The Oakland Zoo offers a variety of fun, educational, and hands-on programs for scout groups of all ages. Come for the day or spend the night. Either way you will have fun exploring the Zoo, observing the animals, participating in hands-on activities and earning a patch/badge. Programs fill up fast. Make your reservation today! Visit our Scout Workshop page to register and see all of our offerings.

Date and Time

Select Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:30 unless otherwise noted.

Cost and Fees

Program Fee: $10.00 per adult - $20.00 per scout (unless otherwise noted). All adults and children must register. Parking Fee: $8.00


Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education. Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed up the ramp to the Lower Entrance. Programming is held in the Classrooms located in the courtyard.


Pre-Registration is required. Please see our Scout Workshops page for a complete list of themes and prices, and to learn how to sign up for this program. All forms and deposit must be received at least 6 weeks in prior to your program date.


Contact: Education Reservations
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x220

Additional Program Information
  • Group Size Limits: minimum 10 / maximum 30. More than 1 troop may sign up for an event.
  • Adult/Child Ratios: Girl Scouts - 2 adults/5 Daisies - 1 adult/6 Brownies - 1 adult/8 Juniors - 1 adult/10 Cadettes. Cub Scouts - 2 adults/5 Tigers - 1 adult/6 Wolfs - 1 adult/8 Bears- 1 adult/10 Webelos.
  • Patches: You will receive 1 patch per scout for the program you have selected.
  • If you have a specific date in mind for your workshop, please contact our Education Reservations Associate for availability.


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