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Scout Programs

The Los Angeles Zoo welcomes Boy and Girl Scouts for Zoo World Patch Program classes and Zoopendous Nights, an all-night, indoor experience.

Zoo World Patch Program

Lead by a knowledgeable Zoo docent, the Zoo World Patch Program is a four-hour class for Boy and Girl Scout troops which focuses on the workings of the Zoo and its animal collection.

Through digital presentations, hands-on activities, and adventures throughout Zoo grounds, the program takes scouts on an investigative exploration of the Zoo’s plant and animal collection. Children learn about the daily operations of a zoo, as well as zoo careers, animal exhibit development, animal diets, and much more!

Each scout receives a special patch after the completion of the program.

The cost is $18 per scout and includes Zoo admission and a patch. One adult leader may attend free with every 10 scouts; each additional leader is $24. Prices are subject to change.

Due to limited space extra adults and siblings may not attend the program. Scouts must be in second grade or older.

For more information or to register by phone, please call
(323) 644-4702 or email [email protected].

Each class date is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

2017 dates

New dates coming in August!

Zoopendous Nights

This event is sold out through June 2017

Bring your special group or troop to the Zoo for an all-night indoor, interactive experience. Join us as we tour the Zoo after dark, enjoy a pizza/salad feast, participate in hands-on animal activities, and fall asleep to the sound of beastly bedtime stories. Wake up in the morning to the bark of seals and enjoy a continental breakfast while interacting with some of the Zoo’s ambassadors.

Scout groups will have the opportunity to work on activities relating to accredited scout badges during their Zoopendous Night experience.

  • Brownies = Legacy Naturalist Badge
  • Juniors = Habitats Badge
  • Cubs = Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop or Pin

This event is designed for children ages seven and older.

Cost: $55 (Zoo Member/Non-Member)

For more information please email [email protected].

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