Scout Programs

Scout Programs

Scout classes may be booked on Saturday or Sunday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. with a minimum of five people. Classes are two hours long and are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.

Classes also include a guided tour (not behind-the-scenes) through one of our exhibit buildings. The cost is $15 per person for adults and Scouts. Cost is $12 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 Form

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

Please note: Some classes are held at Wildlife Safari Park, located off I-80's Exit 426, from April to October.

All classes must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.

Scout Badge Sundays

Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls 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.

All classes will meet their class instructor outside the New Education Building (Polar Bear Statues) at 1:45 p.m. Fees are $15 per person. Zoo 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 or to register. 

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2018 Schedule

  • February 18: Girl Scouts (Daisies) - Courageous and Strong
  • February 18: Boy Scouts - Geology
  • March 4: Boy Scouts - Reptile and Amphibians
  • March 18: Girl Scouts (Brownies) - Bugs
  • November 4: Boy Scouts - Environmental Science
  • November 18: Girl Scouts (Juniors) - Animal Habitats
  • December 2: Boy Scouts - Oceanography
  • December 16: Girl Scouts (Daisies) - Make the World a Better Place

*During Summer months, Scout Badge Sundays will be taught at our Wildlife Safari Park (Ashland, NE).  See our Wildlife Safari Park Scout Classes for more information.

 

 

Girl Scout Classes

Scout Levels

Daisies

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

Brownies

  • Bugs
  • Hiker (at Wildlife Safari Park only)

Juniors

  • Animal Habitats

Cadettes

  • Animal Helpers
  • Trees

Registration Form

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

Boy Scout 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!

Boy Scout

  • 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, Boy Scouts, 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), Boy Scouts (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves), and American Heritage Girls aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled one Sunday 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. 

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2018 Schedule

  • April 8: Open Scout Day "Think Like a Citizen Scientist"
  • May 6: Boy Scouts (Webelos) - Earth Rocks
  • May 6: Boy Scouts - Geology
  • June 3: Girl Scouts (Daisies) - Outdoor Art Maker
  • July 1: Cub Scouts and Brownies - Hiking
  • August 5: Open Scout Day "Think Like a Citizen Scientist"
  • September 2: Girl Scouts (Cadettes) - Trees
  • October 7: Boy Scouts (Bears) - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

*During Winter and Spring months, Scout Badge Sundays will be taught at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. See our Scout Class Sundays tab above for more information.

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 $18 per person and includes admission to both facilities. 

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Girl Scout Day - Saturday, April 28

Citizen Science for Wildlife - 4/28/18   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, together with Lauritzen Gardens, are inviting all Girl Scouts to become Citizen Scientists. Through the introduction of Citizen Science Projects, Girl Scouts will help make important scientific discoveries and learn more about  the world and wildlife around them. Projects will guide you on your Outdoor STEM Journey and in becoming life-long Citizen Scientists.

Cost is $18/person (includes activities and admission to both organizations)

Reservation are required. Chaperones and leaders must stay with their scouts

Omaha's Zoo & Aquarium - 9:00 a.m. - Noon

  • Daisies: Bugs in our Backyard
  • Brownies: Ant Picnic
  • Juniors: 4C: Clean Creeks Conservation Crew
  • Cadettes: Amphibian Conservation Education Project
  • Citizen Science for all: iNaturalist Micro Hike

Lauritzen Gardens - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Daisies: Rosie Petal Badge
  • Brownies: Household Elf Badge
  • Juniors: Flowers Badge
  • Cadettes: Trees Badge
  • Citizen Science for all: Project BudBurst and Urban Bird Viewing

For questions please contact Scouts@OmahaZoo.com

Boy Scout Day - Saturday, August 18

Scouts for Wildlife Conservation - 8/18/18    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Are you able to recognize the importance of wildlife and the conservation of its natural habitats? Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and Lauritzen Gardens as we explore the world around us and its wildlife. Activities will highlight the importance of wildife and focus on conservation efforts, both at the Zoo and the Gardens, providing opportunities for scouts to help ensure that wildlife will be around for future generations to enjoy. 

Cost is $18 per person (includes activities and admission to both locations).

Reservations are required. Chaperones and leaders must stay with their scouts. 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Lauritzen Gardens - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

More Information coming soon!

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