Scout Programs

Scout Programs for YOUR Troop's Next Adventure

Contact our Camp Coordinator at camp@alaskazoo.org or (907) 341-6432 for more information and scheduling.

The Alaska Zoo is excited to invite scouts of all ages to the zoo for some exciting winter adventures! Educational, fun and unforgettable experiences await Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls this winter with great programs such as Critter Tales, Hands-On Animal Detectives, Scout Safari and our two most popular choices, Zoo Scouts and Zoo Snooze! These programs are packed with badge and patch related material as well as behind-scenes tours and animal encounters, so don’t miss the chance for your troop to see the zoo like never before! We look forward to hearing from all our Alaska troop leaders and seeing you all this winter at the Alaska Zoo!

Critter Tales

  • Be immersed in a 30 to 45 minute program that includes listening to zoo story books, followed up with a behind-scenes encounter featuring the story's main character!
  • Cost is $8 per scout (ages 3-17) and $9 per adult (18 and older).*  Call to reserve your date and time!

Hands-On Animal Detectives

  • A 30 to 45 minute tactile exploration of our critter collection filled with furs, feathers, skulls and more!  Come discover various species arctic adaptations!
  • Cost is $8 per scout (ages 3-17) and $9 per adult (18 and older).*  Call to reserve your date and time!

Scout Safari

  • Guide your troop through the zoo with help from the zoo's educational packets that incorporate badge and patch related materials!
  • Cost is $7 per scout (ages 3-17) and $9 per adult (18 and older).  Call to reserve your date and time!

Zoo Scouts

  • Delight in a 30 minute animal encounter in our new zoo classroom followed by an hour guided behind-scenes tour at our most popular animal exhibits- all packed with badge and patch related materials!
  • Cost is $10 per scout (ages 3-17) and $10 per adult (18 and older).*  This program runs daily from 6pm to 7:30pm daily, call to reserve your date now!

Zoo Snooze

  • An overnight adventure from 5:30pm Friday to 10am Saturday that is overflowing with behind-scenes animal encounters and keeper interactions!  We even include evening snacks and breakfast!
  • Cost is $50 per scout (ages 3-17) and $15 per adult (18 and older).*  Call for available dates to reserve your troop's adventure in Zoo Snooze now!

Contact our Camp Coordinator at camp@alaskazoo.org or (907) 341-6432 for more information and scheduling.

*  Please note that annual passes cannot be applied to your admission rate.  The program fees cover the staff time and preparation that these programs require.  Thank you for understanding.