The Traveling Zoo is back!

Our Traveling Zoo visits schools, libraries, day care centers, and other institutions with programs that educate and entertain through hands-on and minds-on learning. Children and adults alike will have experiences that are memorable and enjoyable!

COVID-19 Outreach Programming

Currently (as of June 2021), we can do in-person programming indoors or outdoors for groups of up to 20 participants. Groups larger than 20 participants may need to be split into multiple programs or only presented outdoors- please email us at Education@BrandywineZoo.org to discuss your large group needs.

Please note that due to our protocols and for the safety of our animals, mammals will not be part of our off-site programs at this time.

Small Group Traveling Zoo Rates
PROGRAM STORYBOOK PROGRAMS STANDARD PROGRAMS
Base Fee $190/program + travel fees $210/program + travel fees
Additional Program Fee $150 each additional program $175 each additional program
Max per day 3 programs 3 programs
Length & Audience Size Indoor Max – 20 participants; Outdoor Max – 35 students (30 min) Indoor Max – 20 participants; Outdoor Max – 35 students (30 min)
Large Group Traveling Zoo Rates
PROGRAM Assembly
Temporarily Unavailable
WALK BY ZOO BOOTH
Base Fee $400 $285
Additional program fee $275 each additional program $75 each additional (30 min)
Max per day 3 programs 3 consecutive hours
Length & Audience Size 50 minutes (Max 200 students) 1-3 hours (No limit on participants)

Programs that are scheduled outside of normal operating hours will include an additional fee.

Out of State Programs
Due to permitting issues, out of state programs need to be booked four weeks in advance.

Traveling Zoo Mileage Rates
Calculate your Traveling Zoo fees to include program and mileage rates. Fees are measured by distance from the zoo to your site, in one direction.

<25 MILES – $20 flat rate
EACH ADDITIONAL 10 MILES – $10 per every 10 miles

Zoo Event Booth or Animal Mingle

Program Length: 1-3 hours
We can visit your next community, corporate or school event with live animals, cool, touchable artifacts and fun facts! We can set up a table for guests to walk by or mingle with live animals.


School Programs

PRE-K – GRADE 2
STORYBOOK PROGRAMS
Program Length: 30 minutes

During storybook programs, we’ll read a story and discuss relevant themes paired with some animal friends and touchable artifacts from the story. Choose from the following books: Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson, I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer, Save the Ocean by Bethany Stahl, Save the Arctic by Bethany Stahl, Save the Land by Bethany Stahl, Okapi Loves His Zebra Pants by Terri Tatchell, Aye-Aye Gets Lucky by Terri Tatchell, Adventures of a Pangopup by Terri Tatchell, Pinduli by Janell Cannon, Crickwing by Janell Cannon, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, Verdi by Janell Cannon, or many more!

FIVE SENSES
(Aligns with Senses Unit)
Program Length: 35 minutes

Discover how humans and other animals use their senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing to learn about their surrounding and interact with their world. Students will identify the five senses and compare their senses with animals’ senses. Students will be able to describe how important the five senses are to an animal’s survival.


GRADE 2 – GRADE 5

FIVE SENSES
(Aligns with Senses Unit)
Program Length: 35 minutes

Discover how humans and animals use their senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing to learn about their surrounding and interact with their world.

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
LS4.C, LS4.D (Aligns with Structures of Life Unit)
Program Length: 45 minutes

Explore how animals are adapted to live in their environments and discover the importance of biodiversity and why the conservation of each organism matters. This program is tailored to your students age group.

HABITATS AND ECOSYSTEMS
LS2.C , LS4.B  (Aligns with Ecosystems Unit)
Program Length: 45 minutes

Animals live in their habitat homes, and each habitat contains an ecosystem of interacting plants and animals that rely on each other for survival. Learn about what makes up ecosystems and habitats and what animals need to survive. Optional add on to learn about Delaware ecosystems. This program is tailored to your students age group.

GRADE 6 – GRADE 9

ANIMAL SKELETONS
LS1.C, LS4.D (Aligns with Human Bodies Unit)
Program Length: 45 minutes 

What is a backbone? Do all animals have them? Explore skeleton and body structures of humans and other animals, comparing and contrasting people and animal bodies.

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
LS4.C, LS4.D (Aligns with Structures of Life Unit)
Program Length: 45 minutes

Explore how animals are adapted to live in their environments and discover the importance of biodiversity and why the conservation of each organism matters. This program is tailored to your students age group.

HABITATS AND ECOSYSTEMS
LS2.C , LS4.B  (Aligns with Ecosystems Unit)
Program Length: 45 minutes

Animals live in their habitat homes, and each habitat contains an ecosystem of interacting plants and animals that rely on each other for survival. Learn about what makes up ecosystems and habitats and what animals need to survive. Optional add on to learn about Delaware ecosystems. This program is tailored to your students age group.


GRADE 9 – GRADE 12

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Program Length: 45 minutes

How do scientists conduct animal behavior research? In this program we’ll become the scientists by learning about ethograms and creating an animal activity budget of our own.

ANIMAL CAREERS
Program Length: 45 minutes

Interested in working with animals? You have lots of options! In this program we’ll learn about all the career options that work with animals and try out some of the activities for ourselves!

URBAN WILDLIFE LAB
Program Length: 45 minutes

Learn how wildlife researchers at the Zoo are studying the wildlife in YOUR backyards, parks, and neighborhoods! Students will explore passive wildlife monitoring techniques and learn how to identify native mammals, explore fieldwork equipment, and even tag real data together. Back in your classroom, you can continue to help us by tagging data with our Wildlife Warmups classroom warmup activity, where students and their teacher will work together to tag real data from our project and analyze it using Google spreadsheets. Plus, optionally borrow our teacher loan kit to collect wildlife photos and your own data on school grounds!

Program For All Ages

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS: ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM
Program Length: 45 minutes

This program takes a new approach to anti-bullying programming and helps students better understand each other using animals that are often misunderstood or feared, such as insects, spiders or reptiles. We’ll learn how students can cultivate safe environments not only for each other, but also for the animals with whom we share the world.

This program can be done as an assembly. Assembly Programs can serve up to 200 students per program at your site.

LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER

Program Length: 45 minutes

This program takes a new approach to anti-bullying programming and helps students better understand each other using animals that are often misunderstood or feared, such as insects, spiders or reptiles. We’ll learn how students can cultivate safe environments not only for each other, but also for the animals with whom we share the world.

This program can be done as an assembly. Assembly Programs can serve up to 200 students per program at your site.