Please visit our 2020 Opening to get ticket and COVID-19 requirements.

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.

Members (with card) FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $5.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $7.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $5.00
Members (with card) FREE
Children (under 3 yrs.) FREE
Children (3-17 yrs.) $3.00
Adults (18-61 yrs.) $5.00
Seniors (62+ yrs.) $4.00
Due to limited visibility of some of our animals, the Zoo is Free (excluding events)


We are open to visitors, but following State guidelines and limiting capacity of people in the Zoo at a time. Masks/face coverings are required for visitors (ages 13+).

We have two timed sessions available: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. However, we will be closed from 12-1pm for extensive cleaning.

Zoo Members: Advance registration is no longer necessary. Please bring your membership card and photo ID for entry.

Non-members: Make a reservation online!

If you have guest passes or a membership with another AZA zoo, please call 302-571-7788 ext. 213.

*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, like Brew at the Zoo.

Age Requirements

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

Group Rates

If you’re interested in visiting the zoo or booking a non-curriculum based program with your group, including camps, schools, daycares, or other youth or adult groups, please visit our Group Visit page.

If you would like a curriculum-based program for your group, visit our ZooSchool page.

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.


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 302-571-7747 or visit our News page.