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

Workshop Information

Great for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and other youth-oriented groups! Private workshops are available for all groups interested in unique experiences while learning about wildlife and wildlife conservation. These two-hour activity-packed workshops are specially tailored by level so that Scouts can work toward petals, pins, belt loops, and badges that are relevant to them. Groups of 5 or more scouts can schedule their own
private workshops with special topics and dates.


  • Advance registration required
  • Workshops are offered year-round on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm
  • A minimum of 5 scouts and a maximum of 20 scouts are allowed per program. 2 programs allowed per time slot
  • Siblings cannot fill the 5 scout minimum. Siblings may attend, but if participating in the educational program they must pay the fee
  • or tour the zoo during the program.
  • Ages Kindergarten and up
  • Payment is due upon arrival
  • For questions, email or call (423) 697- 1322 ext. 7595.

Scout Days

Girl Scout Day - March 28th, 2020 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Chattanooga Zoo invites Girl Scouts of all levels to come experience life on the wild side! Participate in keeper chats, animal meet-n-greets, and other fun activities. General admission gets you all of these activities and if you wear your uniform you receive discount admission! We will also be offering badge workshops for an extra fee, registration for workshops will be up soon!
Scout: $6 with uniform; $7.95 normally
Adult: $8 with membership pin or uniform; $10.95 normally
This does extend to family members





  • $12 per scout
  • $10.95 per adult
  • Free 1 scout leader per 10 scouts
  • Price includes Zoo admission

Scout Snooze In the ZOo

One of the wildest ways to experience the zoo, Snooze in the Zoo is the chance for scouts to have an overnight adventure while earning their petals, belt loops, pins, and badges that are relevant to them. Take a nighttime tour, meet and greet some of our animals, and more! Scheduled overnights are for individuals or groups with less than 20. Scout groups of 20 or more participants can plan their own Group Snooze in the Zoo!



Snooze in the zoo programs

Girl Scout overnights

Registration will be open up soon!
Registration includes a pizza dinner, breakfast, animal meet-n-greets, zoo tour, behind the scenes tour, and completion of a badge!
Per scout: $37.00
Per adult: $37.00.
Zoo patches available for purchase


Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer 
May 2nd 5:30pm – May 3rd 9:00am
Junior: Animal Habitats

May 16th 5:30pm - May 17th 9:00am


Cadette: Night Owl

May 30th 5:30pm - May 31st 9:00am


Contact the Scout Coordinator at 423-713-7595 for more information!


Service Projects

Service projects for Eagle Scout and Gold/Silver/Bronze Award are available on an individual basis. Contact or 423-697-1322 x7595 for details.


Boy Scout overnights


Environmental Science Merit Badge Overnight

Join us on September 6th-7th for our Merit Badge Overnight! Your scout will complete their Environmental Science badge while exploring the zoo after hours and spending the night on the wild side! This class is $90 for each scout and $37 for each accompanying adult. Registration includes a pizza dinner, breakfast, animal meet-n-greets, zoo tour, behind the scenes tours, and completion of the Environmental Science merit badge! We also have a merit badge counselor on-site that will sign off on the badge being complete!  Click below to register for this overnight experience!

Limited space is available.

Contact the Scout Coordinator at 423-713-7595 for more information!

Register HERE for this overnight!


Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge Overnight

Spring date coming soon!