Brandywine Zoo

“Go a little wild” at the Brandywine Zoo! Located on the Brandywine River in Brandywine Park, the zoo is home to many species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians such as red pandas, Pygmy goats, River otters, a Florida bobcat, and Andean condors. Student and scout groups can learn about a variety of wildlife through the zoo’s educational workshops, tours, scout badge programs, animal encounters, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802. New Castle County. 
Tel: 302-571-7747
Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Our Zoo School programs range from tours to fun storybook, conservation, and STEM programs. During each program, students have a curriculum-aligned lesson and the chance to meet a few program animals up close. Programs combine fun and investigative activities to explore animal adaptations, animal behavior, ecology, zoo keeping careers, and more. School outreach programs are available through our Traveling Zoo.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 302-571-7850 ext. 207.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15 students (or minimum program fee).
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD, LD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science. 
Topics Covered: animal adaptations, biodiversity, conservation, ecosystems, food chain, habitats, skeletons, STEM.
 
 
SCOUTS
Girl and Boy Scouts can work on badges and earn Brandywine Zoo fun patches with a variety of programs and activities. Scouts will meet the zoo’s animals up close, learn about Delaware’s native wildlife, and make crafts. Scout Night in the spring and fall allows scouts to enjoy after-hours at the zoo, work toward badge requirements, play games, meet a few ambassador animals, and more.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 302-577-7747 ext. 209.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 30 scouts.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 1 leader per troop required.
Registration: Online, Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: animal science, art, hiking, nature, tree identification. 
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can schedule a 30-minute tour of the zoo, live animal encounter, storybook, or curriculum-based program (minimum program fees will apply when minimum group size is not met). The Brandywine Zoo also offers various programs that are free with paid admission, such as storytime, animal presentations, keeper talks, and more. Additionally, home school groups can participate in any of our special events for the general public, or attend a special event for schools day, such as Endangered Species Day for schools. The Zoo also offers various age-appropriate workshops in the Education Building throughout the year. View our website for a schedule of activities.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 302-577-7747 ext. 207.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science. 
Topics Covered: animal adaptations, biodiversity, conservation, ecosystems, food chain, habitats, skeletons, STEM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15 participants/students (or minimum program fee). Min. 15 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2 hours.
Registration: Online, Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD, LD.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue