We love a good zoo here at Family Days Out! Salisbury Zoo is no exception, and you can spend hours looking around the beautiful and cute animals that come all the way from North and South America, and even Australia (g'day mate!) to see you!
They offer a great blend of information and education as kids wander the park, and they even get a chance to interact and participate with some of the animals.
Ever seen a herd of bison roaming together? It might remind you of the days of Native Americans wandering the plains with them nearby! Or perhaps you want to check out the sweet little prairie dogs - can you find them when they hide underground? Perhaps, if you can hear that cute squeaking noise they make!
Kids can learn what an Ocelot is, and even a Rhea, or watch the friendly river otters play!
They zoo also host a number of events throughout the year which kids always love, from Story Time every Tuesday for kids 3 - 5, as well as educational programs such as Home School experiences which are 4 minutes long and held on the first Thursday and third Thursday of the month. A great way for kids to learn about the different mammals and reptiles they have in the park!
They also offer guided and self-guided tours, as well as theme-specific classroom programs and animals presentations. What's great - if your school can't make it to the zoo, the zoo can come to you!
If you want a super cool and different holiday, you can Bunk With The Beasts for a fun camping adventure!
The Beastro, open April through September, serves pizza, soft pretzels, french fries and ice cream, as well as drinks, chips and snacks.
Healthy Eating The very cleverly named Beastro doesn't fry any of its food!
If you are coming from Rt. 50 West, take this into Salisbury and make a sight onto Rt. 13 S. Take the very next left which is East Main Street, then right on to Snow Hill Road. The next left is South Park Drive, and the zoo is on the left. If you are coming from Rt. 50 E, turn left onto Civic Ave, and make a right at the end. The next left is Memorial Plaza, an the zoo is down the hill on the right.
The education department have a great Wildlife Encounter stage presentation of three different animals which can be tailored to your specific theme of study, and can be scheduled year round. They also have great home-school programs, as well as guided tours. You can ask about pricing and group limitations when you have a chat with them about your needs.
There is an Ocelot Spot Gift Shop where you can buy a number of plush toys, t-shirts, hats, fair trade items and jewelry to take home and remind you of your adventure!
Thanks to a generous gift from Mary Cameron the Zoo is able to provide a limited number of devices, such as wheelchairs, to assist individuals whose disabilities might otherwise limit their opportunity to visit the Zoo. Individuals may call the Zoo at 410-548-3188 for more information.
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Open daily 9am - 4:30pm
Open year round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days
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