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

School Break Camps

Join us during your day off from school!

Ages: 6-13
Camp Times: 9am – 3pm;  Drop-off 8:45 – 9am, Pick-up 3-3:15pm

Our School Break camps offer exciting learning opportunities, zoo tours, crafts, games, and much more! Each camp will focus on a different theme. Campers must come dressed for the weather, as well as bring a bag lunch and reusable water bottle. All campers are required to complete a mandatory 14-day health self-screening prior to the start of camp. Pre-registration required a minimum of 14 days before the first day of camp to allow for screening. Camps may be cancelled if a minimum participant level is not reached.  

Winter Break Camp: Holiday Habitats
Monday, December 28 – Thursday, December 31

Join us for winter break, as we learn about how animals survive in the winter and how habitats change over winter.  Each day will focus on a different type of habitat, with fun crafts, games, and tours through the zoo! Deadline for registration is December 14.

Members: $160/camper | Non-Members: $180/camper

Spring Zoo Camp

Coming soon!

Join us for a WILD Summer!

The Brandywine Zoo’s Summer Camp program scheduled for June have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full refunds will be issued. Camps taking place beyond June 30 are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact

Following the guidelines for summer camp set by Delaware Division of Public Health and Governor John Carney, The Brandywine Zoo will be offering summer camp on a limited basis this summer. Day Camps will be shortened to 9am – 1pm, with drop-off from 8:45-9am and pick up from 1-1:30pm to accommodate new cleaning protocols and limitations on zoo and animal activities. Aftercare is also cancelled. Due to this reduction of hours, we will be reducing the original cost of registration by 30%. Partial refunds will be given to those who have already purchased their registration.

Summer Camp is designed to provide children the opportunity to spend the summer outside at the Zoo learning 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.

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Week Full Day Camp Age 6-10 Register
August 3-7 Zoo Science Investigators (ZSI): Investigate the world of behavioral and conservation science. Campers will become researchers and use their observation and investigation skills to better understand animals in our care and in the wild. SOLD OUT
August 10-14 S.A.F.E.: Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) This is an initiative through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save endangered animals. Come and learn how zoos save species from your back yard to around the world and what YOU can do to help. SOLD OUT
August 17-21 Creature Classes (Ages 6-12): Discover different classes of vertebrates and how you can tell them apart! Meet amphibians, reptiles, birds, and of course, mammals! SOLD OUT

Day Camps (Ages 6-10)
Day Camps are offered from July 13 through August 21. Each week has a different theme. Registration for each camp will be closed two weeks before the start of that camp.

Camp Schedule

8:30am Camp Drop-off begins
9am Camp Begins
1pm Camp Ends
1 – 1:30pm Regular Pick-up

Members: $147 | Non-members: $168