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Brandywine Zoo

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Grandson's 1st Birthday Party

This was a great place to celebrate our grandson's first birthday. The party package was great and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FunPlacesToCheckOut
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Springfield, Pennsylvania
Sad and Small

Such a small, sad zoo that I forgot to take photos. They’re known for their tiger, but that has... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
dberkowitz
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New York City, New York
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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...more
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1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to celebrate our grandson's first birthday. The party package was great and the staff was awesome. The little ones really enjoyed the Animal Encounter part of the party. While the zoo is smaller, it was the perfect size for the...More

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KG410, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad your grandson's party was successful.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Such a small, sad zoo that I forgot to take photos. They’re known for their tiger, but that has exhibit had been closed for some time. Tiny for a zoo. I’m sure they care perfectly well for the animals, but few looked like they were...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We bought a family membership and have really taken advantage of MANY Saturday morning trips to the zoo. We have even enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park that is adjacent to the zoo and lovely walks along the Brandywine River.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Brandywine Zoo is uniquely set in the middle of the Brandywine Park, so you have the animals to visit, then picnic alongside the Brandywine River. The red pandas are absolutely adorable, and the kids can watch the river otters gliding through the water through a...More

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K G, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Susan - We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back again, there is always something happening at the Brandywine Zoo.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Although there were some exhibits closed, it was a good experience. It is a small zoo, so they don't carry a lot of animals. But I think they have some uncommon animals at the zoo that people would be interested in seeing. Be prepared to...More

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K G, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi, Glad you enjoyed your visit. Have a great holiday!

Reviewed 22 June 2018

A friend and I recently took our toddlers to the Brandywine zoo for an afternoon. We went at midday during a hot and humid summer afternoon, which I would not recommend. Most of the animals were sleeping in the shade or otherwise concealed from view...More

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K G, Guest Relations Manager at Brandywine Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel. We are a small zoo, but we do have ongoing programs to engage and educate visitors about the animals, such as Reptile Shows, Keeper Talks, Creature Features and Storytime. Sounds like the...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I went here to kill some time before heading to little Italy and it is very nice but very very small great for kids I guess and park and rose garden near by but I walked the hole thing in like 15minutes.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Went to the zoo as a way to walk outside on a beautiful day. It was a great experience. Very walkable, lots of animal exhibits and it's geared toward children, so their day is also enjoyable. A small treat.

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

A treat indeed! Thanks for spending time with us.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 22 April 2018

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.

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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