, habitats, scientific method.

contact info
Name: Danielle Smith, School Programs Coordinator
Phone: 443-552-5300
Email: danielle.smith@marylandzoo.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee, Title I Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

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Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo is the perfect place for your group’s next wild adventure. Whether your class is learning their ABCs or studying animal biology, they’ll be sure to leave the Zoo having learned something new! With more than 200 different species, many of which are endangered, the Zoo offers groups up close encounters with a wide variety of animals allowing them to experience some of the planet’s many diverse species. Now open, see the newest exhibit, Penguin Coast, featuring 70+ African penguins in a state-of-the-art habitat that includes underwater viewing.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.

Scouts

Boy and Girl Scout groups can work on animal-related adventure loops and pins at the Maryland Zoo. They’ll enjoy learning about animals during Keeper Chats at exhibits, see animals up close in Creature and Penguin Encounters, and more. See our website for public events and special events offered throughout the year, including Scout Overnights.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Nature, science, biology, zoology, conservation, sustainability, animal adaptations, animal behavior, habitats.

contact info
Name: Group Sales Office
Phone: 443-552-5277
Email: groupsales@marylandzoo.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Mail, Fax, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo is the perfect place for your group’s next wild adventure. Whether your class is learning their ABCs or studying animal biology, they’ll be sure to leave the Zoo having learned something new! With more than 200 different species, many of which are endangered, the Zoo offers groups up close encounters with a wide variety of animals allowing them to experience some of the planet’s many diverse species. Now open, see the newest exhibit, Penguin Coast, featuring 70+ African penguins in a state-of-the-art habitat that includes underwater viewing.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.

Camp

Field trips at the Maryland Zoo are self-guided experiences to which a guided tour may be added for an additional fee. Larger groups may also register for one of the hands-on ZOOlab or Zoo Introduction programs (additional fee required). To learn more about focused, supplemental learning programs, see “Classes at the Zoo.”

contact info
Name: Education
Phone: 443-552-5300
Email: Education@marylandzoo.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 8:1. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Online.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Online.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Online. Registration: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo is the perfect place for your group’s next wild adventure. Whether your class is learning their ABCs or studying animal biology, they’ll be sure to leave the Zoo having learned something new! With more than 200 different species, many of which are endangered, the Zoo offers groups up close encounters with a wide variety of animals allowing them to experience some of the planet’s many diverse species. Now open, see the newest exhibit, Penguin Coast, featuring 70+ African penguins in a state-of-the-art habitat that includes underwater viewing.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.

Homeschool

Maryland homeschool groups are eligible to participate in the grant-funded free field trip program. Larger groups may also register for one of the hands-on ZOOlab or introduction programs to supplement their field trip visit. To learn more about focused, supplemental learning programs, see “Classes at the Zoo.”

Maryland homeschool groups qualify for FREE student admission and special rates for chaperones.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Science, biology, zoology, conservation, animal habitats, geography, history.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 443-552-5300
Email: fieldtrips@marylandzoo.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee, Financial Support Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

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