Explore the wonders of the wild. Learn how animals survive, what makes each one distinct, how they behave and more.

$7 per person (students & adults)
One free teacher per class
$8 per person (students & adults)
One free teacher per class
Explore the wonders of the wild. Learn how animals survive, what makes each one distinct, how they behave and more. The Brandywine Zoo's Discovery Tours are educational programs that provide school-age children with experiences that are fun and exciting while informational and instructional. These programs include indoor class time and outdoor lessons in the zoo.

Our programs incorporate hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities which inspire investigation and stimulate minds. School programs incorporate multidisciplinary lessons, covering science, math, technology, language arts and creative arts.

EdZOOcation Program Guide
Download our EdZOOcation program guide for teachers to find out more about our school programs. This guide features both tours and Traveling Zoo programs.

Summer Tours
Looking for a fun Summer visit to the zoo with your camp or youth group? Download our 2014 Summer Tour flyer to see the tours we offer over the summer months.

To register for a program:
  • Download our registration form (at right). By clicking 'submit', the form will mail via your outlook or other mail application. Alternatively you can mail a saved copy of this completed form to DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us
  • Questions? Call Jacque Williamson, Curator of Education at 302-571-7850 ext. 208 or email to schedule a Traveling Zoo program. Please include in your message:
       - Date and Times
       - Program Choice
       - Contact information
  • Please advise us of students with special needs when you register.
  • Full payment is required two weeks prior to the date of the program.

Special Events for Schools
Ages 3 and up, families, schools, homeschools and more!
Brandywine Zoo hosts several special events that are geared toward school groups and families of all ages. Fee: Free with paid admission! For an additional $2/person, school groups can sign up for a live animal encounter and lesson in the education building.

School events offered in Spring 2014 are:
Earth Day for Schools
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm

Endangered Species Day
Friday, May 16, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm

Download the School Events Flyer for full details! Email us for Fall 2014 school special event dates!

Self-Guided Tours
You are invited to visit the Zoo with your group on your own. If you have special activities for your students or want to introduce the Zoo in a more informal way, this is the format for you. Call ahead for group rates and visitation information.

Design Your Own Program
Don't see a program that suites your needs? Please call the Zoo's Education Department at 302-571-7850 ext. 209 and let us help you design your own program.

Where can I find out more information?
Contact Jacque Williamson, our Curator of Education, with questions or to book a program or call 302-571-7850 x 208. Email: Jacque.Williamson@state.de.us.

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