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 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 by purchasing regular Single Day Member admission.

To book your scout program, fill out the form at the bottom of the page, or Contact the Education Department at 800.652.4143 x236 or 

Download our Scout Brochure

ADDItional Activities

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!

Please note: some additional activities are seasonal.

We are also home to Treetop Adventures, Pennsylvania’s only zip line course that flies guests over animal exhibits! Many scout groups enjoy our fun and challenging courses, and your activity may count toward additional badge requirements. 

Pair your daytime scout adventure with our zoo snooze camp out for extra fun. Discover what happens at the zoo after the sun goes down. Adding a ZooSnooze may count toward additional badge requirements. Visit for current dates (June-October) and more information.

Scout Programs

Please note: The submission of this form does not guarantee your slot. A zoo employee will contact you once your inquiry is submitted. Scout programs are not considered booked until an invoice has been sent.

For more information, or to reserve your group trip, please contact our sales department at 800.652.4143 ext. 236 or