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Scout Zoo Snooze:

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Have you ever wondered what happens at the Zoo after it closes? Venture into the unknown with us during an overnight Zoo Snooze and share the night life with our animals. We offer Scout, birthday and organization snoozes. Activities include a live animal presentation, a nature hike at night through the zoo, behind-the-scenes tours, wildlife games, and more. A light breakfast is provided in the morning.

MyOwnBackyardPatchScouts will earn a special Virginia Zoo participation patch!

Zoo Patches Available for Girl Scouts:

  • Daisies and Brownies: My Own Backyard
    • Discover the wild in your own backyard while WildlifeSluethPatchlearning what you can do to help provide asafe place for your neighborhood animal friends
  • Juniors and Cadettes: Wildlife Sleuth
    • Have you wondered what biologist do when researching animals in the wild? Experience real world techniques wildlife biologists use in the field during this hands on snooze.
  • RainforestPatchGirl Scouts-mixed ages (combined ranks): Rainforest Rendezvous
    • Explore the depths of the world’s rainforest and find out why they are so important and what you can do to protect them and the animals that call the rainforest home.

Check this page soon for new topics inspired by the new Guides to Girl Scouting!

Zoo Patches Available for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts:

  • Cub Scouts – mixed ages (combined ranks): Nature Explorer
    • Explore the natural world during this fun filled night at the zoo

With advance notice, we can even customize a program that fits your needs.

Scout Snoozes are fully booked for the 2013/2014 school year. We’ll begin taking reservations for the 2014/2015 school year beginning on July 28, 2014.


Snoozes are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and require $350.00 minimum payment to reserve the date.


  • $35.00/Scout
  • $35.00/Adult
  • 35 maximum participants

There is a minimum charge of $350, which must be made to secure the date.

Refund Policy Snooze cancellations must be received at least three weeks before the snooze date to receive a partial refund of 80%. No refunds will be given for a snooze cancelled less than three weeks before the reserved date.

What to Bring:

Bring appropriate clothing for the weather, nutritional snacks and drinks, sleeping bags, pajamas, toothbrush and flashlight. Participants must have dinner prior to the start of the program. Dinner and snacks are not provided; however, breakfast is provided in the morning.

For more information or available dates, call (757) 441-2374, ext. 229 or e-mail.


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