Families and thrill seekers are invited to visit Wilmington's Brandywine Zoo for two spellbinding events unlike any other: Boo at the Zoo and SPIRITS at the Zoo. Come in your most creative and most spooktacular costumes - from little pint-sized pumpkins to fearsome werewolves - and see how the Brandywine Zoo transforms its familiar animal habitats into enchanting, eerie landscapes promising spooky surprises and unforgettable memories!    

Let’s explore why Brandywine Zoo is a must-attend destination for Halloween fans! 


Boo At the Zoo! 

While Halloween is known for its ghosts and ghouls, the Brandywine Zoo takes it a step further by offering unique animal encounters. Meet creatures of the night and learn about their fascinating nocturnal behaviors. The zoo undergoes a dramatic transformation, with every nook and cranny adorned in eerie decorations. From hauntingly lit pathways to creatively carved pumpkins, the attention to detail is nothing short of impressive. This immersive experience truly transports visitors to a Halloween wonderland! Don’t forget to bring a  bag for some trick or treat surprises!  

Details: All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals. Brandywine Zoo will have plenty of treats and activities for the entire family to enjoy. 

Dates: October 20th-October 22nd  
Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Price: Members: $4 | Non-members: $8 | All children under three admitted free 


Spirits At the Zoo!  

No Halloween adventure is complete without indulging in tasty treats! From candy apples to spooky cocktails to liquid libations, this 21+ event will leave you feeling spooktacular! With a wide array of delicious snacks to satisfy every gobbling craving, a 50/50 raffle, and Zoo guests decked out in their most creative Halloween costumes, Spirts at the Zoo ipromises not to disappoint. The musical sounds of Tim Jaudon will keep the party going. So leave the kids at home, grab your friends, and enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Brandywine Zoo! 

Details: This event is for adults 21+ with valid ID. No one under 21-years old will be admitted, including toddlers and babies. Admission includes two tickets that can be used for food or drink from participating vendors. Additional drink/food tickets can be purchased. 

Date: October 28th  
Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 
Price: Members: $30 | Non-members: $35 



Halloween at the Brandywine Zoo is more than just a spooky celebration - it's an experience that combines the magic of Halloween with the wonder of wildlife, music and fun. With their unique animal encounters, spine-tingling decorations, ghoulish games, and delicious treats, both events at the zoo promise unforgettable fun for all ages.