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The Maryland Zoo’s Main Valley: A Walk Through History
December 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$10 | Register
Join us for a special walking tour of the Maryland Zoo’s newly reopened historic Main Valley. Kirby Fowler, president of the Maryland Zoo, and Tony Azola, the restoration contractor who helped restore the Main Valley, will lead us as we explore the Zoo’s oldest section, which dates back to the 19th century. The Main Valley was closed to the public in 2004 and it served as the “back of house” for employees, while the antiquated cages became overgrown with vines and trees. The Zoo has just reopened the Main Valley as a walking path for guests, providing unique opportunities to learn more about the history of the Zoo and several of its historic landmarks, including iron-barred cages and other structures built when the Rogers Mansion was still a private residence. We hope you’ll join us to experience a walk through the past, which will showcase how far zoological organizations have come from menageries of exotic creatures to conservation centers for endangered species!
Due to Covid precautions, we are limiting space more than usual. All participants will be required to wear face masks and socially distance during the tour.