Scout Workshops and Overnight Programs

The Oakland Zoo offers a variety of fun, educational, and hands-on programs for scout groups of all ages. Come for the day or spend the night. Either way you will have fun exploring the Zoo, observing the animals, participating in hands-on activities and earning a patch/badge.

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Cub Scout Workshops

Gather up your Den and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Explore the Zoo, earn a badge, play games, learn about animals, and create a fun craft. Explore the animal kingdom, discover what it's like to be a naturalist or learn how to care for animals all around the world and in your own backyard. There are many fun hands-on workshops for you to choose from.

Cub Scout Overnights

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! Meet other scouts, explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, meet an Education animal up-close, participate in fun hands-on activities, play games, and earn a patch/badge. Wake up in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they start their days. It's a night your troop will never forget!

Girl Scout Workshops

Gather up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Earn your patch/badge, play games, explore the Zoo on a guided tour, learn about animals, and design and create a fun craft. Explore the plant and animal kingdoms and learn about local and global wildlife. Whichever type of workshop you choose, you're sure to have a blast at the Oakland Zoo.

Girl Scout Overnights

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! Meet girls from other troops, play games, explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, meet an Education animal up-close, participate in fun hands-on activities, and earn a patch/badge. Wake in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they wake. It's a night your troop will never forget!

Girl Scout Animal Care Workshops

Bring your Cadet Girl Scout troops to the Zoo for an exciting and hands-on 2 part program about to learn how to care for pets, wildlife, and zoo animals. First, explore the Zoo on a guided tour and learn how biologists design projects to encourage natural behaviors of zoo animals. After, your troop will brainstorm your own project and return home to design and complete it. Then on your second visit, you will return to the Zoo and observe the animals interacting with your items.

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