Living in the DC area offers a chance to go to the National Zoo- which is amazing- however an hour away lies the Baltimore Zoo- incredible place in its own right.
The Baltimore zoo is on a smaller scale than some of the other zoos I have attended, however it is quiet amazing. The childrens zoo offers a petting area with goats, that you can brush. There is a two story barn that has a slide built into the Silo. (it says for ages 5-12 but my daughter and her friend both 2.5 LOVED it. The children's zoo area also has a swamp poond you can walk through, with lily pads in the water to step on. There were birds swimming in the water, with different species around us. As you proceed down the path you Come across large tree stumps and inside of them are the different small animal, insects, and reptile exhibits. One of the tree stumps offers a HUGE slide from the top.
The food was decent, not terribly priced, the carousel was only $3 per ride per person.
The penguin exhibit was incredible. and we were able to watch them up close swim and play.
If you are in the metro DC area, this zoo is not to be misses!
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