Girl Scout Day
April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Calling all Girl Scouts!
You and your packs can join us on Sunday, April 28th at 10am for an afternoon full of hands-on educational workshops! In addition to workshops, packs will meet education animal ambassadors, learn more about animals, and complete a fun scavenger hunt as they self-tour around the zoo! This event is for Daisy (age 5) through Cadettes (age 14). All scouts will receive an Elmwood Park Zoo Badge at the end of the event.
Make your zoo stay extra special by adding on a scouts-only ZooSnooze overnight campout the night before the workshop starts on Sunday or a Treetop Adventure! Please note: There is an additional charge for the ZooSnooze add-on ($49.95) & a Treetop Adventure’s add-on (Cub Climb-$10.00, Quick Zip-$10.00). Any scouts that add on a ZooSnooze or Treetop Adventure will receive a separate badge for each experience.
The event will be $13.95 per scout, chaperone, and leader attending the event. Participants in the aforementioned events must be part of a pack/troop. Any additional guests and siblings will not be able to attend the event, but are welcome to spend the day at the zoo instead for $10.95 per person. This guest rate MUST be paid in advance, otherwise any adult or sibling attending the event who did not register for the discounted price must pay general admission upon arrival to the zoo.
Registration Coming Soon!
Registration ends on Wednesday, April 24th.
What to expect if you’re adding on a ZooSnooze overnight campout…
Join us on Saturday, April 27th at 6pm to spend a night under the stars with your favorite animal friends and enjoy outdoor time in a safe and unique environment!
ZooSnoozes include admission, pizza dinner, activities, a movie and popcorn under the stars, s’mores by the campfire and breakfast in the morning. All campers are required to bring their own camping equipment. Scouts will also receive a ZooSnooze patch as well!
What to bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket
Weather appropriate outerwear (ponchos/jackets)
Outside food & beverage is permitted, but coolers will be checked upon entering the zoo. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, and any guests with it will be asked to leave the event without refund.
What to expect if you’re adding on a Treetop Adventure Experience…
Add-on to the fun as your scout can participate in Treetop Adventures. Scouts may choose from either a Cub Climb or Quick Zip add-on. See requirements below. Scouts will also receive a separate zipline patch as well! Each guest participating in Treetop Adventures must complete a waiver, which can be done online ahead of time or at the Harness Hut on-site.
Cub Climb (Minimum Height – 36″ Maximum Height – 60″ This children’s course features over 15 games and one 100+ foot zipline. All participants MUST have an adult follow along from the ground. One adult can monitor up to 4 children.)
Quick Zip (Minimum Height – 54″, Supervision Ratio – 1 adult per 3 minors, Course Duration – 30 to 60 min. A shorter course that’s perfect for first time adventurers or those who’d like to test out Treetop Zoofari. Quick Zip takes you through 3 games and 3 zip lines high in the trees of the zoo. Participants ages 15 and under must be accompanied in the trees by an adult.) *Any scout that signs up for Quick Zip requires an adult with them*
All participants will be subject to a briefing process where you will learn how to handle the safety equipment and practice procedures. This is the time where you will work closely with an experienced operator before independently taking on the challenge course with a qualified facilitator monitoring you. All individual equipment necessary to participate in the aerial activity will be provided.
For additional information on Treetop Adventures, click here.