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Welcome to the Brandywine Zoo!

The Brandywine Zoo is located in Wilmington, Delaware, along the Brandywine River in beautiful Brandywine Park. The Zoo is open 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3:30pm).

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 Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and is one of over 200 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals!

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

June 1-September 4
Tuesdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 1:30pm
DIVERSITY STORY TIME
The Brandywine Zoo is thrilled to present our brand new Diversity Storytime series offered free all summer long!  (Ages 18 months – 7 years)

Saturday, July 17 @ 1:30pm: Thanks to the Animals

Tuesday, July 20 @ 10:30am & Saturday, July 24 @ 1:30pm: Tully and Me

Tuesday, July 27 @ 10:30am & Saturday, July 31 @ 1:30pm: Hank’s Big Day

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July 15 – August 14
Thursdays at 9:30am and Sundays at 10:30am
VIRTUAL SCIENCE CUBS
Calling all 3 to 5 year old animal lovers – join us for the wildest Pre-K series in town. In this 5 week session, kids will help us sort and group some of our animal friends by their fur, feathers, scales, and more!

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ON-SITE PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Facial Covering Guidelines
For the safety of the animals, face masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests. We ask that you wear a mask when around the animals and other guests.


 July 28, 5-7pm
SIP & STROLL
Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and/or Liquid Alchemy Beverages, as well as free ice cream from Hy-Point Farms. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Beer purchases sold separately.

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August 4 and August 18, 5-7pm
SIP & STROLL
Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and/or Liquid Alchemy Beverages, as well as free ice cream from Hy-Point Farms. Fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Beer purchases sold separately.

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August 14, 12-2pm
(Two 40-45 minute sets)
POLKA DOT RON @ THE ZOO
Kids’ & Family Entertainment
Treat everyone to some classic Ron Albanese – POLKA DOT! Ron can do his solo music and comedy show (story telling and tunes), “exercise dance” DJ party, and more! It’s energetic, colorful, and totally fun!

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Join Our Flock!

For a $50+ Donation to our Capital Campaign, a flamingo lawn ornament in your name will be displayed at the zoo entrance.


BE A ZOO EXPLORER!

Explore the zoo with your refillable Brandywine Zoo Explorers Backpack.


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Membership Offers a Broad Range of Benefits

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