Zoo Atlanta will close early on Sat., April 13 for Members Only Night. Gates close at 4 p.m., grounds close at 5:30 p.m. 

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Scout Programs at Zoo Atlanta

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, are you looking for ways to engage with your community, problem-solve, and connect to wildlife and wild places? Zoo Atlanta has a number of opportunities for you! From Workshops and Zoo overnights to Wild Walks and STEM Learning, join us for unforgettable experiences that will allow you to develop skills, seek opportunities to help conserve species, and earn badges.

Wildlife and wild places around the world need our help. Spend time with Zoo educators to learn how you can make a difference for plants and animals in faraway places and those in our backyard. At Zoo Atlanta, we want to empower young people to make a difference for our planet by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to create positive change. As a troop or as a family, come explore the ways in which Zoo Atlanta is helping, and find out how you can get involved. Below is a list of some of our exciting programs.

Scout Workshops
Have a wild time exploring the Zoo while earning Badges. Come with a parent or bring your entire troop. Designed specifically for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, these two-hour workshops will provide you with engaging activities and opportunities to take part in conservation action. At the conclusion of the workshop, spend time enjoying the Zoo to see animals from around the world.

Learn more about Scout Workshops and upcoming dates. (Boy Scouts workshops coming this Spring)

Scout NightCrawlers
When the sun goes down, the fun begins! Bring your troop to the Zoo and find out what happens after all the guests have left for the day. Enjoy engaging activities, see some of your favorite wildlife from around the world, and enjoy time with your fellow Scouts. Our Scout NightCrawler events are specially tailored by level so that Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can earn the Petals, Badges, Belt Loops and Pins that are relevant to them.

Scout Appreciation Day
Explore the Zoo with your troop or as a family. Receive discounted admission to Zoo Atlanta as a thank you for your community service and dedication to creating positive change for wildlife. Check back for more information on our Spring Scout Appreciation Day.

Twilight Trek
Adventure through the Zoo at dusk and explore different types of technology used by wildlife biologists to track and research animals in the wild. Learn about Zoo Atlanta’s conservation initiatives and how we are helping to conserve wildlife around the globe.

Wild Walks 
Take a walk on the wild side as Zoo educators lead you on a guided tour through the Zoo to discover amazing animals from around the world. During these exclusive tours, the guides will share fun facts and interesting stories, and give you the inside scoop on what it’s like to care for these creatures. In addition, walkers will learn about Zoo Atlanta’s conservation and research initiatives and how they can speak for the wild.

Bird Watch
Spend a morning in Grant Park with one of our bird experts learning about local bird species, the conservation issues they face and ways we can help save them and their habitats.

On-grounds programs
Interested in coming to the Zoo, but you don’t have time to take a program? Zoo Atlanta has a number of engaging activities to get your troops involved. All programs are free with admission. Learn more about our group rates here, and check out a list of engaging interactive and engaging activities.

Conservation action
At Zoo Atlanta, our mission is to protect and preserve the diversity of species on Earth. With your help, we can make an even bigger impact. Learn how you can take action and make a difference through our conservation Initiatives.

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