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Visit once and you will come back! Join now and come FREE all year.

The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The Zoo is on high ground above the Brandywine River. The Zoo is open all year round.  Free Parking!

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.

ADMISSION
MAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30
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
OCTOBER 1 – APRIL 30
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
WINTER RATES: DEC-FEB
Due to limited visibility of some of our animals in the winter, the Zoo is Free December-February.

Zoo closed Mon./Tues. in January and February (to the public)

Hours

March – December: Open daily* 10am to 4pm.

Last Zoo admission is 3:30pm.

The Zoo is free December through February (exc. special events). Gift shop and snack bar are not open.

Gift shop is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December.

The Zoo is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (to the public) in January and February.

*Please note the Zoo is closed on Christmas Day and may close early for bad weather and 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, day-cares, or other youth or adult groups, please visit our Group Visit information page.

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

No Refunds or Rainchecks

We regret we cannot offer refunds or rain checks.

Accessibility

The Brandywine Zoo is wheel chair and stroller accessible.

Lost & Found

For lost children or 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.

Permissions

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.