Scouting Programs

Cub Scout Overnights

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several Cub Scout dens or one large pack. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet some of our education animals up-close. 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 pack will never forget!

September - June

Grades 1–5

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Cub Scout Workshops

Gather up your pack or den and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Through touring the Zoo, exploring Knowland Park, learning about animals, and taking part in fun activities and projects, you'll complete most or all of the items necessary to earn your adventure. Each Cub Scout will also receive an Oakland Zoo Patch for participating in our workshop.

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Grades 1–5

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Girl Scout Overnights

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several smaller troops or one large troop. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet some of our education animals up-close. 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!

September - June

Grades 1–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12

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Girl Scout Workshops

Gather up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Through touring the Zoo, exploring Knowland Park, learning about animals, and taking part in fun activities and projects, you'll be well on your way to completing your badge or Journey. Each Girl Scout will also receive an Oakland Zoo Patch or official Girl Scout badge for participating in our workshop.

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Grades 1–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605