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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 Delaware 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 and is one of over 240 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.


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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Thursdays through Sept. 29, 10:30am
STORY TIME
Join us Thursdays at 10:30am as we read and learn about animals. Each week will be a different book, so come back each week to read them all! Story Time will take place outdoors in the Wildlife Amphitheater.


Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5-7pm
SIP & STROLL
Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point.
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Saturday, October 1, 10am-4pm
MIGHTY MONARCH DAY
Come dressed in your best orange and black attire as we showcase monarch butterflies! Learn about the journey of this amazing endangered insect.
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Saturday, October 8, 9-10am
NEW! SENSORY HOUR
Enjoy the zoo for a quiet hour in the morning. Guests can experience the zoo with low crowds and sensory sensitive activity stations.
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Sundays, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20;
9:15-10am
LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS
Ages 2 to 5 year olds join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground to learn about animals, habitats, and nature play! Register for the entire series or individual classes.
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Friday, Oct. 21, Saturday, Oct. 22
& Sunday, Oct. 23, 10am-3pm
BOO AT THE ZOO
All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals at this merry, not scary, event. Plenty of treats and activities. Members DO NOT need to register for this event! Online purchase recommended.
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Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30-8pm
SPIRITS AT THE ZOO, 21+
Celebrate Halloween without the kids at the first SPIRITS AT THE ZOO for an evening of holiday revelry. Enjoy spooky cocktails and liquid libations, light nibbles, animal encounters, and bewitching entertainment after dark. Costumes are encouraged.
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SIP & STROLL
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5-7pm

Family Friendly Event for all ages!


MIGHTY MONARCH DAY
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-4pm

Come dressed in your best orange and black attire as we showcase monarch butterflies! Learn about the journey of this amazing endangered insect.

BOO AT THE ZOO
Friday, Oct. 21, Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23, 10am-3pm

Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event.

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