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Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802, USA

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February 2020

Girl Scout Program: Animals and Me

February 22 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Girl Scouts: Animals and Me Daisies - 3 Cheers for Animals Bird Bath and Robin Awards Explore what it means to take care of yourself as you learn what our zoo animals need, how we care for them, and even meet a few up close! NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults. Click here to register!

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Girls Scout Program: Helping Animals, Helping Us

February 29 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Girl Scouts: Helping Animals, Helping Us Cadettes – Animal Helpers Badge From companionship to service animals, learn the many ways animal help humans, and discover how people can help animals, too! Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults. Click here to register!

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April 2020

Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations

April 13 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations Ages 6-13 Drop-off: 8:30-9am Pickup: 3:30-4pm Aftercare: available until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 10. Campers must come dressed for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Weekly Fee Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child | Aftercare:…

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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations

April 14 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations Ages 6-13 Drop-off: 8:30-9am Pickup: 3:30-4pm Aftercare: available until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 10. Campers must come dressed for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Weekly Fee Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child | Aftercare:…

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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations Ages 6-13 Drop-off: 8:30-9am Pickup: 3:30-4pm Aftercare: available until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 10. Campers must come dressed for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Weekly Fee Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child | Aftercare:…

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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations

April 16 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations Ages 6-13 Drop-off: 8:30-9am Pickup: 3:30-4pm Aftercare: available until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 10. Campers must come dressed for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Weekly Fee Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child | Aftercare:…

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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations

April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Spring Zoo Camp: Amazing Adaptations Ages 6-13 Drop-off: 8:30-9am Pickup: 3:30-4pm Aftercare: available until 5pm Have a WILD spring break discovering the amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their environments. The week will be filled with zoo visits, live animal presentations, games, crafts, learning projects and more. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is April 10. Campers must come dressed for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Weekly Fee Members: $210/child | Non-members: $240/child | Aftercare:…

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Party for the Planet: 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration

April 25 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with the Zoo! Join the Brandywine Zoo and Waste Management in opting out of single use consumer plastics this year by joining our Rethink Plastics campaign-where we are asking Delaware residents and businesses to say “No Thanks” to disposable products and instead bring their own! A limited number of reusable drinking straws and travel cutlery sets will be available to our guests joining us to Party for the Planet. Plus, check out our new Monarch…

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May 2020

World Migratory Bird Day

May 9 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

"Migrate" through the zoo and join us for special talks and activities where we will learn about spring bird migrations and how you can help birds in your backyard! Meet our American Kestrel Monitoring program researcher, make observations at our bird blind, and learn about different bird feeders to attract a variety of birds to your home!

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Endangered Species Day School Event

May 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals and what actions can be taken to help preserve the future of these species here in Delaware and beyond! School groups will learn what they can do to End Extinction and work to save species. Plus, sign up for a time for your group to have a special live animal program in the Zoo’s Education Building. Free with Zoo admission, but…

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Endangered Species Day

May 16 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

What you can do to help protect endangered species around the world and right here in Delaware? Join the Brandywine Zoo and Waste Management in opting out of single use consumer plastics this year by joining our Reduce Plastic Pollution campaign-where we are asking Delaware residents and businesses to say “No Thanks” to disposable products and bring instead their own! A limited number of reusable drinking straws and travel cutlery sets will be available to our guests joining us to…

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June 2020

World Ocean Day

June 14 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oysters. The Ocean. Beer. And You! Learn about what YOU can do to help the oceans, starting right here in Delaware. The Chesapeake Mermaid will be here to tell her tales from the bay and introduce you to her wildlife friends. Come for story time and stay for meet and greets with photo opportunities. Additionally, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will join us as we focus on oyster conservation! Partners of PDE's Oyster Shell Recycling Program will be on…

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Family Fun Night

June 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Family Fun Night Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and of course, live animals! Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking.

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Breakfast with the Beasts

June 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Enjoy a hot pancake, egg, and sausage breakfast, provided by Janssen’s Market, in the zoo as the animals wake up and start their day! Breakfast served in the zoo (weather permitting) before the zoo opens to the general public, with special animal encounters and keeper talks. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay program fee. Pre-registration required, as space is extremely limited. Due to space constraints, if your child under 18 months requires a seat (high chairs are…

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Member’s Night

June 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brandywine Zoo members enjoy an exclusive night at the Zoo - just for our members! Join us for an ice cream social, with ice cream provided by Woodside Farm Creamery!

