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.
Saturday, March 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by March 26 at 4:00 pm, walk-ins welcome if space available.
Saturday, October 3, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by October 1 at 4:00 pm, walk-ins welcome if space available.
Girl Scout Workshops
Where: Programs meet in the education building across from main zoo entrance.
Fee: $12 per girl, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Additional parents and chaperones must pay $5.00 zoo admission fee.
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.
Girl Scouts: Earth's Endangered (Girl Scout Juniors)
Saturday, April 4, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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. Program meets most requirements for the Brownies Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4). Pre-registration strongly suggested by March 31, walk-ins welcome if space available.
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
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 Behavior Studies
Saturday, March 21, 9:30am - 11:00am
Become an animal behaviorist for the day and put your observation skills to the test. Learn how zoologists study animals and complete a study of your own.
Animal Health and Veterinary Care
Saturday, April 18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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 all 4 sessions for a discount: Zoo Members: $25/student | Non-Members: $35/student
To Register: Email Education@BrandywineZoo.org.