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Scout Groups

Zoo Boise scout programs are a chance to explore interests and learn new skills. Arrive ready to passionately discuss, participate in games, meet our animals, and make a difference! Bring a camera and your questions, and leave with memories and inspiration.

Cost is $5 per scout and $2.50 for adult chaperone. Rates only apply to scout groups that preschedule their group using the form below. Scout programs are offered Tuesday through Saturday schedule permitting.

Boy Scouts

Bring your den to enjoy a 1-hour program at Zoo Boise and earn a badge! Whether you are a Tiger, Wolf, Bear or beyond you can learn all about the animals of our world, where to find them, and how to help them.

Every effort is given to meet the requirements of the badge from the unique perspective of Zoo Boise. Issuing of badges and any additional steps to badge completion is the responsibility of the group leader and scouts who participate.

Are you looking for an Eagle Scout project? Zoo Boise is proud to have worked with some stellar Scouts in the past! Projects are limited and often fill far in advance of project start dates. To be added to our Eagle Scout project wait list please send us an email.

Girl Scouts

Bring your troop to enjoy a 1-hour program at Zoo Boise and earn a badge! Whether you are a Daisy, Brownie, Junior or beyond you can learn all about the animals of our world, where to find them, and how to help them.

Suggested Badges: Bugs, Animal Habitats, Animal Helpers, Voice for Animals, & others can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Every effort is given to meet the requirements of the badge from the unique perspective of Zoo Boise. Issuing of badges and any additional steps to badge completion is the responsibility of the group leader and scouts who participate.

Are you looking for a Gold Award project? Zoo Boise is proud to have worked with some stellar Scouts in the past! Projects are limited and often fill far in advance of project start dates. To be added to our Gold Award project wait list please send us an email.

Snooze at the Zoo

Experience a camp out unlike any other.  Sleep under the stars, surrounded by exotic animals, right in the middle of the city!  You’ll enjoy wildlife-focused programs led by zoo staff (including a zoo tour in the dark), interacting with some animals, exploring the zoo on your own, and more.

Zoo-instructor-led activities vary depending on group size, interests and goals as well as weather.  Sample activities include ecology-themed games, animal meet & greets, nature-themed art projects and specialized tours.  Activities and program schedule can be tailored to meet specific requirements with ample notice to the Zoo instructor.

For more information click here.

Schedule Your Troop’s Guided Program

Contact Name, Email, and Phone Number are required to process field trip form.

Our 1-hour programs are offered Tuesday – Saturday. Once your visit is scheduled, a confirmation and information packet will be sent to you for review prior to your visit.

Please see the Snooze at The Zoo portion for scheduling that program.

Book A Scout Program Today

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