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

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


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


NEW! Sensory Hour

Enjoy the zoo for a quiet hour in the morning. Guests can experience the zoo with low crowds and sensory sensitive activity stations. This includes guests with sensory sensitivities, disabilities, autism, PTSD, and dementia. No age limit and the zoo will be open to anyone.  The Zootique gift shop will be open, however the concessions stand will not be open until 10:00. Some animals may not be in their public view habitats. The zoo will open to the general public at 10am.

Members: Free | Non-members: $9/adult, $7/youth; Free for under 3

Email DEAI@brandywinezoo.org if you have questions or would like to participate.
sensory hour

Story Time

Thursdays, May – September  @ 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.

Story Time