Polar Bears at the Maryland Zoo in Winter

Brrr...... It's cold outside. What better time to head over and say hello to the polar bears at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore? 

Sam and I spent a week learning about polar bears! Hearing her tell me she needed more blubber, while she shivered, was well worth the trip! The Polar Bear exhibit far exceeded my expectations. I was researching polar bears and kept finding information about the Churchill Tours. I'll admit, I daydreamed about taking Sam there, before the bears disappear. We settled on the Baltimore Zoo. As we approached the polar bear exhibit I realized there was no need to head to Canada, the zoo brought Churchill to us! 

The exhibit houses a Tundra Buggy Observation Area. Sam was able to board the buggy and check out the polar bears from above. 
She could sit in the seats, drive the bus, watch polar bear videos, and even explore polar bear bones. Did you know that counting the rings in a polar bear's tooth with tell you the age of the bear? One of the many interesting facts we learned while exploring. 

The polar bear zoo keeper even has "chat times" during the day. We were lucky enough to catch him while he was out and Sam was able to ask as many questions as she wanted. The keeper was so patient with her and even pointed out parts of the polar bear sitting next to him, behind the glass. 


After our time with the polar bears we headed over to explore the penguins and see the bats in the caves. Thankfully both exhibits were indoors and allowed us to escape the frigid air.
The play equipment was operating and Sam was able to slide down the giant tree slide with her grandpa. 
Many of the summer animals (giraffes, lions) were indoors and unavaliable during the winter. If you're hoping to see all the animals, head back during the summer. If you ever dreamed of going to Churchill head over and enjoy the chilly winter with the polar bears!

SCS Fast Facts:
- Stroller Friendly
- Indoor Eating Area
- Indoor Exhibits

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Prices and Hours:
Adult $18
Child $13
FREE Parking
Jan./Feb.-  Fridays- Mondays 10am - 4pm
March- December- Open Daily 10am - 4pm