Bring your party animals to the Brandywine Zoo for a WILD birthday party or celebration!

If you are looking for a fun, interesting and educational party location, then host your event at the Brandywine Zoo and support the Zoo's conservation and education efforts. Parties are held in the classroom of the Education Building. The Education Building can be rented on Saturdays or Sundays, subject to availability. The Brandywine Zoo is open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily. Please keep this in mind when planning your day.

Please choose from the following 2 packages.

PARTY PACKAGE PRICING
MAY - SEPTEMBER (PEAK SEASON)
Zoo Members $300 Non-Members$360
OCTOBER - APRIL (OFF PEAK)
Zoo Members$250 Non-Members$310
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
Zoo Members$225 Non-Members$285
Party Package

This package includes:
  • Classroom rental for 1.5 hours
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 party guests
  • Party paper goods (napkins, cups, plates, cutlery, tablecloths)
  • 2 large cheese party pizzas from Pats (18"x24" pizza = 18 slices)
  • Animal crackers
  • Zoo party favor for each child
  • Birthday gift for birthday child
Animal Encounter Party Package

This package includes:
  • Classroom rental for 1.5 hours
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 party guests
  • Party paper goods (napkins, cups, plates, cutlery, tablecloths)
  • 2 large cheese party pizzas from Pats (18"x24" pizza = 18 slices)
  • Animal crackers
  • Zoo party favor for each child
  • Birthday gift for birthday child
  • Our staff will provide an engaging Animal Encounter from one of our traveling zoo animals, however, we cannot offer direct contact with the animals.
ANIMAL ENCOUNTER PARTY PACKAGE PRICING
MAY - SEPTEMBER (PEAK SEASON)
Zoo Members $350 Non-Members$410
OCTOBER - APRIL (OFF PEAK)
Zoo Members$300 Non-Members$360
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
Zoo Members$275 Non-Members$335
Party Rules
  • You will have 30 minutes prior and after party for set-up/clean-up
  • 50% Deposit is needed in order to make reservation
  • You may bring your own food (including cake) and decorations
  • Beverages and Cake are not provided. Please bring a cake knife if bringing cake.
  • Sorry, no balloons or piñatas are allowed at the zoo.
  • One chaperone at least 21 years of age is required per every 8 children.
  • Please be sure that at least two adults attend the party to properly chaperone the children.
  • Your hosts will help ensure that the party runs smoothly, but cannot be responsible for child discipline.
Complete the Birthday Party Request Form to reserve your date.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RENTALS ARE NOT CONSIDERED BOOKED UNTIL DEPOSIT HAS BEEN MADE AND A CONFIRMATION HAS BEEN ISSUED. FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED ON THE DAY OF THE PARTY. Additional Fees may apply if room is not properly cleaned up after or any damage is done to the room.

Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in the party packages?
With each package you will have party space in our Education Building. Each child in the package will receive a party favor. You will receive two cheese party pizzas. Zoo admission is provided for all the guests in your package (additional headcount charges may apply if going over package specifications). We provide the paper goods (cups, plates, forks, napkins, and tablecloths), and the Birthday Child will receive a special gift from the Zoo. Please bring a cake knife with you if bringing cake.

What animals are available for the Party?
There are four categories (mammal, reptile, amphibians, invertebrates) and the educator will choose the best animal for your party. Several factors go into the Educator's decision as to which animal to show, including if the animal is booked for another program, so we cannot guarantee a specific animal will be shown.

What if it rains/snows on my party day?
The party is still on since it is held indoors. However, we want you and your guests to be safe in your travels, so if you decide it is unsafe to travel and want to reschedule, your non-refundable deposit will be good for one year from the date of your original party. However, if you cancel or reschedule your party prior to 7 days from the event, you will receive a refund.

Can I bring balloons, piñatas or other decorations?
Balloons and piñatas are not allowed on Zoo property for the safety of the animals. The only decorations you would need, if you desired, are table top centerpieces or a banner-type display that can be hung on the edge of the table. If you would like to bring in other food, we recommend finger foods such as veggie/fruit platter, crackers and cheese, chips/dips, snacks and similar foods. Please no glitter or confetti.

Is there designated parking for the birthday party guests?
Parking at the Zoo is free for everyone. There is not a designated parking area for birthday party guests.

How do we check-in?
Go directly to the Education Building across Monkey Hill from the Main Zoo entrance. You pay your coordinator at the end of the party for the balance due: either cash, check or credit card.

I'm a member of the Philadelphia Zoo, can I get the member discount on Birthday parties?
No, only Brandywine Zoo members receive the Member discount.

What if I have more party guests?
Extra guests will be billed $12 (peak) or $10 (off peak season) Extra pizza would be $25. An Ice cream novelty can be added for an additional charge of $2 per item. Maximum amount of people is 50.

In lieu of gifts, I would like to ask guests to make a donation to the Zoo. How do I do that?
Donations can be made to the Delaware Zoological Society in support of the Brandywine Zoo. We also have a list of items that are needed on our Amazon wish list that you could bring.



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