Scout Programs

Elmwood Park Zoo’s variety of workshops for Scouts provides them with opportunities to complete most or all of the necessary requirements for several conservation, nature, and animal-related badges. Each 50-60 minute workshop promises hands-on fun and learning with planned activities and up-close experiences with the zoo’s animals. Groups can also add fun activities, such as animal feedings, visits to Treetop Adventures, and ZooSnooze overnight campouts to their visits. Scouts will receive a badge at the end of their program and can earn additional badges for adding on a ZooSnooze or Treetop Adventures experience.

Girl Scouts

Our Girl Scout programs are designed to teach your toop about the creatures around them through keeper talks, educational activities, and crafts, while completing a badge requirement.

Boy Scouts

Our programs give Boy Scouts the opportunity to participate in classroom activities, games, hike, and exploring the zoo as they work toward earring a scout badge.

Click the categories above to view the different workshops we offer. Each program costs $100 for up to 15 scouts; an additional 10 scouts can be accommodated for a $50 fee. Zoo admission is also required for each visitor; reduced admission rates of $13.95 per Adult and Child (ages 3 to 12) are offered to scout groups from early June through early September.  Regular zoo admission rates apply during the remainder of year when the rates are reduced for all guests. 

Contact the Education Department at 800.652.4143 x236 or with any questions.