Go Wild!

Delaware might be known for stunning views of outdoor wildlife, but nothing like this! Have an up-close and personal experience with exotic animals at this Wilmington zoo with plenty of fun to offer.

Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington

Take this opportunity to go wild! Open all year round, Brandywine Zoo gets you up close and personal with a number of exotic creatures, including tigers, pythons, leopards, turtles, tarantulas, monkeys, owls and more.

Stop by to say hello to any of the zoo's approximately 150 creatures, and learn about them with the zoo's knowledgeable staff. Every day, zoologists brings families on adventures that teach kids about their favorite animals and let them follow staff and have the full zoo keeper experience. Near the otter exhibit, there's a zoo-related story time where live storytellers tell lore of the animals, complete with crafts and other fun activities.

Want to keep the learning going and the family together? The zoo offers a wide variety of family programs, where kids and adults alike can go on a variety of adventures with zoo staff, like "Red, White and Zoo," which combines American patriotism with fun animal presentations, and "Pollinator Power," which exhibits how important pollinating species like bees and hummingbirds are to our environment.

Love the animals, but don't know where to start when observing them? Become your very own zoologist with a little help from the Brandywine Zoo. Visit the Brandywine Zoo's website for full PDFs about how to observe the bahvior of ducks, monkeys, birds, otters and more.

Be sure to check the zoo's calendar on the Brandywine website for a full schedule of exciting events that captivate imaginations and educate open minds. Best of all, the zoo entrance is a nominal fee of $3-$5 for children and $5-$7 for adults, depending on the season.

About Brandywine Zoo

Address: 1001 North Park Dr., Wilmington, Delaware

Phone: 302-571-7747

Website: brandywinezoo.org

Image: Samuel Houchins - Flickr Creative Commons License

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