Scout Programs

Scout Programs

Scout Programs

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure at the Zoo? Join us on a quest to answer questions like: How does the Ocean affect weather and climate? How do animals adapt to habitat loss? And what can we do the help the environment? Scout classes are two hours long and can be booked on Saturday or Sunday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. with a minimum of five scouts. (One adult is required to attend with a 1/10 ratio minum requirement). Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.

The cost is $18 per person for adults and scouts. Cost is $15 per scout if booked with an overnight experience. Zoo admission is included. All classes must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.

Registration

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or call (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Please note: Class are also available at Wildlife Safari Park, located off I-80's Exit 426, from April to October.

 

Virtual Scout Classes

 

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is offering Virtual Scout Classes to help Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts learn about nature in their own communities or neighborhoods.

  • Classes will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on a reservation basis* and at a reduced scout rate. 
  • Cost is $7.00/scout.
  • Connection is easy.  Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection.   

(*In order to conduct a virtual class, a 10 scout minimum sign-up is required per class. All classes must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance.) 

Virtual classes will consist of scout activities to complete the badge and continued conservation projects that your scout can participate in throughout the spring/summer that will engage them in becoming lifelong stewards to the environment.

Current Scout Classes being offered are:
Cub Scouts
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Sky is the Limit
 
Boy Scouts BSA
Nature
Insect Study
Environmental Study
 
Girl Scouts
Make the World a Better Place
Wonders of Water
Animal Habitats
Trees
 

For more information or to make a reservation please contact scouts@omahazoo.com

Scout Badge Sundays

Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled one Sunday each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month a different program is featured.

 

Classes designated to meet at the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium will meet their class instructor outside the New Education Building (Polar Bear Statues) at 1:45 p.m. Fees are $18 per person. Zoo admission is included in the fee. Pre-registration is required. Scouts must have an adult chaperone with them not included in fee. 

*Please note: Adult chaperones must remain with their scouts at all time throughout the duration of the program.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium 

  • May 17 - Boy Scouts (Bears) - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
  • June 7 - Boy Scouts BSA - Oceanography  (World Ocean's Day) 
  • July 19 - Girl Scouts (Daisy) - Use Resources Wisely
  • August 16 - Girl Scouts (Juniors) - Animal Habitats

*See above for times and locations to meet.  

Reservation

 

Classes designated to meet at the Wildlife Safari Park will meet their class instructor at the Education Base Camp down in Wolf Woods at 1:45 p.m. Fees are $15 per person. Wildlife Safari Park admission is included in the fee. Pre-registration is required. Scouts must have an adult chaperone with them not included in fee. 

*Please note: Adult chaperones must remain with their scouts at all time throughout the duration of the program.

Wildlife Safari Park 

  • Sunday, May 3 - Girl Scouts Bat Conservation
  • Sunday, June 28 - Scouts BSA Photography Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, July 12 - Scouts BSA Geology Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, August 2 - Scouts BSA Geology Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, September 6 - Scouts BSA Tigers In the Wild
  • Sunday, September 20 - Girl Scouts Brownie Hiking
  • Sunday, October 4 - Scouts BSA - Wolves Call of the Wild
  • Sunday, October 25 - Girl Scouts Junior Animal Habitats

Reservation

Girl Scout Classes

Scout Levels

Daisies

  • Courageous and Strong
  • Make the World a Better Place
  • Use Resources Wisely

Brownies

  • Bugs
  • Water
  • Hiker (at Wildlife Safari Park only)

Juniors

  • Animal Habitats

Cadettes

  • Animal Helpers
  • Trees

Registration

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Scout BSA Merit Badge Classes

Scout Levels

Cub Scouts

Tiger

  • Backyard Jungle
  • Tigers in the Wild
  • Sky is the Limit

Wolf

  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path

Bear

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Webelos

  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Woods
  • Earth Rocks!

Scout BSA

  • Bird Study 
  • Mammal Study 
  • Insect Study 
  • Nature 
  • Oceanography (at the Zoo only) 
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study (at the Zoo only) 
  • Environmental Science (at the Zoo only)

Registration Form

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information or to register.

American Heritage Girl Classes

Levels

Tenderheart

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Explorer

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Pioneer Level

  • Zoology 
  • Freshwater Biology 
  • Nature and Wildlife 

Registration Form

 

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Wildlife Safari Park

Wildlife Safari Park Scout Classes

Wildlife Safari Park Scout Classes are for Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, and American Heritiage Girls looking to complete a merit badge or work on a scout class at our drive through safari park near Ashland, Nebraska. Classes include 2 hours of engaging activities and are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Scout classes are $15 per person, including adults. Fee covers Scout Class and admission into the park for the day. If booking with a Campouts, Scout Classes are $12 per scout and adults are free. 3 weeks' notice and a minimum of 5 participants are required to book.

For questions email scouts@OmahaZoo.com or call (402) 738-2092

Park Address :  Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N 292 Street, Ashland, NE  68003
 

Registration Form

 

Wildlife Safari Park - Scout Class Sundays

Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts (Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes,and Juniors) and Scouts BSA (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves) aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled on Sundays each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. highlighting specific badge requirements and are held at the Wildife Safari Park near Ashland, NE. Each month a different program is featured.

All classes will meet their class instructor at the Education Base Camp tent located in the center of the park in Wolf Woods.  Driving throught the park to the meeting spot can take some time so we ask that all participants be at the tent by 1:45 p.m. Fees are $15 per person. Park admission is included in the fee. Pre-registration is required. Scouts must have an adult chaperone with them.  

*Please note: Adult chaperones must remain with their scouts at all time throughout the duration of the program.

Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com or (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

 

2020 Scout Class Schedule

  • Sunday, May 3 - Girl Scouts Bat Conservation
  • Sunday, June 28 - Scouts BSA Photography Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, July 12 - Scouts BSA Geology Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, August 2 - Scouts BSA Geology Merit Badge Class
  • Sunday, September 6 - Scouts BSA Tigers In the Wild
  • Sunday, September 20 - Girl Scouts Brownie Hiking
  • Sunday, October 4 - Scouts BSA - Wolves Call of the Wild
  • Sunday, October 25 - Girl Scouts Junior Animal Habitats

Reservation

 

Scout Days

One day, two great locations! Bring your scouts for a day of learning and fun. Cruise around the world as you complete a scouting adventure in the morning at the Zoo. In the afternoon, head over to Lauritzen Gardens to work toward your next badge by participating in activity stations throughout the garden. Cost is $20 per person and includes admission to both facilities. 

Reservation

 

Girl Scout Day 2020

Girl Scout Day 2020

Insect Mania

Originally scheduled for spring 2020, we are now looking at a new day in July or August. 

Please check back soon for the rescheduled date!

 

 

Scouts BSA Day 2020

 Scouts BSA Day 

September 27, 2020

More Information Coming Soon!