March can bring wintry weather and snowstorms. As spring arrives, the melting snows water the earth allowing new plant growth. This is important for crop and livestock farmers. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore invites Baltimore families to the farmyard this month to learn about Maryland farming.
Maryland Farms Awareness Day
On Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is hosting Maryland Farms Awareness Day, a program suitable for families and children of all ages, at the Maryland Wilderness Farmyard exhibit.
Maryland Farms Awareness Day is free with paid admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and free to Zoo members. No registration is required.
Learn the importance of domesticated animals on Maryland farms, and how small- and large-scale agriculture affects conservation efforts. According to the Maryland Zoo, “training demos, sheep shearing and enrichment activities will run throughout the day in the Farmyard”. Education stations will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What You Need to Know
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is located in Druid Hill Park near the downtown area (click here for directions). Parking is free.
Regular Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from March through December. Admission is $16.50 for adults (12-64), $13.50 for seniors (64+), and $11.50 children (2-11). Children 2 and under are admitted free.
Winter Zoo hours are (January-February) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday through Monday. Admission is $8.25 for adults (12-64), $6.75 for seniors (64+), and $5.75 children (2-11). Children 2 and under are admitted free.
Paid memberships are available, which includes free entrance, discounts, VIP events, and more (click here for details).
Join Maryland Farms Awareness Day at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have a great day!
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217