Visitor Information, Hours & Fees

Members (with card) FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.)FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.)$5.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.)$7.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.)$5.00
Members (with card)FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.)FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.)$3.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.)$5.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.)$4.00
Due to limited visibility of some of our animals in the winter, the Zoo is Free December-February.
Visit once and you'll come back! Join now and come FREE all year.

The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The Zoo grounds cover 12 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River. The Zoo is open all year round.

The Brandywine Zoo is managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The Brandywine Zoo is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and is one of 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for the visitor and a better future for all living things.

Group Rates
If you're interested in visiting the zoo with your group, including camps, schools, day-cares, or other youth or adult groups, please visit our Group Visit information page if you're interested in visiting the zoo with your group or booking a non-curriculum based program.

If you would like a curriculum-based program for your group, visit our ZooSchool page.
March - October: Open daily* 10am to 4pm.
November - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Last Zoo admission is at 3:30pm.

*Please note the Zoo is closed on Christmas Day, and may close early for some evening special events.

Credit Cards Accepted

No Refunds or Rainchecks
We regret we cannot offer refunds or rain checks.

The Brandywine Zoo is wheel chair and stroller accessible.

Lost & Found
For lost children or personal articles or in the case of an emergency, visitors should go to the Admissions Building/Zootique Gift Shop. Phone inquiries, call 302-571-7788.

Parking & Directions
Parking is free to all. For more information, please visit Parking and Location.

During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Brandywine Zoo employee, contract photographer, and or the news media. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the Brandywine Zoo and its constituents.

For the Media
News and entertainment media wishing to visit the zoo grounds for interviews and/or photography must contact the main office in advance for arrangements. Call 302-571-7747 or visit our 'In the News' page.

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