Location & Directions

It’s easy to get here by car or public transportation. And, best of all, parking is FREE!

Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Cross Streets: Van Buren St. and North Park Dr.

GPS Coordinates

39.754299, -75.548705
Many GPS devices may incorrectly route you to the wrong location when trying to get to the Brandywine Zoo. Please use the above coordinates when using a mobile GPS device in your car to navigate directly to our parking lot.


If taking I-95 to the Zoo, please be sure to check Restore the Corridor project.  Major construction on I-95 is causing delays in travel time.

From South of Wilmington
  1. Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (Delaware Ave.)
  2. Continue straight for 4 lights
  3. At 4th light (Delaware Ave.) turn LEFT
  4. Turn RIGHT on Van Buren St. (sign “I-95 Baltimore/South”)
  5. Continue straight on Van Buren St.
  6. Go under overpass and cross Bridge
  7. Immediately over bridge is ZOO entrance
  8. Parking lot is on the right (along the River)
From North of Wilmington
  1. Take I-95 South to Route 202 South (Concord Pike)
  2. Go South on Concord Ave. – 0.1 mi
  3. Turn RIGHT onto N. Broom St. (Kreston Liquors) – 0.5 mi
  4. Follow several blocks to a “T” – Turn LEFT onto W. 18th St. – 0.2 mi
  5. Turn RIGHT onto N. Van Buren St. (cobblestone street) – 0.2 mi
  6. Brandywine Zoo Main Entrance on your left
  7. At bottom of cobblestone hill, turn LEFT onto N. Park Dr. – 0.1 mi
  8. Parking lot is on the right (along the River)
From Downtown Wilmington
  1. Take Delaware Ave.to Van Buren St.
  2. Cross Van Buren St. Bridge
  3. Immediately over bridge is ZOO entrance
  4. Follow RIGHT onto N. Park Dr. (Zoo is on your left)
  5. Parking lot is on the right (along the River)
From Wilmington Hotels

The Brandywine Zoo is a short cab ride from downtown Wilmington. Please inquire with the hotel concierge for cabs or public transportation to the Brandywine Zoo. The Zoo is a lovely walk from some downtown hotels.

Public Transportation

Dart First State Bus Routes for the Brandywine Zoo: Routes 2, 11, & 35. Click here to find the best bus route for you and to read schedules.


Ample parking is available in the Brandywine River lot, with limited parking spaces available next to our Education Building on Van Buren St. (Monkey Hill). Please see our Map to identify parking lots.