Scout Adventures at the Zoo!

EARN while you LEARN. There are many opportunities for scouts of all ages and needs! 

Earn scout patches and achievements during our weekend day programs, or spice up your next troop meeting with our Zoo Mobile. Want a scout adventure of a different sort? Earn patches with a Slumber Safari or Wild Night. Whatever your desire, the Zoo is a wild place to learn and explore. 

Looking for a wild place for your next meeting? Rent a spot at the zoo! For more information please contact our Events Department at 601.352.2580, ext 227.

Scout Day Programs

scouts square Our experienced educators will lead your group through activities in our education classrooms and on Zoo grounds that will fulfill requirements to earn scout badges and achievements.

We currently have programs for Webelo, Bear Cub, Daisy, and Brownie Scouts. Wolf Cub program coming Spring 2016.

When are Scout Day Programs available?

  • Offered year-round, daily (some restrictions during June and July and event days)
  • 9:00am-11:30am or 1:00-3:30pm

How much are Scout Day Program?

  • $15 per person; minimum of 10 participants
  • 1 free troop leader

Where do Scout Day Programs take place?

  • All Scout Day Programs take place in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Building.

How do I register my troop?

  • Call (601) 352-2580 ext 240
  • Programs are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All programs must be booked at least one month in advance.



Naturalists have a great love for nature. They notice details that others may miss. They know that all life is interconnected. If you like watching wildlife, you’re already a naturalist!  When Scouts complete this program, they’ll have studied living creatures, great and small and the wild plants that surround us.

Sharing Your World with Wildlife

Every living creature has a place in this world and there is room for all of us. You can help protect wildlife many ways and in this Bear Cub Scout program, scouts will learn about wildlife, conservation, and how they can help.

Caring for Animals

Animals have a lot of needs to survive life in the wild. Learn about how wildlife is adapted for life in the wild, how zoo keepers care for the zoo animals, and how you can care for your pets.

Daisy scouts earn the Red Robin award. Brownie scouts earn the Pets Acheivement

Our Living World

Our Earth is the only one we have. In this program, scouts will learn about how to take care of the Earth and the plants and animals that call it home.


Many of our other fantastic programs are perfect for scout groups.