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Brandywine Zoo

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1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
+1 302-571-7747
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A Charming Little Zoo

This is a lovely place to visit to kill an hour but it has got to be the US’s smallest zoo, in fact... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
VikkiBee
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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sweet little zoo

I love this wonderful little zoo along the river. Have many happy memories of going there as a... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Julie D
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. This small zoo features endangered species such as Andean condors, red pandas, bald eagles and more! Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Brandywine Zoo works to educate the public, connect people with animals, and strengthen global conservation. Usually open 10-4, weather pending. Check out special events like Star Wars Day in May, Brew at the Zoo in September and Boo at the Zoo in October! We offer Zoo Camp, internships, birthday parties and Scout Programs to name a few.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
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+1 302-571-7747
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit to kill an hour but it has got to be the US’s smallest zoo, in fact I don’t even think you can call it a zoo! There’s like 15 different animals from reptiles and farm animals to foxes...More

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K G, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. Glad that you appreciated the intimacy of our zoo and experienced our accomodating and kind zoo keepers.The giant rabbits are awesome! Please visit again.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I love this wonderful little zoo along the river. Have many happy memories of going there as a child, taking my kids there, and taking grandkids.

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K G, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for visiting the Brandywine Zoo. We think the zoo is special too. Generations of families have memories of visiting the Brandywine Zoo--we've been here for 113 years!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The zoo is small, yes, and not a lot of animals, but what they have they take good care of, the staff is knowledgeable, and for the price you can't go wrong. $7 during prime season, $5 in the shoulder seasons, and free in the...More

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K G, Public Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Sounds like you and your family had a lovely time. The Brandywine Zoo is a gem. We appreciate that you shared your experience. Come back again!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This zoo offers free admission on Sundays in December. Its a very small zoo and quite a few animals weren't out due to cold temperatures. But we got very close to the pens and saw unique animals we hadn't seen before. Great for a 2-3...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went with my Grand Daughter to the Holloween event where the kids went in their customs. The event was done very well. While there aren't a lot of animals at the zoo it is a perfect size for younger kids. It is always a very...More

Thank Grandpa101
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

So disappointing hardly any animals left at zoo. Brought ny grandchildren to zoo and very boring. Monkey house is gone. Very clean zoo but not too much happening

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I probably didn't go at the best time because some of the animals were sleeping and they we're fixing up the otters exhibit. However, while it's very small it packs a real punch. There were some cool animals and exhibits. Lot of nice educational stuff...More

1  Thank Corey J
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a really small zoo. We paid $7 per person for a total of $21. Most of the animals were hiding or sleeping as I was surprised being that it was an absolutely gorgeous day that was not hot and had a nice breeze....More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's a small zoo so it's great if your time is limited. A lot is in the shade which is good. Friendly staff. We got there when it opened at 10:00 and many animals were up and about. Some Good photo ops as long as...More

Thank SalCT06478
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

As other mentioned, this is a small but really wonderful zoo. Ideal for young children and very accessible for elders. Interesting animals and habitats-be sure to brush the goats and listen to the chattering parrot-he has quite a vocabulary! There is a very nice outdoor...More

2  Thank LynnVB
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