Experience the great outdoors, wildlife education, and fun scouting programs at the Brandywine Zoo!
Join us with your troop or pack for one of our fun Scout programs. These programs offer girl and boy scouts the opportunity to work toward badge requirements for a variety of animal, nature, and outdoors-focused badges! Or, join us for one of our new Science and Career workshops, open to any youth!
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Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo
Enjoy a morning or evening at the zoo designated for scouts and their families! Registered participants for this program get to enjoy special early admission to the zoo before it opens to the public! There will be games, crafts, and activities all geared toward scout requirements. Brandywine Zoo patches will be available for purchase. This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather.
Fee: $10/person, includes scouts, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 scouts registered. DOWNLOAD our registration form for Scout Day.
Fall 2014 Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by November 13, walk-ins welcome if space available.
Spring 2015 Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015. Time to be determined.
Pre-registration strongly suggested by March 26, walk-ins welcome if space available.
Click here to register for Scout Day.
Girl Scout Workshops
Where: Brandywine Zoo, programs meets in the education building across from main zoo entrance.
Fee: $12 per girl, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Additional parents and chaperones must pay $5.00 zoo admission fee.
To Register: Please email DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us. For additional information, please call (302) 571-7850 ext. 209.
NOTE: Girl Scout Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.
Girl Scout Workshop: Earth's Endangered
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:30am - 12:30pm
For: Girl Scout Juniors
Join us at the Brandywine Zoo to learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. Program meets most requirements for the Junior Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4).
Registration required no later than 12pm Thursday, October 16.
Girl Scout Workshop: Animals and Me
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:30am - 12:30pm
For: Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies
From mild to wild, different animals have different needs. Learn about what animals make better pets than others, and how to best care for them! Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. Location: Brandywine Zoo, program meets in the Education Building, across the street from the main entrance. Registration required no later than 12pm Thursday, November 20.
Girl Scout Workshop: For the Love of Animals
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
For: Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies
Celebrate your love of animals and discover what it takes to care for animals at the zoo. We can show animals how much we care by properly caring for them. We'll explore what both pet and wild animals need to feel truly loved! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. Registration required no later than 12pm Thursday, February 19.
This fun, after-hours program will include fun activities geared toward our friends on the night shift! Take a guided after-hours tour through the zoo with an educator who will discuss nocturnal animal adaptations as you and your scouts tour the zoo. Scouts will meet some animals up close and personal as we learn all about how some animal are better adapted for the nighttime. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about your favorite nocturnal animals at the Brandywine Zoo!
Availability: Twilight Tours are available seasonally. Please email for availability. Programs are 2 hours, typically from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays but schedule adjustments may be available upon request.
NOTE: Scout Programs require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.
Fee: $15 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and light snack. One free leader admitted for every 10 scouts. Additional parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.
Pair this program with your boy or girl-scout group's meeting and use our education building as an indoor meeting location for an additional $50.
To Book a program: Please email DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us.
Science & Career Workshops
Ages 8 and up
Adults are not required to attend this program, but paid adults are welcome to join us. NOTE: Science & Career Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.
Brandywine Zoo offers a variety of career-focused workshops for pre-teens and teens interested in working with animals. Join us at an upcoming workshop focusing on one of the following topics:
Saturday, November 22, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
How do we care for our animals here at the zoo? We'll discuss everything from nutrition to vet care in this overview of exotic animal husbandry
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10am - 11:30am
What is 'enrichment' and why is it so important to animals at the zoo? Discover what our keepers do to enrich the lives of our animals to keep them healthy and happy.
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30pm - 3pm
What does an animals' natural history have to do with how we design exhibits? Everything! During this workshop, we'll look at what it takes to design great exhibits for animals in zoos.
Animal Behavior Studies
Saturday, March 18, 2015, 9:30am - 11am
Become an animal behaviorist for the day and put your observation skills to the test. Learn how zoologists study animals and complete a study of your own.
Zoo Members: $8/student | Non-Members: $10/student
Register for all 4 sessions for a discount: Zoo Members: $25/student | Non-Members: $35/student
To Register: Email DNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us.