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!
Nuts About Reading Kickoff Event
September 12, 2015
Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us on Saturday, September 12, as Girl Scouts of Eastern PA kicks off the annual “Nuts About Reading” season. Come and celebrate this year’s featured animal: the giraffe! Participate in a fun animal scavenger hunt to earn a commemorative patch. Representatives from Girl Scouts of Eastern PA will be on site to share the amazing programs available this year. Coming in Girl Scout gear is encouraged!
New Badge Program for Scouts!
Register before September 11 to receive a discounted Scout rate admission of $15. Discounted admission will not be available on September 12. To register, call 215-243-5353. Parking is $16 per vehicle. Zoo Members may park in any of the Zoo's lots free of charge with valid ID (one car per visit). Learn more about Nuts About Reading here!
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
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.