Scout Programs

Is your scout group looking for something different? Zoo Knoxville offers a variety of options to help you work towards badge and patch goals, or to just have a wildly fun time!

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PRIVATE PROGRAMS

This is your chance to have a private adventure for your group at Zoo Knoxville! Great for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls and other groups interested in unique experiences while learning about wildlife and wildlife conservation.

Groups of 5 or more youth participants can schedule their own private workshops with special topics and dates.

  • Advance registration required.
  • Minimum of five youth participants.
  • Ages Kindergarten and up.
  • Year-round
  • $15 per person, including adults and siblings
  • Fee includes zoo admission after the program if applicable
  • One free adult for every five paid youth registrations.
  • 1-1/2 to 2 hours

Program Information

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

For smaller scout groups or individual scouts, we also offer public workshops throughout the year.

  • Advance registration required.
  • Youth participants must attend with an adult.
  • Passholders/Circle of Friends Members: $7 per child, $3 per adult unless otherwise noted in schedule.
  • Non-passholders: $15 per person unless otherwise noted in schedule (includes zoo admission).
  • Ages will vary depending on the workshop.
  • Registration is open for all programs except the Environmental Science Workshop which will open by September 1st.

Program Schedule

Passholder Registration

Non-passholder Registration

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NIGHT SAFARIS

Looking for something a little bit wilder?

Explore the zoo as the sun sets and everyone else heads home for the day. An experienced night owl will take you on a personal adventure through the zoo to see some of your favorite animals as night approaches.

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BEDTIME WITH THE BEASTS

What if two hours just isn’t enough?

With the Bedtime with the Beasts program, your group doesn’t only see the zoo, you get to spend the night up close and personal with our residents.

We can tailor your experience to meet a variety of merit badges and patches (or just for fun), all while adding more time for adventure and exploration at the zoo.

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SERVICE PROJECTS

Service projects for Silver Award, Gold Award and Eagle Scout are available on an individual basis.  Contact zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org or 865-637-5331 x1361 for details.

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Questions about our scout programming? Contact us today at zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org to learn more.