Pack up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a night full of fun and adventure. Meet girls from other troops, play games, earn a patch/badge, learn about animals, explore the Zoo on a private tour, meet an Education animal up-close, and take part in exciting activities. When the night activities are over, have a snack and head down to the auditorium and turn in for the night. In the morning wake up, enjoy a continental breakfast, pack up, and head back into the Zoo to observe the animals as they wake.
Please note that these council overnights are open to multiple troops. If you would like an overnight for only your troop, please see our BWTB Community Group page.
Age Requirements: For children ages 6-12.
Program Time: 6:00pm or 7:00pm to 10:00am the following morning (start time depends on program).
Program Dates: These overnights are offered in the spring and fall by reservation.
Program Fee: $45.00 per adult - $45.00 per child. All adults and children must register.
Group Size Limits: minimum 15 / maximum 100.
Adult/Child Ratios: 1 adult/6 Brownies - 1 adult/8 Juniors - 1 adult/10 Cadets.
Patches: You will receive 1 patch per scout for the program you have selected.
Food Allergies: Food items may contain dairy or nuts.
Journey and Badge Overnights
We pack all the fun of our Journey and Badge workshops into overnights at the Oakland Zoo! See what the Zoo is like at night after all the guests have gone home. You will get to visit the Children's Zoo at night, meet an animal ambassador up close, and have a tasty snack before bed. After you snuggle down in the comfort of our Education Center at night, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast before heading out into the zoo for a private tour as the animals wake up! We offer the following overnights:
For a more detailed explanation of what is involved with these themes, please visit our Girl Scout Workshops page.
Cadets Zoo Careers Overnight
What does it take to keep animals healthy in the zoo? What exactly does a veterinarian do? What kinds of jobs exist that work with animals? Find the answers to all these questions and more at an overnight designed especially for cadet scouts. See what the zoo is like at night after all the guests have gone home. Go behind-the-scenes to see firsthand how our animals are cared for, and make enrichment for our zoo animals. After you snuggle down in the comfort of our Education Center at night, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast before heading out into the zoo for a private tour to watch the animals enjoy what you made just for them!
$4.00 for each additional Oakland Zoo patch (for all ages).
Patches can be ordered through our Education Programs Registrar or through your Education Specialist the day of your program.
To make a reservation download the 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.
For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Programs Registrar.