Scout Programs

Join us at the Virginia Zoo for a unique after hours program for scouts of all ages! Badge Nights include an adventurous nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, up close animal encounters with some special animal ambassadors, themed activities and games, and so much more! Participants must be 6 years and older and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Additional Information:
  • Scout Badge Nights occur as scheduled, rain or shine.
  • Not all animals are out at night.
  • Badge Nights run from 6 pm – 9 pm.
  • Please eat dinner at home; restaurants and snack bar will be closed.
Members: $20 per participant
Non-members: $30 per participant
Reservations are required. Space is limited. Walk-up spots may be available.


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Upcoming Badge Nights

Rainforest Rendezvous

Date: Friday March 25, 2016
Description: Journey to the rainforests of the world as you explore what makes this ecosystem so diverse and important! Meet some rainforest animal ambassadors and earn a special Virginia Zoo patch!

Wildlife Sleuth

Date: Saturday April 30, 2016
Description: Put on your detective hats and solve real life wild mysteries! Learn stories and techniques used by wildlife scientists in the field and discover how to follow the clues.

My Own Backyard

Date: Friday May 20, 2016
Description: Discover the wild in your own backyard! Come learn about local ecosystems and animals, and how you can help keep your neighborhood animal friends safe and happy.
For more information email or call 757.441.2374 x 229