Calling all Cub Scouts!
You and your packs can join us on Sunday, May 5th at 10:00 am 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 Tigers (age 7) through Webelos (age 10). 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 an excursion to our Treetop Adventures zip line park! Please note: There is an additional charge for the ZooSnooze add-on ($49.95) & a Treetop Adventures add-on (Cub Climb-$10.00, Quick Zip-$10.00). Any scouts that add on ZooSnooze or Treetop Adventures will receive a separate badge for each experience. Treetop Adventures requires an adult to accompany each child, either from the ground for the Cub Climb course, or in the trees for the Quick Zip course. See below for further Treetop Adventures requirements.
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 is now closed
Registration ends on Wednesday, May 1st.
What to expect if you’re adding on a ZooSnooze overnight campout…
Join us on Saturday, May 4th 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, s’mores by the campfire and breakfast in the morning. All campers are required to bring their own camping equipment.
What to bring:
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 Adventures 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 to do the course 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.