Special prices for a winter zoo visit

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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is giving out a holiday gift this month, a discount on December tickets — that gets even better in January.

Zoo winter1WVisit the zoo anytime this holiday season and admission is just $12. Santa will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can visit Santa, create Christmas crafts and listen to carolers in the Penguin Education Center.

The Zoo will also have modified hours in January and February and will be open for visitors Friday through Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission during January and February is $10 per person. Children under 2 and zoo members are free.

The zoo will resume 7-day-a-week operations and regular ticket pricing on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Regular ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for children.

Visit the Maryland Zoo website or Facebook page for up-to-date information on the zoo in the winter, as well as possible weather-related closings.