Help us continue to offer all the things you love about the Zoo!

A.D.O.P.T. An Animal
The Brandywine Zoo’s A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Depend On People Too) program invites individuals, school groups, businesses, and civic and service organizations to “adopt” a Zoo animal for a year. The “adoption fees” are used to develop animal habitats at the Brandywine Zoo. For more information about the A.D.O.P.T. program, click here.

Become a Delaware Zoological Society Member
By becoming a member you will help the Brandywine Zoo expand and improve its exhibits to make Delaware’s Zoo even better! So join today and become a part of the Zoo’s future. Click here for more information about membership in the Delaware Zoological Society.

Join the Eagle Legacy Circle
Create your lasting gift for the Brandywine Zoo and the Delaware Zoological Society by joining the Eagle Legacy Circle with your various tax-advantaged contributions made through your will, trust, IRA, and life insurance.  Click here for benefits and more details.

Give a Tax-Deductible Donation
The Delaware Zoological Society is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Donations may be made payable to the Delaware Zoological Society and sent directly to the Brandywine Zoo to the attention of the Executive Director, Mark Shafer.

Foundation Giving
If you are affiliated with a grant-making foundation – perhaps a family foundation – we would like to hear from you. The Delaware Zoological Society, a 501(c)3 organization, has a wide variety of projects and programs in need of funding at the Brandywine Zoo – from major capital projects to small equipment, as well as education programs benefiting the disadvantaged. To learn more, please call Executive Director, Mark Shafer at (302) 571-7788 Ext. 206.

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Corporate Matching Programs
Consider including the Brandywine Zoo/Delaware Zoological Society for inclusion on your employee matching gift programs. The Delaware Zoological Society is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. If you are an employee of a company that offers gift-matching programs, please ask your company to include the Brandywine Zoo. For more information, please contact Executive Director, Mark Shafer at (302) 571-7788 Ext. 206.

Give through United Way of Delaware
Through this program, donations to the United Way can be directed to benefit the Brandywine Zoo through a payroll deduction. You may identify an amount that you wish to donate once or with each pay period. In addition to supporting the Zoo, your donation is tax-deductible. Our write-in number is 9326.

Give through

There are two ways to support the Brandywine Zoo through

  1. Purchase items from our Wish List. Pick out zoo keeper approved items from our Wish List to provide toys and enrichment to a variety of our animals!
  2. Shop through Amazon Smile. Support the Zoo through your online shopping and Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Zoo at no cost to you!