Cub Scout Day Workshops

boy scout science workshops Gather up your pack and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Explore the Zoo on a guided tour, play games, learn about animals, create a craft, and earn a patch. We offer several interactive and hands-on programs. No matter which theme you chose, your pack will have a blast learning and playing together.

Important Information

Program Fee: $10.00 per adult - $20.00 per child. All adults and children must register
Group Size Limits: minimum 10 / maximum 30
Adult/Child Ratios: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 scouts
Patches: You will receive 1 patch per scout for the program you have selected
Dates: We have many workshops dates available each month. Please contact a Reservations Associate for current openings.

Program Options

Tigers "All About Animals"
Electives 31, 32, 34, 42 and 47: Explore the kingdom of animals and their amazing adaptations on a Zoo tour. Later you will meet an animal ambassador up-close. You'll explore how to be conservation stewards of the amazing wildlife and natural resources all around us. Then, create a craft to feed wildlife in your own backyard!

Wolf "Your Living World"
Achievement 7: Our world is the only one we have; it is important that we take care of it. Come to the Oakland Zoo with your den and learn about the many ways you can help clean up the environment all around you while touring the Zoo. You'll investigate how some common items are made, and how much energy is saved by recycling and re-using them while playing games and having fun! After, you will have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors up-close.

Bears "Sharing Your World with Wildlife"
Achievement 5: Come to the Oakland Zoo to learn how you can help the wildlife in your own backyard while observing some of the world's most endangered animals on a Zoo tour. You will also get to meet one of our animal ambassadors up-close. Get to know some of our local feathered friends while making a cool recycled craft for them. By the time you leave the Zoo, you will have learned about conservation heroes and gain the knowledge of how you can make a difference in the lives of wildlife, near and far.

WEBELOS "Forester"
Forests are enormously important for the health of our planet and our lives. At the Arroyo Viejo Creek and the surrounding woodlands of the Oakland Zoo, you will explore the many layers of a forest and how wildlife and humans utilize them. Come discover the many medicinal uses of local plants, how to read a tree's life story and how wildfires affect the forest ecosystem. After, have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors up close, all while having a blast with your pack.

WEBELOS "Naturalist"
Every organism in the world is interconnected; come learn how at the Oakland Zoo! By exploring the Zoo, you'll learn all about how to watch and care for local wildlife. You'll also learn what poisonous plants and venomous animals to watch out for. Then, have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors up-close. Before you leave the Zoo, you will gain all the tools to be a naturalist in your very own backyard.

"Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop"
For Mixed Age Groups Looking for something to do with the whole Pack? This is a workshop where all Cub age levels can experience the Zoo together. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to earn your Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and also work towards earning your Wildlife Conservation Academics Pin. Come learn about natural resources and why it's important to protect them. You will also have the chance to investigate the food cycle and learn about endangered species. In addition, you will be able to meet one of our education animals up close.

Reservation Information

To make a reservation download the Cub Scout Workshop Request Form. Submit a completed copy by fax (510) 729-7324 or by email at least 6 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance or your reservation will be cancelled.

If you cancel more than 31 days before your event date you will be refunded the full amount minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. If it is less than 30 days, no refunds will be made.

Please note: In the event that there are less than 10 participants registered 14 days prior to the event date, the event will be canceled. All participants will be re-scheduled where possible, or fully refunded otherwise.

For more information please call (510) 632-9525 ext. 220 or email the Reservations Associate