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, scavenger hunts, 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.
The Zoo is serious about education and committed to helping scouts meet badges and achievements.
Investigating animal adaptations, participants encounter ocelots, vampire bats, and other nocturnal predators in the Night Hunters exhibit.
Have you ever wondered why a mouse scurries snugly against the wall as it runs or why a dog has a wet nose? Have you ever thought about how hard it would be to get dressed for school if you had no thumbs? Nocturnal Adventures’ Animal Adaptations will answer all those questions and more!
2nd- 4th grade. Adults also welcome.
$40.00 per participant
During the Animal Adaptations Overnight we will investigate the definition of adaptation. An adaptation is a physical or behavioral characteristic that helps an animal or plant survive and reproduce in its habitat. For example, a Night Monkey’s huge eyes allow it to see better at night, and the Honey Bee Waggle Dance shows other bees where food is! On your overnight, you will:
Girl Scouts – Night Owl badge *To meet the mentioned scout badge, groups must request the “Scout Badge Version” of the overnight*
Prowl the Zoo at night in search of predators from Africa and beyond and learn about the vital role of predators and humans in a healthy ecosystem.
This Overnight examines food webs and the vital role predators play and the strategies they use to hunt their prey. We also explore hopeful conservation stories in Africa and everything humans have done to protect wildlife. During this overnight you will meet some predators up close and personal, go behind the scenes and explore how the Zoo feeds predators big and small, discover some unexpected but mighty predators, take a quest through Africa, and so much more!
African Predator Prowl is designed in two developmentally appropriate levels.
African Predator Prowl – Sleeping in the Harold C. Schott Education Center
African Predator Prowl – Sleeping in the Wolf Woods Education Center (a satellite classroom located in the Wolf Woods Eastern Woodlands exhibit)
During African Predator Prowl we will prowl the Zoo for predators, explore the intricate food webs that support these animals and learn what role humans and predators have played for each other over the centuries.
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*
Exploring the diversity of life on Earth, participants spend the night with our resident manatees!
This program focuses on biodiversity, human interactions, and highlights the endangered Florida manatee.
On your overnight, you will explore:
Girl Scouts – Night Owl Badge *To meet the mentioned scout badge, groups must request the “Scout Badge Version” of the overnight*