Special Events

Events are free with paid admission unless otherwise noted.

JUNE

SIP & STROLL

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 5-7:30PM

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES!

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options.

This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages!  Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Drink tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or snack bar for $6.

MEMBERS: Adult $5, Children $3, Children under 3 FREE
NON-MEMBERS: Adults $10, Children $7, Children under 3 FREE

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

Pride Day

Saturday, June 22, 10am-3pm

The Brandywine Zoo proudly celebrates the diversity of our plants & animals, staff, visitors, and community with our fourth annual Pride Day event! Wear your pride gear to the zoo for a fun day of education programming, a scavenger hunt, storytime, and more!

Event is included with regular zoo admission.

Brandywine Zoo Pride Day

JULY

SIP & STROLL

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 5-7:30PM

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES!

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options.

This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages!  Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Drink tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or snack bar for $6.

MEMBERS: Adult $5, Children $3, Children under 3 FREE
NON-MEMBERS: Adults $10, Children $7, Children under 3 FREE

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

Prehistoric Times

SATURDAY, JULY 13 & JULY 14, 10AM-3PM

GO A LITTLE WILD IN PREHISTORIC TIMES AT THE BRANDYWINE ZOO. Learn about some of the ancient ancestors of your favorite animals at the zoo, and step into the world of prehistoric Delaware. Get a special sneak peek at the upcoming Permian Monsters exhibit from our partners at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, experience the Zoo’s Jurassic Winds air-flow tube, visit with special guests from the Edelman Fossil Park and Museum and the Iron Hill Science CenterMore details to come.

Prehistoric Times at the Brandywine Zoo

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 5-7PM

Special evening hours with a reduced admission fee of $2. Enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 soft drinks.

MEMBERS: Free
NON-MEMBERS: $2, Children under 3 FREE

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE FOR THIS EVENT!

Family Fun Night at the Brandywine Zoo

AUGUST

SIP & STROLL

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 5-7:30PM

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES!

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options.

This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages!  Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Drink tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or snack bar for $6.

MEMBERS: Adult $5, Children $3, Children under 3 FREE
NON-MEMBERS: Adults $10, Children $7, Children under 3 FREE

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 5-7PM

Special evening hours with a reduced admission fee of $2. Enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 soft drinks.

MEMBERS: Free
NON-MEMBERS: $2, Children under 3 FREE

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE FOR THIS EVENT!

Family Fun Night at the Brandywine Zoo

SEPTEMBER

SIP & STROLL

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 5-7:30PM

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES!

Sip & Stroll through the zoo and enjoy a laid-back evening at our Thursday night happy hour series. Craft beer will be available from Bellefonte Brewing, in addition to wine, and hard cider/seltzer. Each Sip will feature a local food vendor, and unique table vendors for browsing. Plus, our concession stand will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options.

This family friendly event will have animal encounters, live music, and fun for all ages!  Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Drink tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or snack bar for $6.

MEMBERS: Adult $5, Children $3, Children under 3 FREE
NON-MEMBERS: Adults $10, Children $7, Children under 3 FREE

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

OCTOBER

Boo at the Zoo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10AM-3PM

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN ZOO-STYLE WITH THIS MERRY, NOT SCARY EVENT.
All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals. Plenty of treats and activities. Brandywine Zoo members receive a discount for this event! Tickets available at door and online. Online purchase recommended.

Members: $4 | Non-members: $8 | Children 2 and under: Free

Boo at the Zoo Brandywine Zoo

Spirits at the Zoo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 5:30-8:30PM

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN 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. Tickets include admission and entertainment. Drink and food purchases sold separately. Drink tickets are $6. Proceeds from the event benefit the Delaware Zoological Society of the Brandywine Zoo. The event will be held rain or moonshine. Strictly 21+ with valid ID required.

Members: $5 | Non-members: $10

Spirits at the Zoo Brandywine Zoo

DECEMBER

Santa at the Zoo

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 10AM-12:30PM

TAKE A PHOTO WITH SANTA AT THIS WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT!
Meet Santa, share your wishes, and get photos (you take with your camera) at this Winter Wonderland tradition at the Brandywine Zoo. Enjoy holiday activities and fun educational tables and vendors. Members MUST register for this event! Tickets available at the door and online. Online purchase recommended.

Members: $4 | Non-members: $8 | Children under 3 are Free

Santa at the Brandywine Zoo