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.

Keeper Chats

March-May: Weekends @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
June-August: Daily @ 11:30am & 1:30pm
October: Weekdays @ 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

Sensory Hour

Saturday, April 8, 9-10am
Saturday, May 13, 9-10am

Once a month we are opening up the zoo an hour early for guests to enjoy a quieter time with low crowds. We’ll also have some sensory friendly stations and tactile experiences for guests to explore and enjoy. This is a self-guided visit catering to guests with sensory sensitivities, autism, disabilities and really anyone who could benefit from a quieter more inclusive experience.

For more information, please email

Creature Features

Weekends April @ 12pm
Weekends May-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

Story Time

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 each week to read them all! Story Time will take place outdoors in the Wildlife Amphitheater.