Scout Programs

Scout Programs

Scout Programs 

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure with 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 any day of the week or weekend with a minimum of five scouts. (One adult is required to attend with a 1/10 ratio minimum requirement). Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.


On Zoo Grounds Scout Classes

Earn and learn and visit the Zoo at the same time. Private Scout Classes cost $18 per person for adults and scouts and must be booked a least three weeks in advance with a five-participant minimum. (Cost is $15 per scout if booked with an overnight experience). Zoo admission is included, and topics are listed below in the appropriate scout headings. Public classes are also available and are open to individuals or small groups that cannot meet the five-participant minimum. Classes can be booked on-line or by contacting the Education offices. Topic are pre-assigned and listed in our Scout Badge Sundays and Wednesday Class listings.

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

Registration Form for Private Scout Class

Registration for Public Scout Class


Winter Break Scout Camps 


Join us for on-line or in-person during your Holiday Break for Scout Camps !

The Omaha Zoo's Scout Program has many different levels of programs and classes available for all types of scouts.



Girl Scouts: Night Owl Camp (Cadettes)

After the sun goes down, join us as we explore the interesting aspect of nighttime, light pollution, and of course, the Zoo’s amazing nocturnal animals. Scouts will earn their Night Owl badge, as well as their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey badge. We all can have a hand in light pollution research and through this camp, we will not only learn how to become a citizen scientist but how to take action in our everyday lives!
Cost: $40 per person
Date: December 27 and 28 (2 nights) 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each night

Boy Scouts: BSA Virtual Sustainability Camp

Scouts will dive into all things sustainable, while virtually touring some of the Zoo’s amazing exhibits. Learning and taking action to create a more sustainable world is one click away with this virtual camp.
Cost: $30 per person
Dates: December 28 and 29 10:00 a.m. to Noon each day.
**This is a VIRTUAL class so Zoom links will be sent out to all attendees the day before the class with instructions on how to log in. 

Cub Scouts: Sky is the Limit Camp (Tiger)

As the sun sets, come explore the night sky and earn your Sky is the Limit badge! Scouts will have a chance to peek through a telescope and use binoculars to see things from a new perspective. Learning about the night sky and seeing how different organisms use the dark of night for their benefit is not only fun for the scout, but for the family as well!
Cost: $30 per person
Date: December 29 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Scout Programs 

Year round Scout offerings that any youth can participate in. Classes and camps are offered during the week and weekend; virtually and in-person. Take a look and join in the fun! *See below for more details!

Virtual Scout Classes

Private - Virtual Scout Classes

Unable to travel to the Zoo, why not stay home and link in and learn. Classes are two hours in length and can be booked any evening of the week or weekend. Connection is easy. Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio, and internet connection.
Private Virtual Classes
Cost: fee is $10 per Scout  
Time: Two weeks' notice
Participants: Minimum of 10 participants are required. 
Public Virtual Classes
Cost: Fee is $12 per Scout (*2 hr course)
Time: Sign-up Anytime Available On-line
See Links Below for Registration
Current Scout Classes being offered are:
Cub Scouts
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Sky is the Limit
Boy Scouts BSA
Insect Study
Environmental Science* (3 hr course)
Girl Scouts - Daisies
Make the World a Better Place
Girl Scouts - Brownies
Wonders of Water
Girl Scouts - Juniors
Animal Habitats
Girl Scouts - Cadettes
Animal Helpers
American Heritage Girls- Pioneer/Patriot
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
American Heritage Girls - Explorer
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
American Heritage Girls - Tenderheart
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
* price may vary due to extra hour of course work
Contact or call (402) 738-2092 to schedule your Private Virtual Scout Class Today!. 

Evening Virtual Scout Classes

Can't make a weekend Virtual Scout Class? Try one of our Wednesday Evening Virtual Scout Classes. Classes are two hours long and can be reserved on-line via our webstore. Connection is easy. Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection. 
Fee: $12/Scout (*except where indicated)
Times:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   

Upcoming Wednesday Classes: 

  •     12/1 -  Girl Scouts / Brownies / Wonders of Water



Virtual Scout Badge Sunday Classes 

Virtual Scout Badge Sundays are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts BSA aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are two hours long and can be reserved on-line via our webstore. Connection is easy. Scouts learning from home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection.  Different programs are featured so check back often for updates.

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.
Fee: $12/Scout (*unless indicated)
Times: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (*unless indictated)

Upcoming Sunday Classes: 

  • 11/14 - Girl Scouts / Juniors / Animal Habitats 


Scout Badge Sundays (& Now Wednesdays too!)


Scout Badge Wednesdays and Sundays!

Scout Badge DAYS are pre-arranged classes for Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA aimed at individual scouts and troops. Classes are scheduled some Wednesday nights and Sundays afternoons each month and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month different programs are featured.
Fee: $18/Scout
Times: Sundays 2:00 pm to 4:00pm  / Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (*unless where indicated)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday, 12/12 - Boy Scouts / BSA Bird Study/ * (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Girl Scout Classes


Scout Levels


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


  • Bugs
  • Water
  • Hiker (at Wildlife Safari Park only)
  • Wonders of Water Journey


  • Animal Habitats


  • Animal Helpers
  • Trees


Contact or (402) 738-2092 for more information.

Scout BSA Merit Badge Classes


Scout Levels

Cub Scouts


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


  • Call of the Wild
  • Paws on the Path


  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns


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

Scout BSA

  • Bird Study 
  • Mammal Study 
  • Insect Study 
  • Nature 
  • Oceanography 
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study  
  • Environmental Science 
  • Sustainability

Registration Form

Contact or (402) 738-2092 for more information or to register.

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 or call (402) 738-2092

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

Wildlife Safari Park - Scout Badge "Fun"days  

Scout Badge Fundays are pre-arranged event days for Girl Scouts (Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes,and Juniors) and Scouts BSA (Cubs, Bears, and Wolves) aimed at individual scouts and troops that focus on merit badge completion and badge work. 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 "Funday" participants will meet their Education Instructors at the Education Base Camp near Wolf Woods Parking lot.  Driving throught the park to the meeting spot can take some time so we ask that all participants be at the parking lot by 1:45 p.m. Fees are $15 per person. Park admission is included. 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 or (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Fee: $15/Scout
Date: Scheduled Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New 2022 Dates Coming Soon!