Special Events

Events are free with paid admission unless otherwise noted.

October

Mighty Monarch Day

Saturday, October 1, 10am-4pm

Come dressed in your best orange and black attire as we showcase monarch butterflies all day! They’ve spent their summer in Delaware and are now fluttering their way to Mexico. Learn about the journey and other interesting facts of this amazing insect that is now officially endangered. We’ll have Master Naturalists and Gardeners on hand (possibly with live insects!), story book readings, BBQ and ice cream! Plus, members of the Lenape Tribe of DE will be here to teach us how monarch butterflies and all aspects of nature should be a notable part of our daily lives.

Members: Free | Non-members: $9/adult, $7/youth; Free for under 3


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. Members DO NOT need to register for this event! Online purchase recommended.

Members: Free | Non-members: $9 in advance; $10 at the door | Children under 3: Free
Reciprocal memberships and any other coupons or promotions will not be accepted.

BOO AT THE ZOO SPONSORS & VENDORS

Usborne Books & More  diamond chiropractic


Spirits at the Zoo

Friday, October 28, 5:30–8pm

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. The Zoo will be decorated for Halloween with plenty of photo set-ups. Proceeds from the event benefit the Delaware Zoological Society of the Brandywine Zoo. The event will be held rain or moonshine. Tickets include admission and live entertainment. Drink tickets are $6. Bonefish Grill will be accepting cash only.  Strictly 21+ with valid ID required.

Members: $5 | Non-members: $10 | Drink Tickets: $6

SPIRITS AT THE ZOO SPONSORS & VENDORS

   

December

Santa at the Zoo

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4, 10am-12:30pm

Meet Santa, share your wishes, and get photos (you take with your camera) at this Winter Wonderland tradition at the Brandywine Zoo. Enjoy free hot coco and fun holiday activities. All those planning to attend must register online, members and visitors. Rain or shine. Santa will be in the Lemur Pavilion. It’s outside, but covered and heated.

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

The Brandywine Zoo is a toy drop location for Toys for Tots. Guests are encouraged to bring a toy with them to Santa at the Zoo or anytime in December!

Santa at the Brandywine Zoo