Kids ages 4-14, join us as we tour the zoo, meet some animals up close, and have some fun with zoo-themed activities!  Pre-registration required.

Members: $20 | Non-members: $25

QUESTIONS? EMAIL CAMPS@BRANDYWINEZOO.ORG or call (302) 571-7850 Ext. 209


Friday, February 18
9-11:30am – Animal Tales (ages 4-5)
1-3:30pm – Beastly Feasts (ages 12-14)

Monday, February 21
9-11:30am – Sensory Safari (ages 6-8)
1-3:30pm – Wild Designs (ages 9-11)

Tuesday, April 19
9-11:30am – Animals A to Z (ages 4-5)
1-3:30pm – Animal Ambassadors (ages 12-14)

Wednesday, April 20
9-11:30am – Myths and Legends (ages 6-8)
1-3:30pm – Enrichment Engineers (ages 9-11)

Thursday, April 21
9-11:30am – Fur, Feathers, and Scales (ages 4-5)
1-3:30pm – Talk to the Animals (ages 6-8)


Sundays, February 27, March 20 and April 24, 8:30-11am

For ages 15+
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a zoo? Get hands-on experience working alongside Zoo staff to clean enclosures, prepare diets, create enrichment, and educate the public. These semi-private experiences can accommodate a max of 4 people. Registration is required.

Members: $70 | Non-members: $75

QUESTIONS? EMAIL CAMPS@BRANDYWINEZOO.ORG or call (302) 571-7850 Ext. 209

Join Us for a Wild Summer!

Registration begins on February 7

Our summer camp is designed to provide children ages 4-17 the opportunity to learn about animals, zoos, and wildlife conservation. This enriching and educational experience will be filled with Zoo visits, live animal presentations, crafts, games, stories, learning projects, and much more! More importantly, each child will learn the importance of having fun in nature and making new friends! Our camps are geared towards children who are eager to learn, follow directions, and want to have fun. Through our summer camp program, we are hoping to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists and stewards of the environment.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL CAMPS@BRANDYWINEZOO.ORG or call (302) 571-7850 Ext. 209

Summer Camps at the Brandywine Zoo
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Week Day Camps Ages
June 13-17 Tales of Tails: Discover the tales inspired by amazing animals! Each day we will read an animal tale, then get hands-on to immerse ourselves in the story’s theme with crafts, games, and other exciting activities. 4-5
June 20-24 Wildlife Mythbusters: Can chameleons change colors? Can porcupines shoot their quills? Discover what is real and bust the myths of the animal kingdom! 6-8
June 27-July 1 Wild Designs: How do you build a zoo? What makes a great animal habitat? How do keepers prepare exhibits for more than one species? Learn about what zookeepers do to take care of animals and plan exhibits, and design an exhibit of your own! 9-11
July 4-8 Art Safari: Discover and be inspired by the amazing art created by animals, or of animals, around the world! Everyday we’ll create a new project inspired by the wild artists around us while exploring different mediums. 6-8
July 11-15 Jr. Zoo Keepers: Ever wonder what being a zookeeper really involves? Discover how our animals are cared for, practice your husbandry skills cleaning animal habitats, prepare animal diets, create enrichment, and visit behind-the-scenes to see how the zoo really works! 12-15
July 18-22 Legendary Creatures: Unicorns, dragons, and bigfoot, oh my! Discover the legends of mythical creatures and the real life animals they are inspired by, then get creative and invent a mythical creature of your own! 6-8
July 25-29 Slime, Poo, and Bugs Too: What might be gross to us could be the key to an animal’s survival! Learn how condor poop helps them cool down, how lemurs fight with stink, and how cockroaches are helping the world in this fun camp. 6-8
August 1-5 Survival in the Wild: Ever wonder how animals thrive in unique, extreme environments? Join us for an exciting week of camp, learn all about the amazing adaptations that help animals all over the world survive, and even pick up a few survival tips for yourself! 9-11
August 8-12 Animal Super Powers: Animals have some amazing super powers to help them survive in their environments! Learn about different animal powers and adaptations through activities, crafts, and live animal encounters. 6-8
August 8-12 Zoology 101: Have you ever thought about a future career working at a zoo? During this week, you’ll get a truly hands-on experience to understand what it takes to work at a zoo! You will be trained to handle some of our ambassador animals, assist in animal care and feeding, contribute to our Urban Wild research project, and lead your own education program on the last day of camp. 14-17
August 15-19 Talk to the Animals: Noises, smells, and body language. Animals “talk” in lots of ways, but what are they saying? Join us and discover how you can better talk to the animals! 6-8
August 22-26 Home Sweet Habitat: Rainforests, mountains, deserts, and even our own backyards; animals are found in all sorts of habitats! Each day we’ll learn about a different habitat and the amazing animals that call it home. 6-8

Registration begins
February 7

Brandywine Zoo Members get $30 off!

4-5 year old Camps:
Drop off: 8:30-9am
Pickup: 11:30am-12pm
Members: $105/camper | Non-members: $135/camper

6-8 year old Camps:
Drop off: 8:30-9am
Pickup: 3-3:30pm
Members: $215/camper | Non-members: $245/camper

9-11 year old Camps:
Drop off: 8:30-9am
Pickup: 3-3:30pm
Members: $315/camper | Non-members: $345/camper

12-15 year old Camps:
Drop off: 8:30-9am
Pickup: 3-3:30pm
Members: $315/camper | Non-members: $345/camper

14-17 year old Experiences:
Drop off: 8:30-9am
Pickup: 3-3:30pm
Members: $315/camper | Non-members: $345/camper


If you are interested in purchasing Camp-in-a-Box when it is available again, please email .

Grab your ‘passport’ and take off on a journey to learn about wildlife from around the world!

The Continental Creatures Camp-in-a-Box is a mini version of our week-long summer camp that your kids can do at home. It includes five days of themed activities, crafts, videos, and a surprise gift for each day.


Day 1: South America – Condors, chinchillas and more!

Day 2: Africa – Meet the new radiated tortoise, and an animal nicknamed the giraffe cat!

Day 3: Europe and Asia – We’re off to Eurasia to learn about red pandas and bees!

Day 4: Australia – Learn about some remarkable Australian reptiles1

Day 5: North America – Let’s go back home to learn about who lives in our own backyard!

The Box costs $50 s/h included or $40 if you pick up at the zoo. Have more than one camper at home? More supplies can be included for $20 per additional camper.  Suggested age group is 6-10 year olds.

Questions? Email