Scout Groups

Calling All Scouts!

Combine your love for scouting and wildlife with many exciting opportunities at the Chattanooga Zoo! From workshops to overnights, we have what you need to learn and earn your badge!

Scout Workshops:

These 2 hour activity packed workshops are ideal for your next group meeting or outing. The Zoo will provide your scouts with the knowledge and experience that is required by the National Boys and Girl Scout organizations. The Chattanooga Zoo works closely with the National Boy and Girl scout organizations to ensure a fun filled educational experience that meets your program’s mission.

Workshops are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm


$12 per scout and additional adult

1 free scout leader per group

Pricing does include Zoo admission

Minimum of 8 scouts per program. Maximum of 20 scouts.

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.


Pet Care Badge

Come learn about what it means to have a pet! What does a pet need to survive? Whatsort of pets do we have? What is different between a pet and a wild animal? We will be meeting some animals that can make great pets! We will also meet some animals that would not make the best pets, and we will talk about why in our class!

Animal Habitats Badge

In this class we will learn about what makes a habitat, what types of habitats there are, and what creatures live in them! The natural world is very unique, and complex ecosystems create each one individually. We will be talking about what it means to be a desert, how cold it gets in Antarctica, and what is in our backyard!

Naturalist Animal Study Badges (Arthropods, Birds, Mammals, or Reptiles)

There are four different Naturalist Animal Study badges to choose from! We have studies all the way from furry tails to scaly feet, and feather fluffed wings to long antenna! Interested in creepy crawlies? Take our Arthropod class where we learn about different animals with many legs and an exoskeleton!

Naturalist Gardening Study Badge

Growing a plant can be so rewarding! Whether you're growing colorful flowers, or a towering tree, plants need a lot of care! What does a plant need to live? What is photosynthesis? Come plant with us and learn about Mother Nature, and take home a cool souvenir!

Voice in Conservation - Older groups (Juniors, Eagles, etc.)

The Zoo has many animals that are apart of the Species Survival Program, and we take part in lots of conservation work! Some of it is done right here in Chattanooga! Want to learn about endangered species? What does it mean to conserve? Come take a walk on the wild side with us and meet some animals that are apart of conservation efforts around the world!

Don't see a workshop you need? Contact us to see what we can do for you and your scouts!


For more information contact the Education Department or call 423-697-1322 ext: 5782.



Scout Snooze in the Zoo:

Now you and your fellow scouts can spend a night in the wildest place in town! Come and see the Zoo as you never have before! Take a nighttime tour, meet and greet some of our animals, earn your badge, and more!

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