Boy Scout Programs



Meet badge requirements by visiting the Detroit Zoo! Bring your group and choose one of our daytime adventures.  Group minimum is 10, maximum is 50. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend at the same cost as the scouts. Group reservations to the Zoo need to be secured by calling (248) 541-5717 ext. 3800 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Scout Quest Availability Calendar

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Boy Scout Tour (All Levels)
Come to the zoo with your pack or den to enjoy an educational tour led by one of our docents!  Scouts will enjoy a walk around the zoo learning new information about their favorite animals and participate in an interactive biofacts presentation.
Cost is $2 per person, plus admission.  Zoo patches may be purchased for $2 per patch.
Dates: Check calendar for current availability.

 

 

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Sharing Your World (Bear Scouts)
Scouts will visit endangered species and discuss what the terms endangered and extinct means. Scouts will participate in an interactive bio-fact presentation that reminds them of the importance of animals and their adaptations to survive. During the course of the program, scouts will discover ways to make a difference locally and how important it is to pass on the message they’ve learned to other people in their community.
Cost is $2 per person, plus admission.  Zoo patches may be purchased for $2 per patch.
Dates: Check calendar for current availability.

 

 

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Naturalist's Pin (Webelos Scouts)
Scouts will visit the Backyards for Wildlife site, National Amphibian Conservation Center, wetlands, Holden Museum of Living Reptiles, Island Lake and other exhibits as time allows. During the tour, scouts will work on various requirements for their pin and learn about Michigan native and non-native species. A hands-on bio-fact presentation will aid in their understanding of the requirements covered.
Cost is $2 per person, plus admission.  Zoo patches may be purchased for $2 per patch.
Dates: Check calendar for current availability.

 

 

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Self-Guided Tour (All Scouts)
Use our self-guided scavenger hunt to lead your scout group around the zoo!  You’ll visit many of our animal residents and take a closer look at what makes them successful in their habitats.  This program includes a unique “Detroit Zoo” patch for each scout!
Cost is $2 per person, plus admission.  Includes patch.