Cub Scout Council Overnights

boy scout, cub scout, science, overnights Bring your den to the Oakland Zoo for a night full of adventure and fun! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several Cub Scout dens or one large pack. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet one of our education animals up-close. When it's time for bed, you'll head down to the auditorium to sleep. In the morning, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast, pack up, and head back into the zoo to observe the animals as they wake. It's an experience you'll never forget!


Age Requirements: For Scouts ages 6-12.
Program Time: 6:00pm or 7:00pm to 10:00am the following morning (start time depends on program).
Available Program Dates: We offer multiple overnights each month. Please contact a Reservations Associate for current openings.
Program Fee: $47.50 per adult - $47.50 per child. All adults and children must register.
Group Size Limits: minimum 15 / maximum 100.
Adult/Child Ratios: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 scouts.
Patches: You will receive 1 Oakland Zoo patch per scout.
Food Allergies: Food items may contain dairy or nuts.

Program Options

Tigers "All About Animals"
Electives 31, 32, 34, 42 and 47: Explore the kingdom of animals and their amazing adaptations on a Zoo tour, and meet an animal ambassador up-close. You'll explore how to be conservation stewards of the amazing wildlife and natural resources all around us. Then, create a craft to feed wildlife in your own backyard!

Wolf "Your Living World"
Achievement 7: Our world is the only one we have; it is important that we take care of it. Come to the Oakland Zoo with your den and learn about the many ways you can help clean up the environment all around you while touring the Zoo. You'll investigate how some common items are made, and how much energy is saved by recycling and re-using them while playing games and having fun! After, you will have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors up-close.

Bears "Sharing Your World with Wildlife"
Achievement 5:
Come to the Oakland Zoo to learn how you can help the wildlife in your own backyard while observing some of the world's most endangered animals on a Zoo tour and meeting one of our animal ambassadors up-close. Get to know some of our local feathered friends while making a cool recycled craft for them. By the time you leave the Zoo, you will have learned about conservation heroes and have the knowledge of how you can make a difference in the lives of wildlife, near and far.

WEBELOS "Naturalist"
Every organism in the world is interconnected; come learn how at the Oakland Zoo! By exploring the Zoo, you'll learn all about how to watch and care for local wildlife. You will also learn what poisonous plants and venomous animals to watch out for. Get close up with local birds and find out just how far they can fly. Then, have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors up-close. Before you leave the Zoo, you will have all the tools to become a naturalist in your own backyard.

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
Are you looking for an overnight experience for the whole Pack? This is a workshop where all Cub age levels can experience the Zoo together. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to earn your Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and also work towards earning your Wildlife Conservation Academics Pin. Come learn about natural resources and why it's important to protect them. You will also have the chance to investigate the food cycle and learn about endangered species. In addition, you will be able to meet one of our education animals up close.

Reservation / Cancellation Information

To make a reservation download the Cub Scout Overnight Request Form. Submit a completed copy via email or fax to (510) 729-7324 at least 30 days in advance.

A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Your reservation must be for at least 15 people. Payment is due in full 30 days before your event date or your reservation will be cancelled. Additional participants can be added to your reservation up to 14 days before your event date. If you cancel more than 31 days before your event date you will be refunded the full amount minus a $200.00 cancellation fee. If it is less than 30 days, no refunds will be made.

Please note: In the event that there are less than 15 participants registered 14 days prior to the event date, the event will be canceled. All participants will be re-scheduled where possible, or fully refunded otherwise. Please note that these council overnights are open to multiple packs. If you would like an overnight for only your pack, please see our BWTB Community Group page.

For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Reservations Associate.

Payment Schedule

More than 30 days: You must register for the minimum 15 people and pay a $200.00 non-refundable deposit at least 30 days before the event.
30 days: Payment is due in full for the amount of persons you have registered.
14 days: You can add additional persons up to 14 days before the event. Please call (510) 632-9525 x220 to add and pay for (with credit card) additional individuals.