Plumpton Park Zoo
1416 Telegraph Road
Rising Sun, MD  21911
(410) 658-6850

This fine zoo located in Maryland's beautiful Cecil County is home to more than 300 animals of over 80 different species. Visitors can see and learn about a wide range of mammals, birds, and reptiles, from prairie dogs to giraffes, and everything in between. Monkeys and apes, a mountain lion and black bear, bison, camels, antelope, alligators, crocodiles, and more reside can be seen.

The 110-acre Plumpton Park Zoo is relatively new. It began as a small, private collection of animals and evolved into a zoo in late 1986 due to strong public demand.

The Zoo offers a variety of family programs and events. One is the popular Summer Safari, a series of week-long educational programs presented during the summer. Kids and parents actually get to handle the smaller animals. Fund raisers and an animal "adoption" program allow the public to become involved in caring for the animals.

School Groups of all ages can participate in Guided Tours and classroom instruction (depends on staff availability). Teachers can call to arrange a program.

Hours: Hours are weather permitting. Admission ends one hour prior to closing. Open April thru September, 10am - 4pm weekdays and 10am - 4pm weekends. Open from late fall through early winter for reduced days/hours and closed from about December through March. Please call for details or visit the Zoo's official site (linked above).
Adults $10.95 Children 4 - 12 $6.95 Children under 4 FREE
Seniors $8.95 Members FREE
Groups: Group discount available. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance. Call or reserve online (official website above).
Lunch: Food concessions and picnic areas available.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-95 Maryland exit 100, for Rt. 272 North (Rising Sun).  Proceed Rt. 273 West.  1 mile to Zoo.

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