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Scout Programs

Virginia Zoo Scout programs are designed to help your Girl Scout, Scouts BSA or Cub Scout earn merit badges, meet amazing animals and learn new facts at the Virginia Zoo!

To book one of the programs below or to find answers to your questions, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email vazoo.education@norfolk.gov.

Malayan tiger drinking water at the Virginia ZooGirl Scouts

Grab your troop and have a TIGER-ific time learning at the Zoo! We offer different programs that align with Girl Scouts of the USA requirements. Specific patch requirements completed during the course of the program will be listed with each program. Information on how to sign up, prices, and more can be found below.

Brownie | Bugs Badge Virtual Workshop

Only Brownie Girl Scouts can participate in this workshop.

Did you miss our September workshop? Well, don't let it "bug" you because now you can register your entire troop for our Virtual Bugs Badge Workshop! Activities are self-paced through our Google Classroom and registration includes a Virtual Animal Encounter for your troop! All requirements for this patch will be met by completing this workshop.

Price: $75 per troop (up to 20 participants)

To book a program or find answers to your questions, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email vazoo.education@norfolk.gov.

Junior | Animal Habitats Badge Virtual Workshop

Only Junior Girl Scouts can participate in this workshop.

Learn all about animals, their homes, and cool community (citizen) science projects with our experienced Instructors leading the way! All activities are self-paced, with a live Zoom meeting to see what cool new things you and fellow Girl Scouts have learned and created! All requirements for this badge will be met by completing this workshop.

Pricing: $10/participant for members, $15/participant for non-members

Times: Google Classroom activities open from October 1- November 2, 2020, with a live Zoom session on November 1 from 2 pm - 3 pm.

Sign up today!

All Levels | Explore the Zoo

All levels can participate in this patch.

Calling all Girl Scouts! Earn a patch just by visiting and exploring the Virginia Zoo! This is meant to be a self-guided activity and current admission fees apply. After completion of the activity worksheet, Zoo logo patches are available for purchase in the Zoo Gift Shop and a Colonial Coast patch is available at the GSCCC retail shop. Requirements for the patch can be found here.

To book a program or find answers to your questions, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email vazoo.education@norfolk.gov.

All Levels | Virtual Animal Encounters

This program will bring learning to life, as your group meets 2 different animal ambassadors and sees various bio-facts related to the program theme. Each program lasts for 30 minutes and is aligned to different Scout organization badges. These programs can be scheduled for any grade (or age) level and can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs.

Pricing: $60 per program; Additional animal ambassadors can be added to your program, for an additional $15 per animal.

To book a program or find answers to your questions, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email vazoo.education@norfolk.gov.
boy scouts of america

Get your troop and come to the Zoo for a ROARing good time! We offer different programs that align with Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA requirements. Specific merit badge requirements completed during the course of the program will be listed with each program. Information on how to sign up, prices, and more can be found below.

Scouts BSA | Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Anyone in Scouts BSA can participate in this workshop.

Learn all about the zoo’s different reptiles and amphibians from experienced Instructors and discover local species here in Virginia! All activities are self-paced, with a live Zoom meeting where you can share the TURTLE-ly awesome things you have learned! All requirements for this badge will be met by completing this workshop. Some requirements may take longer than a month to complete, but a staff member will ensure that your child will have the opportunity to complete each requirement.

Pricing: $10/participant for members, $15/participant for non-members

Times: Google Classroom activities open from November 1- December 6, 2020, with a live Zoom session on December 5 from 2 pm – 3 pm.

Sign up today!

All Levels | Virtual Animal Encounters

This program will bring learning to life, as your group meets two different animal ambassadors and sees various bio-facts related to the program theme. Each program lasts for 30 minutes and is aligned to different Scout organization badges. These programs can be scheduled for any grade (or age) level and can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs.

Pricing: $60 per program; Additional animal ambassadors can be added to your program, for an additional $15 per animal.

To book a program or find answers to your questions, call 757-441-2374 ext. 229 or email vazoo.education@norfolk.gov.
scout Snoozes

*Snooze Programs are currently on hold* Snoozes are open to any group throughout the year, but they do complete several steps for multiple badges and patches. Check out our Campout Snooze package, where you can bring your camping gear to settle in under the stars here at the Zoo. Learn more here and consider booking a program for your group when it is safe to do so!

Don’t see your group mentioned? Contact the Education Department at vazoo.education@norfolk.gov to find out how we can best accommodate your group’s needs!