Visitor Information, Hours & Fees

The Brandywine Zoo is in Brandywine Park, Wilmington, Delaware. The zoo is less than five acres and is home to animals that range from more common species to the highly endangered. The Brandywine Zoo provides numerous learning experiences and events for all ages throughout the year. See below other details.

AZA the gold standard for animal care and welfareThe Brandywine Zoo is managed by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The Brandywine Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

Visit the Brandywine Zoo


Members (with card) & Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $7.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $9.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $8.00
Members (with card) & Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $5.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $7.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $6.00
Due to limited visibility of some of our animals, the Zoo is FREE (excluding events)
Members (with card) & Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $5.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $7.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $6.00


The Brandywine Zoo is open daily, 10am – 4pm (last admission at 3:30pm).

Please note the Zoo is closed on Christmas Day and may close for bad weather or construction projects. May close early for special evening events.

KultureCity® Sensory Inclusive Certified

KultureCity Sensory CertifiedThe Brandywine Zoo is one of over 1800 locations across the United States (and one of many AZA institutions) certified through KultureCity. KultureCity is the nation’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities, and we are currently the second Sensory Inclusive certified location in the state of Delaware. KultureCity’s Sensory Inclusive program is designed to help guests with sensory needs like PTSD, autism, dementia, and strokes, just to name a few, feel welcomed. Combining training by professionals, sensory bags, and signage, the program helps ensure that all guests are accepted and included regardless of the event they are attending.

We are committed to providing extraordinary experiences for all of our guests, including those with sensory needs, ensuring that everyone can attend and have fun at the zoo.


Age Requirements

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Refunds/Rain Checks

We regret that we cannot offer refunds or rain checks.


The zoo and all exhibits are wheelchair and stroller accessible. However, due to the slope of the landscape, some areas may be less accessible than others. For more specific information on zoo accessibility please visit the Accessibility page.

Google Translate Friendly

Google Translate logoThe Brandywine Zoo’s signs and maps are Google Translate friendly! Los letreros y mapas de Brandywine Zoo son compatibles con Google Translate!

Lost & Found

For lost children, personal articles or in the case of an emergency, visitors should go to the Admissions Building/Zootique Gift Shop. Phone inquiries, call 302-571-7788.

Parking & Directions

General parking is located in Brandywine Park along the Brandywine River across from the zoo grounds. Handicapped parking spaces are located adjacent to the Education Building (close to the zoo entrance) and spots are in the general lot along the river. Parking is free to all. For more information, please visit Parking and Location.

ACCESS Delaware

Delaware residents who receive an EBT card, as well as Delawareans with disabilities who have an Art-Reach Access Card, can visit the Brandywine Zoo and other participating sites for $2 per person for up to four people. Simply present your valid Delaware EBT card or Art-Reach ACCESS card with a photo ID at the ticket window to receive the reduced rate.  (The discount is not valid for special exhibitions, special events, or with other offers. PA Access and benefit cards are not accepted at this location.) For more information, to get an ACCESS card or see the full list of participating organizations, visit


During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Brandywine Zoo employee, contract photographer, and or the news media. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the Brandywine Zoo and its constituents.

For the Media

News and entertainment media wishing to visit the zoo grounds for interviews and/or photography must contact the main office in advance for arrangements. Call 302-571-7788 or visit our News page.