(865) 637-5331

Scout Workshops

A Wild Way to Make Earning a Badge Even More Fun! 

Scout workshops are available for every level of both Boy and Girl Scouts. Scout Days are scheduled throughout the year. Let the zoo make completing achievement, projects and requirements as fun as they should be! Workshops are one to two hours in length. All programs meet outside the front gate.

How to Register

To secure or attend a program, your reservation form Onsite Reservation Form 2014.pdfAND payment must be turned in AT LEAST two weeks in advance.

Once we have received your reservation form AND payment, you will be sent a confirmation letter via email.  Print out a copy of this letter to bring with you on the day of your program, as this letter will serve as your admission ticket into the zoo.  Groups without their confirmation letter WILL NOT be allowed to attend the program or be admitted into the zoo.

Knoxville Zoo has a limited number of openings available for each program, and these openings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.  Turning in a reservation form and payment on time may not guarantee a slot for your group, as our programs are popular.

No refunds are issued unless the program is cancelled due to insufficient registration or severe weather.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Moeller at (865) 637-5331 ext 331 or by email at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org



Program Times

All programs begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

    *Program times are subject to change based upon registration.  If our 10:00 a.m. program completely fills up, we may open a second program at 1:00 p.m.


    2014 Schedule

     April 26, 2014
    Girl Scout Senior Journey - Sow What?

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    CANCELLED

     May 3, 2014
    Girl Scout Junior Specialty Badge

    Animal Care at Knoxville Zoo
    SOLD OUT

     May 10, 2014
    Girl Scout Senior Journey

    A Voice for Animals

     May 16, 2014
    Girl Scout Cadette Program - Night OWL Badge
     
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

     May 17, 2014
    Girl Scout Brownie Specialty Badge

    Animal Care at Knoxville Zoo

     May 24, 2014

    Cub Scout Webelos Scientist Pin

     

    May 31, 2014
    BSA Boy Scouts Mammal Study Merit Badge  
     June 7, 2014
    Girl Scout Junior Program
    Habitats

     June 14, 2014
    Cub Scout Program
    (Tigers, Bobcats, Wolves, and Bears)

     



     June 28, 2014

    BSA Webelos Naturalist Badge

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sold Out
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. session now available.
     July 26, 2014

    BSA Boy Scouts Nature Merit Badge

     
     August 23, 2014
    Cub Scout Program
    (Tigers, Bobcats, Wolves, Bears)

     
     August 30, 2014
    Girl Scout Brownie Program

    Pet Care Badge

     September 5, 2014
    Girl Scout Dinner and Night Safari

    6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

     September 6, 2014

    BSA Webelos Scientist Badge

     
     September 12, 2014
     BSA Dinner and Night Safari
    (for scouts of all ages)

     6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
     September 20, 2014

    BSA Boy Scouts Reptile and Amphibian Badge

     
     September 26, 2014
    Girl Scout Cadette Program Night OWL Badge

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

     September 27, 2014
    Girl Scout Brownie Journey

    Topic is Wonders of Water

     October 4, 2014
    Girl Scout Junior Journey

    Topic is Electricity

     October 11, 2014
    Cub Scout Program
    (Tigers, Bobcats, Wolves and Bears)

     
     October 18, 2014

    BSA Webelos Naturalist Badge

     
     October 25, 2014

    BSA Boy Scouts Fish and Wildlife Badge

     
     November TBD
    Girl Scout Cadette Journey

    Topic is Taste

    Have Another Date or Topic In Mind?

    Groups of 10 or more scouts can schedule their own workshop!  Service projects may also be available on an individual basis.  Please contact Jason Moeller at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org for more information.

     

    Cost

    All participants pay $10.00 per person (includes zoo admission) for regular badge workshops.  Regular badge workshops are any of the programs not named "Dinner and Night Safari" or "World In Our Hands".This includes troop leaders, parents, siblings, and other relatives.

    All participants pay $12.00 per person (includes zoo admission) for the Girl Scout World in Our Hands and Specialty Animal Care at the Zoo Programs. This includes troop leaders, parents, siblings, and other relatives.

    All participants pay $17.50 per person (includes zoo admission) for Dinner and Night Safari programs.  This includes troop leaders, parents, siblings and other relatives.

    *Prices and schedules subject to change without notice.


    Patches

    Boy Scouts - Knoxville Zoo will provide the filled out blue merit badge application cards.  If you need or wish to have these cards, please attach a sheet with the names of the attending boys to your reservation form and we will fill them out for you.

    Knoxville Zoo does not provide the actual badges for the programs.  All badges must be purchased from the BSA office.

    Girl Scouts - With the exception of the World in Our Hands Patch and the Specialty Animal Care at the Zoo Patch, Knoxville Zoo does not provide the patches for the programs.  All patches must be purchased from the Girl Scout office.  If you wish to present your girls with the patch on the day of the program, you will need to visit the scouting office prior to the date of your program.


    For more information, please call (865) 637-5331 ext. 331 or email us at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org