3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Zoo & Education Center
3 Palms Zoo &Education Center


*General Admission:  Minimum $10 / up to 5-person family

*Group Admission (10+ people):  Minimum $3 each

*#Schools/Organizations:  Call (302) 715-1326 or e-mail info@3palmszoo.org


We encourage you to donate more if you'd like!  All donations benefit the care, feed, shelter, & rescue of animals.


*Admission Includes the 3 Palms Experience and bamboo to feed the animals.  Additional bamboo available for an extra donation.  Always ask for assistance if you need more bamboo to feed the animals.


#Groups must call at least 24-hours prior to your scheduled date for cancellations.


NOTE:  Feeding or petting animals with yellow chains around the enclosure is not permitted!  This list currently includes:  Raccoon, Skunks, Oppossum, Alligator!

Business Hours

Why not stop by for a visit? You'll not only be supporting rescued animals, you'll have an experience with them!  It would be our pleasure to help you around our the Zoo!  Our business hours are weather permitting:


*Weather Permitting*

Monday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

Tuesday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

Wednesday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

Thursday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

Friday:  10:00 am pm to 5 p.m.

Saturday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

Sunday:  10:00 am to 5 p.m.

*Weather Permitting*


Admission ends one hour prior to closing.  This is to provide you sufficient time to enjoy the Zoo and our animals!


*Weather Permitting generally means rain or snow, but can also include excessive temperatures in the Summer & Winter months.  If you are uncertain about weather conditions, please call (302) 715-1326 prior to your departure for the day's hours.


Hours may also be limited due to freeze/thaw events in the months of January & February.


Closed:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Independence Day & Easter Sunday

Limited Holiday Hours may be available.  Please call at least 1 week in advance.

Where to find us:

3 Palms Zoo
924 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE  19938
(302) 715-1326


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What's New!

  • Morgan, Scarlet Macaw
  • Deeter, Yellow-Naped Amazon

In the works!

  • Parking Lot

In the future!

  • Goose Pond
  • Updated Turkey Enclosure
  • Reptile House