Special Events

Events are free with paid admission unless otherwise noted.

May

Member’s Night

Wednesday, May 18, 5-7pm

Join us at the Brandywine Zoo for our exclusive Member’s Night party featuring free sundaes from Woodside Creamery, fun airbrush tattoos, animal encounters, and more!

The Delaware Contemporary     


Spring Plant Sale

May 28 – 30 | 10am – 2pm

Buying native plants is a  great way to support the pollinators that visit your home!

Luckily, we have a plant sale this month for that very reason. Stop by the zoo front gate (zoo admission is not required) to purchase a 6-pack of butterfly weed, cardinal flower, and black-eyed Susan plant plugs for $30.

Bees, butterflies, and songbirds will enjoy the pollen, nectar, and seeds the colorful flowers produce.  There will also be seed bombs and rain barrels available. Your generosity helps fund the many conservation programs in which the zoo participates!

       

June

Brew at the Zoo 2022

Friday, June 3, 5:30-8:30pm
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

LIVELY, AFTER HOURS FUNDRAISER AT THE ZOO.

Enjoy a variety of beer, wine and spirits from numerous vendors, light fare provided by local restaurants, and topped off by Hy-Point ice cream. Food and beverages are included in admission ticket. Live music by Spokey Speaky. Brew at the Zoo is a fundraiser for the Delaware Zoological Society. Your ticket purchase helps further the zoo’s mission of conservation and education.


Pride Day

Saturday, June 25, 10am-4pm

It’s Pride Day with the animals. Wear your pride gear to the zoo for a fun day of educational programming, a scavenger hunt, crafts, other cool activities, and a chance to enter a raffle to win a free prize. Joining us for Pride Day will be The Hagley Museum, Downtown YMCA, Delaware Contemporary, and Hy-Point ice cream.

General Admission applies

The Delaware ContemporaryYMCA logo


Sip & Stroll

Wednesday, June 29, 5-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the Zoo with PRIDE and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately.

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

July

Family Fun Night

Thursday, July 14, 5-7pm

Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and ice cream from Hy-Point!

Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking

Tickets must be purchased at the gate for this event!


Sip & Stroll

Wednesday, July 27, 5-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately.

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

August

Sip & Stroll

Wednesday, August 31, 5-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately.

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

September

Zippity Zoo Days

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11, 10am-4pm

Enjoy a special artsy weekend at the Brandywine Zoo during the Brandywine Festival of Arts! During Zippity Zoo Days, shuttle buses will be available from Abessino Stadium and Salesianum School.

Special admission rate during Festival: $5/person
Tickets must be purchased at the gate for this event!


Sip & Stroll

Wednesday, September 14, 5-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately.

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

Clues at the Zoo: An Escape Room Experience

Saturday, September 24, 4:30-7:30pm
Recommended for ages 15+

Join us at the Brandywine Zoo for a special escape room-style adventure! Grab your family or friends and get ready to hunt for clues and solve some puzzles. This event is recommended for ages 15+. Snacks and beverages (including alcohol for those 21 and over) will be available for purchase. To participate, this event requires one cell phone with data per group to watch videos and complete tasks. Phone charging stations and WI-FI are not available at the zoo.

The Raptor!
Warning: Guests of the Brandywine Zoo should be on the lookout for the notorious thief The Raptor! Her team pulled off the sapphire heist at the New Brandywine Bank during our Clues at the Zoo event last October, and rumor has it she’s planning another big job soon.

Members: $20 | Non-members: $25

Clues at the Zoo

Sip & Stroll

Wednesday, September 28, 5-7pm

Sip & Stroll through the Zoo and enjoy an adult beverage from Bellefonte Brewing and others, as well as ice cream from Hy-Point. This family friendly event will have fun animal encounters and activities for all ages! Limited number of tickets will be sold. Drink purchases sold separately.

Sip & Stroll at the Brandywine Zoo

October

Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 10am-3pm

Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals. Plenty of treats and activities. Kids will receive a pre-packaged treat bag at the end! Members DO NOT need to register for this event! Tickets available at door and online. Online purchase recommended.

Members: Free | Non-members: $7/person | Children under 3: Free

December

Santa at the Zoo

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4, 10am-12pm

Get your photos with Santa at this Winter Wonderland event! Enjoy a holiday treat, free hot chocolate and fun holiday activities!.Members MUST register for this event! Tickets available at the door and online. Online purchase recommended.

Members: Free | Non-members: $7/person

Santa at the Zoo