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.

Story Time

Thursdays, May 5 – September 29 @ 10:30am

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

Reading List

May 19: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
May 22: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Norwegian folktale
June 2: Peanut Goes for the Gold by Jonathan Van Ness
June 9: A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
June 16: I Love You, Daddy by Jillian Harker
June 23: On Beyond Bugs- All About Bugs by Trish Rabe
June 30: The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
July 7: A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman
July 14: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
July 21: Z is for Zookeeper by Marie and Roland Smith
July 28: Verdi by Janell Cannon
August 4: If I Ran the Rainforest by Bonnie Worth
August 11: Armadilly Chilli by Helen Ketteman
August 18: You Are Mine, Porcupine by Helen L Wilbur
August 25: Furry and Fuzzy by Alison Jolly
September 1: The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman
September 8: The Very Busy Spider by Erica Carle
September 15: Are You a Butterfly by Judy Allen
September 22: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde
September 29: Gecko’s Echo by Lucy Rowland

Story Time


Keeper Chats

Weekends March-May @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
Daily June-August @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
Weekends in September @ 11:30am & 1:30pm

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


Creature Features

Weekends April @ 12pm
Weekends May @ 11am & 1pm
Daily June-August @ 11am & 1pm
Weekends September @ 11am & 1pm
Weekends October @ 12pm

Stop by our Creature Features for a close encounter and 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