Scout Programs

Audubon offers exciting scouting programs that Celebrate the Wonders of Nature:

Bring your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop camping in the Zoo!

Girl and Boy Scout units and their leaders, parents and siblings are invited to join in the fun and camp out at Audubon Zoo for only $40 a person. Troops have the option of earning a badge during their overnight!

Fall dates will offer camp overnights at both Audubon Zoo and Audubon Nature Center.

To reserve your date will require a minimum registration of 10 people as a deposit. You must register on-line. Full payment and total participant numbers are required no less than two weeks before the registered date. ACTUAL minimum number of registrants is 30 people.


  • All scouts must bring their own camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.) and provide dinner for their troop.
  • The minimum number of people is 30.
  • The maximum number of people is 70.
  • All participants must be five years of age or older.

Spring 2017 dates:

  • January 20
  • January 21
  • January 27
  • January 28
  • February 3
  • February 4
  • February 10
  • February 11
  • March 3
  • March 4
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • March 25
  • March 31
  • April 1
  • April 7
  • April 8
  • April 14
  • April 21
  • May 12

Sample Overnight Itinerary:

6:00pm Troop arrives and set-up their "camp" in the education yard
7:00pm Evening activities begin including animal adventures, biofact times, campfire with s'mores and a night hike through the Zoo.
10:00pm  Light out
7:00am Continental breakfast
8:00am Morning hike through the Zoo
9:00am Scouts depart from the Zoo

Come have a roaring good time with your Scout Troop at Audubon Zoo!

Click HERE for more information about Badge Clinics.