Scout Programs

Girl Scout Programs

Explore the Virginia Zoo Explorer Patch

Calling all girl scouts. Visit the Virginia Zoo and earn the Explore the Virginia Zoo Patch. Patches are available for purchase in the Zoo Gift Shop after completion. This patch is designed to be self-guided and zoo admission fees apply. Requirements for the patch can be found here.


Scout Snoozes

Experience the Virginia Zoo from dusk until dawn by joining us after-hours for this unique adventure! It’s the ultimate sleepover for scout groups. Zoo Snoozes include educational and exciting nighttime activities, up-close encounters with our animal ambassadors, themed night hikes, a behind-the-scenes experience, evening and morning meals and so much more. Wake up to the sounds of lions roaring or siamangs calling! Reservations, deposit, and pre-payment are required. Visit the Snooze page for more information.


Special Events

Scout days are periodically scheduled throughout the year. Check back soon for upcoming dates!