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 education@chattzoo.org 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 complete a badge! Though no badge is being offered at this time for Seniors and Ambassadors, they will still be able to enjoy other fun activities.
 
Daisies – Birdbath Award
Brownies – Pets Badge
Juniors – Animal Habitats Badge
Cadettes – Animal Helpers Badge

 

Badge is not included

 

Cub Scout Day – April 4th, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

The Chattanooga Zoo invites Cub Scouts and their families to come experience life on the wild side! Participate in keeper chats, animal meet-n-greets, and cub scouts will complete an adventure!

Though no badge is being offered for older scouts, they will still be able to enjoy other fun activities. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see merit badge opportunities.

Tigers – Tigers in the Wild
Wolves – Digging in the Past
Bears – Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Webelos – Into the Wild

 

Pin/loop is not included 

Admission
Scout: $12 if pre-register early, $14 day of at the ticket booth.
Adult: $12 if pre-register early, $14 day of at the ticket booth.
Pricing extends to family members. Guests are welcome to enjoy the zoo at regular zoo admission if not participating in the Scout event.

 

Pricing

Book
  • Workshops List
  • $14 per scout
  • $12.95 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!

 

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Snooze in the zoo programs

Girl Scout overnights


Click HERE to register for any of the overnights below!

 

Registration includes a pizza dinner, breakfast, animal meet-n-greets, zoo tour, behind the scenes tour, and completion of a badge!

 
Pricing
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 23rd 5:30pm - May 24th 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 tvance@chattzoo.org or 423-697-1322 x7595 for details.

 

Boy Scout overnights 


Click HERE to register for any of the overnights below! 

Registration includes a pizza dinner, breakfast, animal meet-n-greets, zoo tour, behind the scenes tours, and completion of a merit badge! We also have a merit badge counselor on-site that will sign off on the badge being complete!

 

Environmental Science Merit Badge Overnight

Offered Spring and Fall. May 8th - 9th from 5:30pm-12:00pm

 

Pricing

Per scout: $90.00
Per adult: $37.00
Limited space is available

 

 

Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge Overnight 

Offered in the Spring. March 13th - 14th from 5:30pm-9:00am

 

Pricing

Per scout: $37.00

Per adult: $37.00