EDUCATION

Boy & Girl Scout Programs

Experience the great outdoors, wildlife education, and fun scouting programs at the Brandywine Zoo!

Join us with your troop or pack for one of our fun Scout programs. These programs offer boy and girl scouts the opportunity to work toward badge requirements for a variety of animal, nature, and outdoors-focused badges! Or, join us for one of our new Science and Career workshops, open to any youth!

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Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo
Enjoy a morning or evening at the zoo designated for scouts and their families! Registered participants for this program get to enjoy special early admission to the zoo before it opens to the public! There will be games, crafts, and activities all geared toward scout requirements. Brandywine Zoo patches will be available for purchase. This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather.

Fee: $10/person, includes scouts, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 scouts registered. DOWNLOAD our registration form for Scout Day.

Spring Date: Saturday, April 9, 4pm - 6pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by March 27, walk-ins welcome if space available.

Fall Date: Saturday, November 5, 4pm - 6pm
Pre-registration strongly suggested by November 2, walk-ins welcome if space available.

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Girl Scout Workshops
Where: Education building
Fee: $12 per child, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Additional parents and chaperones must pay $5.00 or $7.00 (depending on fee season).

To Register: Please email Education@BrandywineZoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. NOTE: Girl Scout Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants. Overflow dates may be created if the below dates sell out.

Sunday, January, 31 9:30am - 12pm
Girl Scout Juniors: Earth's Endangered

Learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets most requirements for the Juniors Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4). Pre-registration required by January 29.

Saturday, February 13, 9:30am - 12pm (overflow session may be available from 1pm - 3:30pm)
Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies: For the Love of Animals

Celebrate your love of animals and discover what it takes to care for animals at the zoo. We can show animals how much we care by properly caring for them. We'll explore what both pet and wild animals need to feel truly loved! Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and a take home craft. Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge. Pre-registration strongly suggested by Thursday, February 11.

Saturday, March 5, 9:30am - 12pm
Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies: Caring for Animals

It takes more than being an animal lover to properly care for our animal friends. Join us to learn about the basics of animal care and how you can provide a more enriching life for animals. Program includes zoo tour, animal encounters, and an animal training demonstration. Note: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets requirements for Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care. Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 3.

Saturday, March 19, 1pm - 3:30pm
Girl Scout Juniors: Earth's Endangered

Learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets most requirements for the Juniors Animal Habitats badge. Pre-registration required by March 17.



Cub Scout Workshops
Where: Education building
Fee: $12 per child, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. Additional parents and chaperones must pay $5.00 or $7.00 (depending on fee season).

To Register: Please email Education@BrandywineZoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. NOTE: Cub Scout Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants. Overflow dates may be created if the below dates sell out.

Saturday, January 30, 9:30am - 12pm
Cub Scouts: Critter Care

Caring for an animal is a big responsibility! Learn about different care requirements for both pet and zoo animals - you'll even get to meet some up close. Program includes zoo tour and animal training demonstration. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets requirements for Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care. Pre-registration required by January 28.

Saturday, January 30, 1pm - 3:30pm
Cub Scouts: Fur, Feathers and Ferns

Take a hike through the zoo and Brandywine Park to explore native wildlife and plants. We'll look for signs of animals, tour the zoo, and discuss why some animals are disappearing from their habitat in addition to ways to help them. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets most requirements for Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns. Pre-registration required by January 28.

Saturday, February 27, 9:30am - 12pm (overflow session may be available 1pm - 3:30pm)
Cub Scouts: Nova WILD!

Cub Scouts of all ages will learn together in this program focusing on animal life cycles, wildlife and ecosystems. Scouts will learn about locally endangered animals and build skills observing zoo animals. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets some requirements toward the Cub Scouts Nova WILD Award. Pre-registration required by February 25.

Saturday, March 5, 9:30am - 12pm
Cub Scout Bears: Caring for Animals

It takes more than being an animal lover to properly care for our animal friends. Join us to learn about the basics of animal care and how you can provide a more enriching life for animals. Program includes zoo tour, animal encounters, and an animal training demonstration. Note: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets requirements for Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care. Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheer for Animals Birdbath Award and the Brownies Pets badge. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 3.

Saturday, March 19, 1pm - 3:30pm
Cub Scout Bears: Earth's Endangered

Learn about earth's endangered animals and their habitats. We will discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. Program includes live animal encounters, zoo tour, and fun badge based activities. NOTE: Program Min 10/Max 30. Program meets most requirements for Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns. Pre-registration required by March 17.



Experience the Brandywine Zoo with your Scouts for a program designed to help your scouts meet badge requirements. These unique programs will help your scouts to experience wildlife and discover the natural all while earning badge requirements at the zoo!

Fee: $12 per scout, includes Brandywine Zoo fun patch and admission for the day. One free leader per troop/pack. Additional parents and chaperones must pay seasonal zoo admission fee for adults.

To Register:
Please email Education@BrandywineZoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. NOTE: Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.


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Career & Science Workshops
Ages 8 and up
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Zoo Members: $8/student | Non-Members: $10/student
Adults are not required to attend this program, but paid adults are welcome to join us.

Brandywine Zoo offers a variety of career-focused workshops for pre-teens and teens interested in working with animals. Join us at an upcoming workshop focusing on one of the following topics:
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Training Animals
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Population Management
  • Zoo Keeping 101
  • Animal Enrichment
  • Veterinary Care
  • Animal Husbandry
For full list of upcoming workshops and dates, please visit our Family Programs & Youth Workshops page or Calendar of Events.

To Register: Email Education@BrandywineZoo.org.

Scout Groups can attend a workshop as a group, if space is available and they pre-register, or they may book an individual workshop (topics may be limited) if scheduling allows. NOTE: Career & Animal Science Workshops require Min 10/Max 30 program participants.



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