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. 
Register for your field trip to the Brandywine Zoo.
Contact Info
Address: 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802. New Castle County. 
Tel: 302-571-7747. 
Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM. 
School groups can take a self-guided tour of Brandywine Zoo or sign up for a Zoo School program. Zoo School programs are fun lessons or fun storybook programs. During each program, students will have a curriculum aligned lesson and have a chance to meet a few program animals up close. Zoo School programs focus on a variety of topics related to animal science, conservation, and careers, combining fun and investigative activities with multidisciplinary learning. School outreach programs also available through our Traveling Zoo. See the school program brochure
Contact Info
Contact: 302-571-7850 ext. 209,
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-12th. 
Group Size: 15 minimum, up to 60 per program, depending on program.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 1:5 adult-student ratio up to grade 2; 1:10 grades 3+.
Registration: Online, Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Starting at $7/person Sept.-Mar., or $8/person Apr.-Aug.
Accessible To: LD, PD.
Topics Covered: STEM, conservation, biodiversity, animal adaptations, food chain, skeletons, ecosystems, habitats.
Both Girl and Boy Scouts can work on badges and earn Brandywine Zoo fun patches with a variety of zoo programs and activities. Scouts will meet the zoo’s animals up close, learn about Delaware’s native wildlife, and make crafts. Scout Night at the Brandywine Zoo in the spring and fall allow scouts to enjoy after-hours at the zoo, work toward badge requirements, play games, meet a few ambassador animals, and more. Register for a scout program
Contact Info
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
Group Size: 10 minimum, 30 maximum.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Online, Email, Fax, Mail.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: $12 per participant, adults and chaperones must pay seasonal admission.
Accessible To: PD.
Topics Covered: Nature, animal science, tree identification, hiking, art.

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