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.
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.
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.
We hope to inspire Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts through projects that can make our zoo better as a whole. We offer service projects variety of different fields.
Click the categories above to view the different programs we offer. Each program costs $17.95 per person and includes one free adult per every 5 scouts. There are no siblings permitted in the program. Additional adults and siblings may enjoy the zoo for $10.95 per person during the program.
There’s plenty of other activities we can add to your Girl or Boy Scout visit. We can add any of the below activities to your program for discounted rates!