EDUCATION

Boy & Girl Scout Programs

Experience the great outdoors, wildlife education, and fun scouting programs at the Brandywine Zoo!

Join us with your troop or pack for one of our fun Scout programs. These programs offer boy and girl scouts the opportunity to work toward badge requirements for a variety of animal, nature, and outdoors-focused badges! Or, join us for one of our new Science and Career workshops, open to any youth!

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Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo
Enjoy a morning or evening at the zoo designated for scouts and their families! Registered participants for this program get to enjoy special early admission to the zoo before it opens to the public! There will be games, crafts, and activities all geared toward scout requirements. Brandywine Zoo patches will be available for purchase. This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather.

Fee: $10/person, includes scouts, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 scouts registered. DOWNLOAD our registration form for Scout Day.

Fall Date:
Saturday, October 3, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by October 1 at 4:00 pm, walk-ins welcome if space available.

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Girl Scout Workshops
Where: Education building
Fee: $12 per girl, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Additional parents and chaperones must pay $5.00 or $7.00 (depending on fee season).

To Register: Please email Education@BrandywineZoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. NOTE: Girl Scout Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants. Overflow dates may be created if the below dates sell out.

Girl Scouts Daisies and Brownies: Animals and Me
Saturday, November 7, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

From mild to wild, different animals have different needs. Learn about what animals make better pets than others and how to best care for them. Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. NOTE: Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Deadline for registration is November 4.

Girl Scout Juniors Earth's Endangered
Sunday, November 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at the Brandywine Zoo to learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. NOTE: Program meets most requirements for the Brownies Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4). Pre-registration strongly suggested. Deadline for registration is November 18.

Girl Scouts Daisies and Brownies: Animals and Me
Saturday, December 5, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

From mild to wild, different animals have different needs. Learn about what animals make better pets than others and how to best care for them. Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. NOTE: Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Deadline for registration is December 2.



Programs for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
Experience the Brandywine Zoo with your Scouts for a program designed to help your scouts meet badge requirements. These unique programs will help your scouts to experience wildlife and discover the natural all while earning badge requirements at the zoo!

Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. One free leader per troop/pack. Additional parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.

To Register:
Please email
Education@BrandywineZoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. NOTE: Girl Scout Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.

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Twilight Tours
Take a guided after-hours tour through the zoo with an educator who will discuss nocturnal animal adaptations as you and your scouts tour the zoo. Scouts will meet some animals up close and personal as we learn all about how some animals are better adapted for the nighttime. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about your favorite nocturnal animals!

Availability: Twilight Tours are available seasonally. Please email for availability. Programs are 2 hours, typically from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays but schedule adjustments may be available upon request. NOTE: Scout Programs require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.

Fee: $15 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and light snack. One free leader admitted for every 10 scouts. Additional parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.

Pair this program with your boy or girl-scout group's meeting and use our education building as an indoor meeting location for an additional $50.

To Book a program: Please email Education@BrandywineZoo.org.


Science & Career Workshops
Ages 8 and up
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Zoo Members: $8/student | Non-Members: $10/student
Adults are not required to attend this program, but paid adults are welcome to join us.

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 Nutrition
  • Training Animals
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Population Management
  • Zoo Keeping 101
  • Animal Enrichment
  • Veterinary Care
  • Animal Husbandry
For full list of upcoming workshops and dates, please visit our Family Programs & Youth Workshops page or Calendar of Events.

To Register: Email Education@BrandywineZoo.org.

Scout Groups can attend a workshop as a group, if space is available and they pre-register, or they may book an individual workshop (topics may be limited) if scheduling allows. NOTE: Career & Animal Science Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.



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