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Brandywine Zoo

#14 of 72 things to do in Wilmington Features Animals
1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
1 (302) 571-7747
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Surprising zoo!

We saw a lot of really neat animals in this zoo! It's great because it's located right in the park... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Stacey S
Wilmington, Delaware
great zoo

this zoo is wonderful for the entire famiily: it is especially good for young children. the reason... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
danna l
Wilmington, Delaware
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Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. This small zoo packs a lot of punch into only 11 acres. Featuring endangered species such as an Amur tiger, Andean condors, red pandas and more, and accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Brandywine Zoo works to educate the public, connect people with animals, and strengthening global conservation.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
1 (302) 571-7747
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We saw a lot of really neat animals in this zoo! It's great because it's located right in the park, where you can walk by the creek before or after, and parking is easy. Price is reasonable. Had no idea there were so many things...More

1  Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

this zoo is wonderful for the entire famiily: it is especially good for young children. the reason it is so great is because there is also a playground near the zoo: there is alot of beautiful flowers, and walking paths in addition to lots of...More

Thank danna l
Reviewed 10 April 2017

perfect size! this zoo is small enough that by the time you've seen everything, the kids are tired and done. has enough variety of animals to keep a young one interested. excellent zookeepers that will answer any questions you have and they frequently have animal...More

Thank Justinetravels11
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A nice enough place as far as it goes, but there's not much to see here. This is not a zoo where you're going to spend a lot of time. On our first visit we walked around for about a half an hour and realized...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great zoo to take young children. It is not large, easily walkable by young kids and has a variety of animals. They also usually have interactive table where you can feel an eagle feather or look at other objects. They also have...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We loved our visit and were surprised that the zoo was free. The zoo was perfect in size for families with toddlers/small children. Will visit again.

Thank 784kelleyb
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Its size is one of its best features! If you've got kids under 8 years old, don't go to the expense to take them to a big zoo. They will get tired and lose interest. The Brandywine Zoo is just the right size for their...More

Thank hhstitches
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Don't skip out on this great zoo because of its size... its a great zoo! Come here and make it what it is! Don't judge it based on its size but rather the great quality of life these animals have here and the knowledge about...More

Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Small, yet managable with small children. Plenty of shade, animals are up close and nice variety. Excellent afternoon. we didn't have the stroller with us, so grandparents had to carry the 2 year old grandson. It was a hot day, but not unpleasant at all...More

Thank PatIowa67
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Small zoo and nicely maintained, and at only $5 for an adult entrance, affordable. However, it became apparent to us within minutes that something was wrong. The Andean Condor - a huge bird - was in an enclosure that would barely let it hop, never...More

3  Thank Alidea1
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