Scout Programs

Scout Programs for YOUR Troop's Next Adventure

Note: Prices for the programs listed below changed as of May 23, 2014 (with the exception of Zoo Scouts and Zoo Snooze rates, which remain the same). If you scheduled programs with us before May 23, those programs will remain at the original prices. Programs scheduled on or after May 23 will reflect the new pricing.

Basic Information:

  • The Alaska Zoo is excited to invite scouts of all ages to the zoo for exciting adventures! Educational, fun and unforgettable experiences await Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls. Programs are packed with badge and patch related material as well as behind-scenes tours and animal encounters, so don’t miss your chance to see the zoo as never before!
  • Contact our Camp Coordinator at camp@alaskazoo.org or (907) 341-6432 for more information and scheduling.

Scout Programs:

* Please note that annual passes cannot be applied to your program rates as they are necessary to cover staff time and program preparation.

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 $9 per scout (ages 3-17) and $10 per adult (18 and older).*

Hands-On Animal Detectives

  • A 30 to 45-minute tactile exploration of arctic adaptations through our critter collection of furs, feathers, skulls and more.
  • Cost is $9 per scout (ages 3-17) and $10 per adult (18 and older).* 

Scout Safari

  • Guide your troop through the zoo with help from the zoo's educational packets that incorporate badge and patch materials.
  • Cost is $7 per scout (ages 3-17) and $10 per adult (18 and older).*

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 materials.
  • Program times are pre-set from 6pm to 7:30pm on the available date of your preference.
  • Cost is $10 per scout (ages 3-17) and $10 per adult (18 and older).* 

Zoo Snooze

  • An overnight adventure from 5:30pm Friday to 10am Saturday that is overflowing with behind-scenes animal encounters and keeper interactions. Your group will spend the night in our Gateway Building with full facilities and snacks/breakfast are included in the program fees. This is our premier scout experience and a very popular program, so be sure to reserve your dates well in advance.
  • Cost is $50 per scout (ages 3-17) and $15 per adult (18 and older).*

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 program rates as they are necessary to cover staff time and program preparation.