Scout Workshops

Gather your troops for a wild adventure at the Philadelphia Zoo!

The Zoo offers special daytime badge programs for girl scouts and boy scouts of all ages. These programs present unique opportunities to experience wildlife and discover the natural world in ways only the Zoo can offer. Scouts hike the zoo with an animal expert, meet animals up close and personal, and play games all while complete scouting requirements along the way!

Daisies and Brownies
Daisies & Brownies
Juniors and Cadettes
Juniors & Cadettes
Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts

Limited Time Offer!  Every scout that attends a fall scout program at the Zoo received a free Keepsake Lion cub photo!  Call 215-243-5353 for additional information and to reserve your program.

September 20 | Sustainability Overnight for Boy Scouts 

NEW! Sleep overnight in our new KidZooU exhibit and learn about the design elements that make this the first Gold LEED certified Zoo Exhibit.  Visit behind the scenes, help Zookeepers take care of our animals and hike the Zoo after dark.  Open to all scouts with chaperones, ages 5-12 years.

September 27 | Girl Scout Day at the Zoo!

Join the Philadelphia Zoo and Girl Scouts of Eastern PA to enjoy this special day just for Girl Scouts and their families.   Receive discounted scout admission, a scavenger hunt and commemorative Philadelphia Zoo Scout Patch. Look for the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA station set up near the Giant Otter exhibit! The Zoo will be offering workshops for Daisy and Brownie scouts at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Preregistration and payment is required for the workshops and for discounted admission to the Zoo. Please call 215-243-5353 to reserve your space today.

November 2 | Cub Scout Day at the Zoo!

Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scout Day: Join us for this special scout day at the Zoo! Earn belt loops and Zoo scout patches, meet fellow scouts and experience animals up close! Visit the Cradle of Liberty Council website for more information and to register.


New Badge Program for Scouts!
scout patch

Attention all Scouts! We are excited to announce a new badge program, Guardian of the Rainforest, designed by the Philadelphia Zoo and Girl Scouts, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen. Rainforests are home to many endangered animals including the orangutan. In this badge program, you can learn how you can save these animals from extinction as well as more about rainforests and the animals that live there. If you are looking to complete your Junior Girl Scout Animal Habitats Badge, this program fits perfectly! Scouts will also receive a Zoo patch.

Guardian of the Rainforest can be completed anywhere! Download the information and activity packets (PDFs) and follow the directions. You can also come to the Philadelphia Zoo and do this program as a daytime workshop or themed overnight.