Educational Programs Overview

Our Mission: To enhance and enrich peoples' understanding and respect of the complex relationships among all living things and inspire wildlife conservation.

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Education Programs
  • Boy & Girl Scout Programs
  • Family Programs & Youth Workshops
  • School Programs & Tours
  • Teacher Resources
  • Traveling Zoo
  • Self-guided Tours

  • Free Family Experiences
  • Close Encounters of the Wild Kind
  • Keeper Talks
  • Story Programs

  • Zoo Camps
  • Holiday Zoo Camp
  • Spring Zoo Camp
  • Summer Mini & Full-Day Camps
  • If you have any questions about our programs, please contact the Curator of Education at 302-572-7850, ext. 208, or email

    Free Family Experiences
    Brandywine Zoo programs change frequently to include new and exciting ZOOventures around every corner. The following are free programs with your paid admission.

    Experience wildlife up close and personal at the Brandywine Zoo. Learn about your favorite animals from zoo staff! No registration required.

    When: Weekends in the zoo May, September and October, daily June though August.
    Fee: FREE with paid admission to the zoo.

    Experience the zoo's amazing animals through the eyes of their keepers! Topics change daily, so there's always something new to learn about one of our wild friends.

    When: Weekends March-May & September-October, Daily June-August.
    Fee: FREE with paid admission to the zoo.

    Especially the Young
    Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! We offer Zoo Tales and Story Time programs throughout the year. Programs may take place in the Education Building or in the main zoo, typically in the otter circle. Programs include a story read aloud, and may include an activity or live animal presentation. Zoo Tales/Story Time may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

    When: Please see our calendar of events for dates and story titles.
    Fee: FREE with paid admission to the zoo.

    Please notify the zoo at if you have a group of 10 or more participants for any of our free family programs.

    You are invited to visit the Zoo with your group or 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. For more information or group rates, call 302-571-7850 ext. 208 or email

    If you do not see a program that covers the information you wish to illustrate, let us help you design your own program. For more information, call 302-571-7850 ext. 208 or email

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