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July 2020

Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic

July 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is your stuffed animal under the weather? Teddy feeling a bit blue? Bring your favorite stuffed animal, or adopt one from the gift shop, to get a checkup with our Zoo Veterinarian. Stuffed animals might get their vitals checked, bandaged or given “medicine” to make sure they have a clean bill of health before heading home with you!

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Family Fun Night

July 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Family Fun Night Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and of course, live animals! Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking.

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Breakfast with the Beasts

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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One event on 08/22/2020 at 9:00 AM

Enjoy a hot pancake, egg, and sausage breakfast, provided by Janssen’s Market, in the zoo as the animals wake up and start their day! Breakfast served in the zoo (weather permitting) before the zoo opens to the general public, with special animal encounters and keeper talks. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay program fee. Pre-registration required, as space is extremely limited. Due to space constraints, if your child under 18 months requires a seat (high chairs are…

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Fantastic Beasts and Wizards Day

July 25 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wizards, welcome! Learn from our magical game keepers about caring for fantastic beasts here at the Zoo! Fans young and old are encouraged to to dress in their favorite wizard robes, pick out a wand (first 200 people), and visit the hat sorting station. Stop by our herbology lesson, meet some of fantastic creatures throughout the day, see our keepers demonstrate their skills using potions and enrichment, and attend a class on magical beasts!

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August 2020

Family Fun Night

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on 07/15/2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on 08/11/2020 at 6:00 PM

Family Fun Night Special evening hours hosted by 93.7 FM WSTW. Meet radio personalities and enjoy special games, activities, and of course, live animals! Fee: $1 admission for everyone. $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, too! Free parking.

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Honeybee Celebration

August 15 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

It's National Honeybee Day! Today we celebrate bees and all their hard work with special talks and activities!

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Breakfast with the Beasts

August 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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One event on 07/18/2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on 08/22/2020 at 9:00 AM

Enjoy a hot pancake, egg, and sausage breakfast, provided by Janssen’s Market, in the zoo as the animals wake up and start their day! Breakfast served in the zoo (weather permitting) before the zoo opens to the general public, with special animal encounters and keeper talks. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay program fee. Pre-registration required, as space is extremely limited. Due to space constraints, if your child under 18 months requires a seat (high chairs are…

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September 2020

International Vulture Awareness Day

September 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vultures are the most threatened group of birds, with over 2/3 facing extinction. Today, dress up like a vulture to learn how they're adapted, complete a "Scavenger" hunt throughout the zoo, learn about the African Vulture SAFE program and the Vulture Crisis, and celebrate all things "vulture!"

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Zippity Zoo Days

September 12 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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During Arts Festival. Enjoy a special weekend at the Zoo during the Brandywine Festival of Arts! Special admission rate during Arts Festival of $1/person

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Zippity Zoo Days

September 13 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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During Arts Festival. Enjoy a special weekend at the Zoo during the Brandywine Festival of Arts! Special admission rate during Arts Festival of $1/person

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Brew at the Zoo

September 25 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ages 21+ Please note the Zoo will close at 1pm for setup. Join the Delaware Zoological Society, which supports the Brandywine Zoo, in its annual fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo! Visit the zoo after hours in this fun, outdoor event which includes tastings of beer in a keepsake souvenir cup. Light fare provided by local restaurants. Plus, a variety of unique items are available under our Silent Auction tent with proceeds benefiting the Zoo. Advanced tickets are available through BrandywineZoo.org,…

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October 2020

Boo at the Zoo

October 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. Kids can trick-or-treat through the zoo as it gets dark in their Halloween costumes! Fee: $6/person REGISTER FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 REGISTER FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 REGISTER FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

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Boo at the Zoo

October 16 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. Kids can trick-or-treat through the zoo as it gets dark in their Halloween costumes! Fee: $6/person REGISTER FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 REGISTER FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 REGISTER FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

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Boo at the Zoo

October 17 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. Kids can trick-or-treat through the zoo as it gets dark in their Halloween costumes! Fee: $6/person REGISTER FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 REGISTER FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 REGISTER FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

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December 2020

Breakfast with Santa

December 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Breakfast with Santa Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, & sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes with Santa, bring your camera to take photos with him and some animal friends, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Plus, watch a few animals get their breakfast! Space is very limited for this event, so please register early. Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 13 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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One event on 12/13/2020 at 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake, egg, & sausage breakfast with Santa! Share your holiday wishes with Santa, bring your camera to take photos with him and some animal friends, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Plus, watch a few animals get their breakfast! Space is very limited for this event, so please register early. Breakfast is provided by Janssen’s Market. All participants ages 18 months and up must pay…

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Program fees will begin charging at Admission Gates starting at 10 am. Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Members: Free | Non-members: $5 per person advanced registration REGISTER TODAY!

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