Give a Brandywine Zoo Gift Certificate this holiday season!

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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

Friday, Dec. 17 @ 11am
BEHIND THE SCENES VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Check out staff areas the public never gets to see! We’ll stop by our commissary kitchen, hospital, and other areas at the Zoo.

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Friday, Jan. 14 @ 11am
ANIMALS IN WINTER VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Learn what animals do in the winter and how we care for our animals at Brandywine Zoo when it’s cold out!

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Wednesday, Feb. 2 @ 11am
GROUNDHOG DAY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
See which animals around the zoo cast a shadow and who’s waiting until spring to come out!

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Friday, Feb. 11 @ 11am
LOVE OF ANIMALS
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day celebration. We’ll learn who loves who in the animal kingdom, how animals communicate, and how they live together!

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ON-SITE PROGRAMS & EVENTS

FACIAL COVERING GUIDELINES
Face masks are be required indoors regardless of vaccination status.


Wednesdays: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 @ 9:15am OR Saturdays: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 @ 9:15am
LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS
Recommended for ages 3 -6
Join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 3-week mini series about animals, habitats, and nature play!

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Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 11 & 12, 10am-12pm
SANTA AT THE ZOO
Get your photos with Santa while enjoying a holiday treat, free hot chocolate and fun holiday activities!

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Saturday, Dec. 18, 12:30-2:30pm
MAKE & TAKE HOLIDAY GIFT WORKSHOPS
Join us for gift-making workshops where YOU create a one-of-a-kind gift that is environmentally friendly and hand-made.

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Friday, Dec. 31, 11am–12:15pm
NOON YEARS EVE
Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON!

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Membership Special

Toys for Tots!

Bring in a new, unwrapped toy thru Dec. 12 and receive a guest pass for a future visit!


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