Our staff is working hard every day to bring educational resources to your living rooms. We hope the information below helps you and your family connect with us, nature, and our community! Enjoy visits to the zoo, check-in with our keepers and educators, and more fun programs by visiting our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter pages.
Bring a zoo animal to your Zoom (Skype, WebEx, or other platform) session! Just send us the invite, and we’ll be there with the animals! We can join your work meetings, family phone calls, or your own virtual private party!
20 minutes with your favorite animal is only $50
Goats & Chickens
- Mixed Bag (we’ll surprise you with up to 3 ambassadors!)
- Reptiles and amphibians (choose from snakes, lizards, frogs, or turtles)
- North American Porcupine
- Flemish Giant Rabbits
- Small mammals (Armadillo, chinchilla, and more!)
ZOOm with an animal! We will bring the Zoo to You!
Are you interested in Zooming, Skyping, or otherwise bringing the Zoo to your digital classroom or program? Schools, groups, retirement communities, or other groups that are looking for something specialized- please reach out so we can work together!
Looking for a fun and engaging educational opportunity for your class?
The Brandywine Zoo is excited to bring our animals and educators to you, virtually! Schedule a virtual program for your school, library, community center/group, and more. If you are interested in a private program or program for a corporate meeting or group, we recommend booking a Beastly Guests program.
GRAB YOUR ‘PASSPORT’ AND TAKE OFF ON A JOURNEY TO LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
The Continental Creatures Camp-in-a-Box is a mini version of our week-long summer camp that your kids can do at home. It includes five days of themed activities, crafts, videos, and a surprise gift for each day. (Recommended ages 6-10)
Questions? Email Camps@BrandywineZoo.org
Day 1: South America – Condors, chinchillas and more!
Day 2: Africa – Meet the new radiated tortoise, and an animal nicknamed the giraffe cat!
Day 3: Europe and Asia – We’re off to Eurasia to learn about red pandas and bees!
Day 4: Australia – Learn about some remarkable Australian reptiles1
Day 5: North America – Let’s go back home to learn about who lives in our own backyard!
Virtual Scout Programs
Bring all of the fun, learning, and exploration of a Brandywine Zoo Scout Program to your home! Our Virtual Scout Programs are designed to help girl scouts complete badge work at home.
Each Virtual Program includes:
- Videos with educational staff and zoo animal friends
Join our iNaturalist Project or become a Community/Citizen Scientist
Did you know that you can observe and report wildlife for science?
Join our iNaturalist project, Urban Wild, and report your observations! It’s as simple as downloading the iNaturalist phone app ( iPhone and Android), joining our project, and snapping some photos! You’ll build your identification skills while contributing to our wildlife monitoring project! Find out more…
Do you own a wildlife game camera/camera trap and want to submit your photos to us?
We’d love to see what you’re photographing, even if it’s just squirrels and your dog! For more information click here, or download our camera setup guide.
Do you really love identifying wildlife photos?
Check out camera trap projects from around the globe at Zooniverse.org.
The Brandywine Zoo wants to help celebrate your birthday by Bringing the Zoo to You!
We will send you a special video of some of our lovable animals celebrating in your honor.
Reserving a virtual birthday celebration:
- We recommend registering at least 2 weeks in advance
- Please allow 5-7 days for birthday package to be shipped
- Birthday video will be emailed on the birthday date provided
- Birthday video is for the recipient only, please do not share publicly
For more information call 302-571-7788 ext. 215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Birthday Package 1: $30
We will send you a special video of some of our lovable animals celebrating in your honor. You will also receive a birthday message, small plush animal and two guest passes to be used at a later date. Choose from one of our plush animals (Red Panda, Sloth or Bobcat).
Virtual Birthday Package 2: $50
We will send you a special video of some of our lovable animals celebrating in your honor. You will also receive a birthday message, larger plush animal and four guest passes to be used at a later date.
Scavenger Hunts, Word Searches, Bingo, and more
ZooKids, our summer-long, weekly, Sunday programs are now being brought to you virtually! ZooKids programs may include stories, crafts, activities, and other fun learning experiences! Virtual ZooKids will explore types of eaters (herbivores, carnivores and omnivores) and types of animals (mammals, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles). We will be uploading them regularly so check back for more!
Other Online Resources
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has collected resources from all the zoological organizations in the AZA that are producing online and virtual content. Check out what other facilities are doing!
We especially like the free weekly virtual programs from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Minnesota Zoo’s Learning Corner, Georgia Aquarium’s fantastic coloring pages, activities, and #FieldTripFriday, channel your inner #birdnerd with resources from the Tracy Aviary, and check out Denver Zoo’s Virtual Safari and webcams!
Learn about the Brandywine Zoo and our animals through virtual keeper chats, training and Behind the Scene videos.
Enjoy virtual Story Time with our Education staff and some ambassador animals!