Special Events are FREE with Zoo Admission, unless otherwise noted.


Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. Come dressed in a Halloween costume and trick-or-treat through the zoo!

For more information about Boo at the Zoo, click here.

Members: Free | Non-members: $5/person

Rain Date:  Sunday, October 21




Scout Night

Saturday, November 3, 4:15pm – 6:00pm

Enjoy an evening designed for scouts and their families!  Registered participants will enjoy games, crafts, and activities all geared toward scout requirements. Brandywine Zoo patches available for purchase. This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather. Pre-registration recommended. Deadline for registration is October 30.

Fee: $10/person; includes scouts, parents, leaders, siblings.


Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9, 9:00am – 10:00am

Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, and sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes bring your camera to take photos with Santa and some animal friends. Enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens and watch a few animals get their breakfast! Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. Pre-registration required as space is very limited for this event. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay program fee.

Members: $19 | Non-members: $22



Noon Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 11:00am – 12:15pm

Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON!  We’ll have games, crafts, a holiday atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider to sip on as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!)  Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Program fees will start being charged at Admission Gates at 10:00am.

Members: Free | Non-members: $5/person advanced registration