Free Family Experiences

Included with zoo admission

Brandywine Zoo programs change frequently to include new and exciting adventures around every corner. The following are free programs with your paid admission. Programs are subject to cancellation or change pending staff availability and animal health.

Visit the Lemurs

Daily @ 10:30am

Cone to the Madagascar exhibit everyday at 10:30am to see the lemurs let out and at their most active time of the day and watch them forage around the exhibit for their morning meal.

During Yoga at the Zoo (see dates below), the lemurs will be on exhibit prior to 10:30am.

  • Sept 23

Ring-tailed lemurs eating at the Brandywine Zoo

Sensory Hour

Saturday, October 14 & Saturday, November 11; 9-10am

We invite you to visit the zoo for a quiet hour in the morning. Guests can enjoy sensory friendly stations in a less crowded atmosphere. This is a self-guided visit catering to guests with sensitivities, autism, disabilities and really anyone who could benefit from a quieter more inclusive experience.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Members can attend for free by emailing the DEAI Committee.

For more information, please email

Sensory hour at the Brandywine Zoo

Keeper Chats

March-May: Weekends @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
June-August: Daily @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
September-October: Thursday & Friday @ 11:30am & Weekends @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
November: Weekends @ 11:30am

Join our keepers for weekly chats about the animals in the Zoo. Topics and animals change weekly, so there’s always something new to learn about our wild friends!

Keeper Chats at the Brandywine Zoo

Creature Features

Weekends April @ 12pm
Weekends May-September @ 11am & 2pm
Weekends October @ 11am

Stop by our Ambassador Animal Exercise Yard to meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend, ask questions and learn more about these education animal ambassadors who live at the zoo. Featured animals change daily. Weather permitting, 50˚+

Creature Features at the Brandywine Zoo


Thursdays, June-August  @ 10:30am

Join us Thursdays as we read and learn about animals. Each week will be a different book, so come back every week to read them all! Storytime will take place outdoors in the Wildlife Amphitheater.

Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo