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 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
Address: 1 Safari Place, Baltimore, MD 21217. Baltimore City. 
 
Tel: 410-396-7102. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.
 
SCHOOLS
School groups can take themed self-guided Zoo Treks or enjoy guided programs at the Maryland Zoo. Field trips can start off with an outdoor assembly featuring an Animal Ambassador before moving onto ZooLab sessions. ZooLabs allow students to learn about animal health, try animal training techniques, collect data on penguins, and more. The zoo also offers guided tours focused on conservation for college groups, which are customizable at an additional fee. Pre-registered Maryland school groups qualify for FREE admission and special rates for chaperones. Teachers are welcome to prepare for their field trip with a free planning visit. Learn more about field trips
 
Contact Info 
Contact: Education Department, 443-552-5300, fieldtrips@marylandzoo.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-College. 
  
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: Science, biology, zoology, conservation, animal adaptations, animal behavior, habitats, scientific method.
 
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 in the exhibits, see animals up close in Creature and Penguin Encounters, and more. Activity sheets are available to enhance your scout group’s learning experience. Scout groups are also welcome to enjoy events at the zoo such as Animal Craft Safari. Learn more about scout visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, 443-552-5277, groupsales@marylandzoo.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Mail, Fax, Email.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.
Topics Covered: Nature, science, biology, zoology, conservation, sustainability, animal adaptations, animal behavior, habitats.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool students can enjoy free visits to the zoo or participate in homeschool classes for children 5-12 years of age. Classes are one or two sessions long, focusing on conservation through interactive learning and town-hall format discussion. Sessions teach homeschoolers about conservation issues, how humans affect animal habitats, and how they can help save animals. Learn more about homeschool programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Education Department, 443-552-5300, fieldtrips@marylandzoo.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 50-90 minutes. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Science, biology, zoology, conservation, animal habitats, geography, history.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

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. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue