The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Free Parking along the Brandywine River in the Park. Check out adorable items for sale in the Gift Shop, too! Visit our calendar of events page for special happenings.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Brandywine Zoo is managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The Brandywine Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and is one of over 200 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for the visitor and a better future for all living things.

Tickets can be purchased on site at the ticket window. 

MARCH 1 – 31
Members (with card) FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $5.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $7.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $6.00
Members (with card) FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $7.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $9.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $7.00
Members (with card) FREE
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)


The Brandywine Zoo will reduce its open hours to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January 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.

Facial Covering Guidelines

Face masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. This includes the Gift Shop, Administration Building and Education classrooms.

Age Requirements

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

No Refunds or Rain Checks

We regret that we cannot offer refunds or rain checks.


The Brandywine Zoo is wheelchair and stroller accessible. However, we don’t have wheelchairs or strollers available for rent.

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

Parking is free to all. For more information, please visit Parking and Location.

If taking I-95 to the Zoo, please be sure to check Restore the Corridor project.  Major construction on I-95 may cause delays in travel time.

ACCESS Delaware

How it works:
By simply showing their ACCESS Card paired with a valid photo ID when purchasing admission or tickets, Cardholders pay the deeply discounted rate of $2 per person (for the Cardholder and up to three additional people)! **If the cardholder is a minor, they will not have photo ID** 


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.