Wild Scout Adventures at the Zoo!

The Zoo offers the thrill of a wildlife adventure in a safe and educational atmosphere. Scout programs encourage enthusiasm for learning about nature by engaging participants in a hands-on exploration of the world around them. The Zoo comes alive through games, hikes, behind-the-scenes peeks, and animal demonstrations.

To get more information or to register for an overnight, fill out this online request form or call the Education Department at (513) 559-7767. 

Choose From Four Exciting Overnight Topics!

The Zoo is serious about education and committed to helping scouts meet badges and achievements.

Animal Adaptations (Grades 2-4)

*Starting March 1st, 2017, Animal Adaptations will have an evening only K-1st grade option and the traditional overnight option will be offered for grades 2 and up!)*

Investigate physical and behavioral adaptations of animals and how adaptation diversity in different habitats is the key to survival!
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Scout Badge Met*:

Girl Scouts – Night Owl badge
*To meet the mentioned scout badge, groups must request the “Scout Badge Version” of the overnight*

African Predator Prowl (Grades 2 and up)

*Due to content changes, starting September 1st, 2016, African Predator Prowl will be offered to grade 4 and up only*

Prowl the Zoo at night in search of predators from Africa and beyond while learning about the vital role of predators and humans in a healthy ecosystem.
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Scout Badge Met*:

Girl Scouts – Night Owl Badge
Boy Scouts – Naturalist Badge
*To meet the mentioned scout badge, groups must request the “Scout Badge Version” of the overnight*

23018144209_3feab05ea9_bSleep with the Manatees (Grades 5 & up)

*Starting January 1st, 2017, Sleep with the Manatees will be offered to two additional grades, 3rd and 4th, so even more people can enjoy sleeping with the manatees!*

Explore the diversity of life on Earth while spending the night with our resident manatees!
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Scout Badge Met*:

Girl Scouts – Night Owl Badge
*To meet the mentioned scout badge, groups must request the “Scout Badge Version” of the overnight*

NEW! Twiga Tented Camp (Grade 4 and up)

*Available starting September 2016*

Transport yourself to Africa during this high-end, brand new tented camp overnight experience at the Zoo!
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