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Brandywine Zoo

1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 571-7788 voice
(302) 571-7787 FAX

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Open since 1905, Delaware's only zoo is located a few steps from the Brandywine River. The 12-acre zoo features Siberian tigers, river otters, and other animals native to the Americas and the temperate areas of Asia. A new state-of-the-art Andean Condor exhibit features a 110,000-cubic-foot flight cage.

Entrance to Brandywine ZooNot far from the bustle of the city is a serene, yet wild place. Set in beautiful Brandywine Park, Brandywine Zoo offers a convenient
escape that feels worlds away.

The Brandywine Zoo is managed by Delaware State Parks with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. This quaint facility is home to a variety of species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. At Brandywine Zoo, visitors return again and again to see our animals in natural settings. Come see our exotic Siberian tigers, Gold Lion Tamarins, playful river otters, Andean condors, Florida bobcat, binturongs, sandhill crane, burrowing owls, pygmy goats, llama, rhea and the world's largest rodent, the capybara.

Otter at the ZooLearn about wild and exotic animals right in your community! Brandywine Zoo offers educational programs for enthusiasts of all ages, from toddlers to adult. Contact the Zoo Education Department for more information at (302) 571-7788, Ext. 208 or 209.


The Brandywine Zoo is wheelchair-accessible and offers convenient free parking.

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Photo of tiger at Zoo

Zoo Hours and Admission:

  • Zoo Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

  • Admission is charged as follows:
    October 1 - May 31
    $2 per child 3-11 years
    $2 for senior citizens
    $4 for children 12 years and older and adults

    June 1 - September 30
    $3 per child 3-11 years
    $4 for senior citizens
    $5 for children 12 years and older and adults

    Children under 3 admitted free.

    For more information or to become a member, call 302-571-7788, ext. 200.


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