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

 

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 $7 per scout  
Time: Two weeks' notice
Participants: Minimum of 10 participants are required. 
 
Public Virtual Classes
Cost: Fee is $10 per Scout
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
Nature
Insect Study
Environmental Science
Sustainability
 
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
Trees
 
American Heritage Girls- Pioneer/Patriot
Zoology
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
 
American Heritage Girls - Explorer
Zoology
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
 
American Heritage Girls - Tenderheart
Zoology
Freshwater & Marine Biology
Nature & Wildlife
 
 
Contact scouts@OmahaZoo.com 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.  The fee is $10 per scout.  

Upcoming Classes

  • Wednesday, September 23 - Girl Scouts (Brownies) Wonders of Water
  • Wednesday, October 28 - Boy Scouts BSA Environmental Science
  • Wednesday, November 11 - Boy Scouts BSA Insect Studies

Registration

 

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 scheduled Sundays each month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and highlight specific badge requirements. 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.

Upcoming Scout Badge Sunday Classes (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm):

  • December 20 - Boy Scout (Bears) Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Registration

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 and Sundays each month and highlight specific badge requirements. Each month different programs are featured.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday , August 23 - Boy Scouts (Tigers) Tigers in the Wild 
  • Sunday, October 18 - Girl Scouts (Juniors) Animal Habitats
  • Sunday, November 8 - Girl Scouts (Cadettes) Animal Helpers
  • Sunday, November 22 - Boy Scouts (Tigers) My Tiger Jungle
  • Sunday, December 13 - Boy Scouts BSA Oceanography
 
 

New - Wednesday Afternoon and Evening Scout Badge Classes 

Looking for new ways midweek to earn and learn!  Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.  The fee is $18 per scout and classes are two hours long and held outside to accomodate social distancing. *Please note times of classes as they may differ per class. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 26 - Boy Scouts BSA Mammal Study Merit Badge (6:00pm-8:00pm)
  • Wednesday, December 2 - Girl Scouts (Daisies) Make the World a Better Place (6:00pm-8:00pm)

Registration

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)
  • Wonders of Water Journey

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 
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study  
  • Environmental Science 
  • Sustainability

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
 

Wildlife Safari Park - Scout Badge Fundays  

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 Saturdays or 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 Fundays will meet their Education Instructor at the Education Base Camp/Wolf Woods Parking lot located.  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 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 

Current Fall Scout Classes
  • Saturday, September 12 - Boy Scouts (Tigers) In the Wild 
 

Registration

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. 

More Information Coming Soon!

 

Girl Scout Day 2020

Girl Scout Day 2020

 

** More information Coming Soon!

Cub & Scouts BSA Day 2020

Sustaining the World

Cub & Scouts BSA Day 

10/4/20   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, together with Lauritzen Gardens, are inviting all Boy Scouts to come together and learn about sustainability and the world around them. An ecological balance is an important value to learn on all levels of life. Scouts will make important scientific discoveries and learn more about the world and wildlife around them. 
 
Cost is $20/person (includes activities and admission to both organizations)
 
Reservations are required. Chaperones and leaders must stay with their scouts
 
Omaha's Zoo & Aquarium - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Tigers: My Tiger Jungle
  • Bears: Fur, Feathers, Ferns
  • Wolves: Call of the Wild
  • Webelos: Into the Wild!
  • Boy Scouts BSA: Oceanography
  • Boy Scouts BSA: Sustainability
  • Boy Scouts BSA: Nature
Lauritzen Gardens - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tigers: My Tiger Jungle
  • Bears: Fur, Feathers, Ferns
  • Wolves: Call of the Wild
  • Webelos: Into the Woods!
  • Boy Scouts BSA: Sustainability
  • Boy Scouts BSA: Nature
 
For questions please contact Scouts@OmahaZoo.com
 

Registration

 
Concerned about attending Scout Day at the Zoo? At Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, guest safety is our number one priority. To ensure this, our Education Staff is performing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols based on health and safety guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Additionally, all Zoo Education Employees will be wearing masks through your stay. To help encourage a fun and safe environment we ask that our guests wear masks and observe six-foot social distancing. We will also be conducting a brief health check prior to your overnight stay to make sure that all our guests feel safe and healthy. Number of guests are limited to ensure social distancing in classroom facilities so reserve your spot today. If you have more questions please see Healthy You, Healthy Zoo