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Scout Programs

Programs for Girl Scouts

NEW Girl Scout Camp Outs

We’ll pitch our tents near the Rare Rhinos exhibit and enjoy animal encounters, activities, an evening snack, and an after dark tour of the Zoo!  In the morning, we’ll have a light breakfast, meet more ambassador animals, and take another tour before the Zoo opens. 

Girl Scout Camp Outs are appropriate for girls ages 6 and up. One adult can accompany up to seven children; everyone ages 17 and under must have a responsible adult with them at the event. Each participant must be registered to attend, including adults.

Pricing: $30 per person.  Includes Zoo admission after the program concludes.

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Upcoming Dates:
October 16

Camp Outs begin at 8 p.m. and end at 10 a.m. the next morning. Scouts will need to provide their own tent and bedding.  A full list of what to bring will be sent to all participants in advance of the program.

NEW Girl Scout After Dark Adventure

Want to experience the Zoo after dark, but camping is not for you?  Introducing our new After Dark Adventure!  We’ll enjoy animal encounters, activities, an evening snack, and an after dark tour of the Zoo!  This program runs from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. and can be scheduled for a date that you choose (pending educator availability).  Groups must have at least 10 participants (including adults) to reserve a program, and the cost is $20 per scout and $15 per adult.  Call (605) 367-8313 ext 233 or email education@gpzoo.org to schedule your After Dark Adventure!

Girl Scout Badge Programs

If your troop is meeting in person, bring them to the Zoo to complete a badge! We have several badge programs available.  The programs are 2.5 hours long and can be scheduled for any date, during Zoo hours (pending educator availability).  Groups must have at least 5 scouts to reserve a program.  Call (605) 367-8313 ext 233 or email education@gpzoo.org to schedule your Badge Program!

Available badges:

Daisy Clover and Rosie Petals:

Discover how you can use resources wisely and make the world a better place for wildlife as we meet an animal up-close, visit the Zoo and make a fun collage!  $17 per scout, $10 per adult.  (Petals are not included.)

Brownie Pets Badge:

Explore how to care for different kinds of pets, meet an animal friend up close, and visit a few Zoo animals. You'll also have a chance to make a project to take home for your pet!  $20 per scout, $10 per adult.  (Pets Badge included.)

Junior Animal Habitats Badge:

Explore different animal habitats, meet an animal friend up close, and visit a few Zoo animals. You'll also have a chance to make your own animal "house" to take home! $20 per scout, $10 per adult.  (Animal Habitats Badge included.)

 

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.
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