Thousands of Scouts visit Zoo Atlanta each year because we share the belief that all children have the power to make the world a better place. From NightCrawler overnights to Scout Days, Zoo Atlanta offers Girl and Boy Scouts several opportunities to learn about animals, environmental issues and conservation.

Scout Days

Girl Scout Day - May 17
Join us on Endangered Species Day when Zoo Atlanta welcomes you with an admission discount, special activities, private animal encounters and a SWAP!

Scout NightCrawler Overnights

After the sun sets, your Scouts can go behind-the-scenes to see what really happens at the Zoo after dark! Spend the night in climate-controlled facilities and wake up to the sound of lions roaring! Join Zoo Atlanta and enjoy a unique Zoo sleepover, while working toward your Girl Scout Naturalist Legacy Badge. Come with a parent or with your troop. The night will be filled with crafts, entertaining activities and after-hours tours. Full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Each NightCrawler overnight includes:

"Thank you for an outstanding experience! The girls will remember this adventure forever. We will be sure to recommend this excursion to other Girl Scout Troops!"
- NightCrawler participant

  • No minimum group size required!
  • A fun themed program
  • A night-time scavenger hunt in the World of Reptiles
  • A tour of the Animal Nutrition Kitchen
  • An animal encounter with several education animals
  • Continental breakfast and private guided tour of the Zoo
  • Unique Zoo Atlanta NightCrawler scout patches available for only $4 each!

Upcoming Scout NightCrawlers:

Girl Scout NightCrawler - November 1  

  • Time: 6 p.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $60 per participant


Can't attend one of these Scout NightCrawler events? Scout groups of 10 or more can attend a Group NightCrawlers program and work toward their badges/belt loops/etc!

Scout Workshops
Have a wild time exploring the Zoo, meeting animals up-close, and working on your scout requirements. Girl Scouts can work toward Petals or Badges, while Boy Scouts work toward Belt Loops, Activity Badges, or Merit Badges and Cub Scouts can earn either Achievements or Merit Badges. Come with a parent or bring your entire troop/pack. Designed specifically for scouts, these workshops are sure to be an adventure! Badges and belt loops not provided by Zoo Atlanta.

Program Information:

  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 per scout; $15 per adult
  • Participants may register as individual scouts or as a troop/pack/den
  • All scouts must be accompanied by an adult
  • Reservation and full payment are required prior to the program start date
  • Scout badge/belt loop not provided by Zoo Atlanta
  • Workshop cost includes admission to the Zoo after the program

Upcoming Workshops:

Girl Scout Workshop - June 15 or 21

  • Daisies: It's Your World - Watering Can, Golden Honey Bee and Amazing Daisy badges
  • Brownies: It's Your World - Discover Key
  • Juniors: Geocachers badge
  • Cadettes: Animal Helper badge

Boy/Cub Scout Workshop - June 7

  • Tiger:
    Elective 21 – The show must go on; craft – make an animal puppet
    Elective 31 – Learn about animals
    Elective 32 – Feed the birds; make a bird feeder
    Elective 42 – Go to a zoo
    Elective 43 – Pet care; animal encounter – learn how to care for these animals
  • Wolf: Electives 13 and 14 – Birds and Pets b, c, d and e (encountering wild animals)
  • Bear: Electives 12 and 15 – Nature craft b, c, d and e; water and soil conservation a, b and d
  • Webelos: Forester


Field Trip Guides for Cub Scouts
Try out a Cub Scout field trip guide to support your Scout initiatives while visiting the Zoo! Bring the whole family and enjoy an exciting, educational experience while completing Cub Scout activities and electives. Download your Cub Scout field trip guide today!

Cub Scout field trip guides (PDF)
Tiger rank packet

Wolf rank packet

Bear rank packet Webelos rank packet

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