We love wintry visits to the zoo. Crowds are light. Polar Bears are active. Thirst for fresh air quenched.

This January and February, the Maryland Zoo is offering discounted admission for EVERYONE. That’s right, you can get into the zoo for just $10/person. Open every Friday – Monday from 10 AM – 4 PM, the zoo will have a limited collection of animals on display since some have already been moved indoors for cold weather season.

From their website:

The Zoo’s limited collection of winter animal displays includes all primates housed indoors at the Chimpanzee Forest along with the Panamanian golden frogs, lemurs and crocodiles. Penguins, flamingos and the Zoo’s Arctic animals – polar bears, arctic fox, raven and bald eagle – will still be on exhibit as well. You can also expect to see reptiles and mammals in the cave and tree exhibits near the marsh aviary. The giraffes will also be on exhibit daily in the winter, either indoors or outdoors depending on temperatures. Finally, lions may be out and about, once again, depending on what the weather does.

So pack up the kids for a wintry zoo walk. Then head to your favorite cafe to warm up with a cup of cocoa.

Trust us. The post-cold-zoo naptime is worth it.