We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1001 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802-3801
Phone Number: +1 302-577-7447
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
It is small and clean.

It is something to do if you haven't been there yet and want to experience everything in Wilmington.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DJK884
,
Wilmington, Delaware
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 116: English reviews
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is something to do if you haven't been there yet and want to experience everything in Wilmington.

Helpful?
Thank DJK884
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small zoo but nice. The gardens across from the zoo make it an overall good morning or afternoon trip.

Helpful?
Thank Hayley F
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
227 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is small, VERY SMALL. If I say it takes less then an hour to walk through, it's the truth. But don't look at as being small, look at from the view that you are there with your children and to have a good time. You are there with your wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend or just friends... More 

Helpful?
Thank pretblueye
Owings Mills, Maryland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We read the TripAdvisor reviews before going. One reviewer said it was more like being in someone's back yard. We chuckled but s/he was right! We appreciate that the effort is there to ensure these animals are taken care of, but this is more of a zoo to introduce young children to (semi) wildlife, I think. The best animal for... More 

Helpful?
Thank andicb03
New Holland, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
68 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Great little place and when I say little I mean it, it's tiny. If I were to guess I'd say the distance from one end of the zoo to the other is maybe a quarter mile. That being said if you are in Wilmington or passing through its worth the stop. Entrance fee is only 5 dollars and for that... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Nick d
Croydon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect with a 'small zoo,' but I have to say the experience was phenomenal. Perfect for a family with young children (as we have). Enough exhibits to keep them fascinated and wanting more, but not so large or crowded as to be overwhelming. A surprising selection (my son loved the pygmy goats best), including a tiger... More 

Helpful?
Thank P8130DWandrewg
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This was an exceptionally inexpensive activity! It's a small zoo but doesn't lack in exotic animals, informed staff and overall fun! I was able to make my way through the zoo in a timely manner. I appreciated the educational signs and fast facts. I would come here again!

Helpful?
1 Thank pbanj2016
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

First let me start by saying in terms of location, Brandywine Zoo is situated in a beautiful area. Getting there was simple and the signage was adequate. There was ample parking and to my relief - at no charge. There are signs directing you where to walk from the lot and the area between the parking lot and the zoo... More 

Helpful?
Thank Candace1126
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This place is more of an animal exhibition of someone's private collection than a Zoo. If you stand in the right place you can see the entire "Zoo" from one end to the other so...yep..." The Minuscule Animal Exhibition of Brandywine" is a more appropriate name. Despite its size the "Zoo" has two rather astonishing creatures; a tiger and a... More 

Helpful?
Thank LATDB1
SE PA
Level Contributor
161 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Met up w/ daughter's family (the 2 of them, infant & 3 yr old). At my suggestion they had driven anhour, and we had driven a half hour, to get there. It was nice weather, so just being together and outdoors was nice, but none of us will make the effort to return. Just too small an experience for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank netherholt

Travelers who viewed Brandywine Zoo also viewed

 

Been to Brandywine Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brandywine Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?