Family & Home School Programs

Seeking an educational adventure for the whole family? Look no further than the Brandywine Zoo!

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We're broadening our educational programs to reach families with children of all ages!
Join us for ZooKids, ZooYoga, or one of our new Animal Science & Career Workshops!

Family programs include:
Click here for our events calendar to see upcoming programs.

For more information about these or other education programs, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209 or email

Due to material and space limitations, pre-registration may be required for some of our family programs. To register for one or more programs, please call 302-571-7788 ext. 209 or CLICK HERE to fill out the online registration form.

EdZOOcation Program Guide
DOWNLOAD our EdZOOcation program guide for teachers to find out more about our school programs. This guide features tours, outreach (Traveling Zoo) and student workshops.

Family Programs
Join us for one of our fun, upcoming family-friendly programs! All family programs are held in the Education Building, across the street from the main entrance of the zoo, unless otherwise noted. For more information, email us at

Ages 2-7 years old
Weekly on Saturdays in February, Time: 9:00am - 10:00am. Classes held in the Education Building.

Come get bendy, during our OM'ing Otters animal yoga class. Learn to challenge your body during this energy releasing yoga class. Go upside down, play games, dance and take yoga adventures around the world! This class helps to strengthen kids' growing muscles. One parent or caregiver welcome per child. Extra adults or children must pay registration fee.

Class Specifics: Adults not required during this class for children 2-7, but are welcomed; fee includes one adult per child. Fee includes zoo admission, but not all classes may include a zoo visit.

4 Class Package
Zoo Members: $40, Drop-in rate $12/class  | Non-Members: $52, Drop-in rate $14/class

DATES: Spring dates to come!

Science & Career Workshops
Ages 8 and up
Adults are not required to attend this program, but paid adults are welcome to join us. NOTE: Science & Career Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.

Brandywine Zoo offers a variety of career-focused workshops for pre-teens and teens interested in working with animals. Join us at an upcoming workshop focusing on one of the following topics:

Animal Health and Veterinary Care
Saturday, April 18, 1:30pm - 3pm
It takes a lot to take care of exotic animals. Their health at the zoo is a primary issue as animals age, have young, or develop special conditions. Find out what it means to practice veterinary care in an exotic setting?

Zoo Members: $8/student | Non-Members: $10/student
Register for 4 or more sessions and save $5 off your total fee.

To Register: Email

Held at various times throughout the year, from Spring Opening to Breakfast with Santa, we have a variety of upcoming programs! Visit our Special Events page for more information.

Bring your homeschool group to the Brandywine Zoo for one of our many family programs and workshops listed above. We additionally have special events for school groups throughout the school year, as well as Discovery Tours (groups of 15 or more) and Traveling Zoos available (we unfortunately do not visit private residences with our outreach programs).

Click here for our events calendar to see upcoming programs.

Special Events for School Groups
Ages 3 and up, families, schools, homeschools and more!
Brandywine Zoo hosts several special events that are geared toward school groups and families of all ages. Fee: Free with paid admission! School Groups MUST register with the Education Department for access to all event activities.

School events:
Earth Day for Schools
Friday, April 24, 10am - 12:30pm
Rain/Overflow Date: Monday, April 27, 10am - 12:30pm

Endangered Species Day
Friday, May 15, 10am - 12:30pm
Rain/Overflow Date: Monday, May 18, 10am - 12:30pm

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