Brandywine Zoo Wilmington
Where are we going today?
It's time to go a little WILD in Wilmington at Brandywine Zoo, where over 120 species live and play on 12 acres of beautiful landscaped zoo enclosures.
Animals from ALL over the world are there to meet you, and give kids a fun, and educational family day out. From the tropics, to the Savannah, and everything in between, the species at Brandywine Zoo range from the common, to the endangered. This gives kids a real overview of our planet, what makes it special, and why we need to look after our wildlife!
Why don't we meet the animals at Brandywine Zoo?
Of course, mammals are hugely popular with kids, so let's start with those! Have you ever come face to face with an African Pygmy Goat, or seen the allure of the Amur Tiger? Maybe you might come across creatures you have never seen before - like the Capybara!
Kids can watch those cheeky river otters play, and see the beauty in the red pandas. Don't miss those sly Swift Foxes too!
Brandywine Zoo also has some amazing birds that come in all shapes, sizes and colors! From the common duck, to the sweet Burrowing Owl, to the amazing colors of the Red-billed Toucan...and of course, we're in the USA, so what would a day at a zoo be without seeing that grand American Bald Eagle!
Even the little creatures of the world are represented with the slinky green tree python, skinks and geckos. Even the honey bee is waiting to make new friends!
So why not have an animal-tastic family day out at Brandywine Zoo, and see that all creatures really are great and small!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$7: May 1 - Sept 30. $5 Oct 1 - Apr 30. FREE Dec - Feb
- Children$5: May 1 - Sept 30. $3 Oct 1 - Apr 30. FREE Dec - Feb
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm
Year round, but closed Mondays & Tuesdays Nov - Feb, & Dec 25
They have field trips, school programs, tours, camps, shows,....so much to learn about!.
They have a snack bar on the grounds with tasty treats like hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, ice cream, and other light snacks! Closed during the colder winters.
You can bring your own tasty, healthy lunch and enjoy it at the picnic tables!.
Any Top Tips?
The zoo have FREE family experiences, such as keeper talks, reptile shows, and storytime - so check the times of these as soon as you arrive, so you can plan accordingly!.
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is wheelchair accessible, so perfect for ALL guests, however they don't currently have wheelchairs available to rent.
Can I get one of those?
Of course there are souvenirs! The Zootique Gift Shop is open from March to Nov, as well as the first two weekends in December. If you love stuffed animals, and other animal related gifts, then you need to make a stop!.
The last admission of the zoo is 3:30pm.
What people are saying?
by nate neely
Great city zoo. Red Pandas were really fun to watch.
by DeRussell Masina
To small for a big city man! I enjoyed the Philadelphia Zoo more & the DC zoo was impressive. This zoo left me & my family saying,"Is that all?". Don't waste your time or money.
by Tobi Perkins
This place changed alot since da last time I've been here. It is beautiful here da kids and most adults would love it now.
by Regine Simon
by Drake Dwornik
Free on Sundays, and has otters. A great little diversion for a part day, without the longer drive to a place like Philadelphia zoo.