Programs Open to the Public

*Open Play & Jungle Express dates are subject to change. Please double check schedule before coming in.

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Our public programs are dependent on Birthday party schedules.  Please check back for more weekend times periodically as we may add more last minute programs.




Outdoor Gold Rush Open Play

10:30-12:00pm Wednesdays in the Summer June 14th-Sept 6th  (EXCEPT JULY 5th)

$10 per child, adults are free

Relive the California Gold Rush… Hot summer? no problem! Head outdoors to our EcoAdventures “Water Stop Sleuice” and fossil dig. Wear your bathing suits and get wet while panning for gold…or fools gold in this case.  Identify real fossils such as marine creatures, shark teeth, precious stones, and artifacts from Civilizations of the past! Meet some dessert animals along the way Then go to the trading post where kids can trade in some of their findings for goodies….Catch the Gold fever at EcoAdventures.

RSVP required. 410-987-1300


Indoor Open Play

Don’t stay cooped up at home when you can get a little WILD with our cool creatures (CROCS, SNAKES, & LIZARDS, OH MY! –and many more). Come discover our new Open Play times which are recommended for preschoolers or early elementary age children. Play times are unstructured (without the formal presentation that we offer at a Jungle Express) and include: arts&crafts, discovery tables, dress up center, puppet theater,  fossil dig, puzzles, books, toys, hula hoops, scooters and more!  Our amazing animals are ALWAYS on display and there will be a LIVE animal interaction (a staff member will bring an animal around for children to meet and touch).  Small moon bounce is available for groups of 5 or more.
$10 per child.  Please note that Open Plays are the only family programs where adults are free. Any participating child (touching animals/play) regardless of age is subject to pay the  fees.  May use Open Discovery Vouchers.  
No need to RSVP, just swing on by…SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!

Open Play Schedule: 

Monday July 3rd and July 7th 1-3pm 

Jungle Express


Got no time but want to check us out? Drop-in and interact with some of our animals in an exciting 40 minute program. From snakes, to gators, lizards, turtles, hedgehog, or glow in the dark scorpions or even feed an animal-it’s different every time. After the program, take some time to look at our animals on exhibits. Jungle Express is recommended  for ages 3 1/2 – 100!  This is a 45 minute animal presentation.  For younger children we recommend the Open Playtime (see above).


Reservations required! $9 per person (adults and children). May use Open Play vouchers.  410-987-1300

Jungle Express Schedule

June-August 2017 Every Tues and Thurs 10-11am 

July 3rd ,  and  6th, 7th 10:30-11:30 am

Closed   July 4th- Happy 4th!

  $9 per person  RSVP required in the summer 410-987-1300

*check back every two weeks for weekend times (dependent on bday party bookings)  

*Don’t see a date or time you are looking for? Schedule your own PRIVATE Feeding Frenzy or Jungle Express. See Feeding Frenzy description for information and prices.

Feeding Frenzy!


Want a private, behind the scenes tour of EcoAdventures where you can feed and interact with some of our most beloved animals? Call to reserve your time for a Feeding Frenzy! $25 per person (2 person minimum, 3+ people $20 per person). This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to experience EcoAdventures in a more private setting with just you and your friends or family, led by one of our animal keepers.