Scout Safari Night

Scout Safari Night

NEW for 2022: Join us for an all-new evening of fun for scouts, friends and families at this fantastic Scout Safari Night on May 23rd. See below for details!

Details & Pricing
Join us for an evening of fun for scouts, prospective scouts, friends, and family!
Scout Safari Night - May 23, 2022

Join us for the return of our largest scout event of the year! Scouts BSA members, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts (plus their friends and family) will all have a great time during this year’s Scout Safari Night. Join us and visit the zoo after hours for animal encounters, a dance party, keeper chats, a variety of programs designed to help meet various badge requirements as well as getting to experience the zoo after hours with fellow scout families! Book earlier to get the best price and to secure your spot before the event sells out!


Date:     May 23rd, 2022

Time:    5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost:    $30 per person

*Children under 2 admitted free


Gates open at 5:00PM and the event will conclude at 8:00PM

Register Here!

Most Scouts can earn recognition requirements by participating in a service project.  Add that to your Scout Safari Night by collecting items from our Zookeeper’s Enrichment Wishlist. These items would be used by our animal care team to keep our animals healthy and active as they investigate new smells and practice natural foraging behaviors! - 2022 Zookeeper Enrichment Wish List

CLICK HERE for a complete list of badge opportunities and activities.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: For Scout Safari Night, refunds requested prior to April 23rd will be honored, minus the $5 online fee. After April 23rd, all sales are final, and no refunds will be issued unless this program is cancelled by the Zoo. Please note this program is rain or shine and will only be rescheduled in the event of severe weather as determined by RWPZ. This event has a backup date of May 24th in the event of severe weather.

Link to badge opportunities and activities:


Scout Safari Night FAQs
Do we have to wear masks?

Guests should come prepared with a facemask. They are only required when visiting the Faces of the Rainforest, indoor animal encounters and when within 6ft of any zoo animal.

Will the exhibits be open?

We expect all available zoo exhibits to be open for the event. Zoo animals do have a choice when it comes to whether they are indoors or outdoors so not all animals may be seen at once.


Can I register my entire pack or for a large group?

Yes! Keep in mind that 1 paid adult will be required for every 4 children at the event. The person completing the registration will be responsible for ensuring each person receives one ticket. DO NOT JUST FORWARD ALL OF THE TICKETS IN AN EMAIL TO YOUR ENTIRE GROUP! This will cause a significant delay in checking in your group. Please print/cut the tickets and distribute to your group before queuing for the event. All group leaders/parents are responsible for their own participants and should remain together throughout the event. We strongly encourage parents to join their scouts as siblings are also welcome to join us in the fun!

What badge programs will scouts be able to earn?

Scouts of every age will find multiple badges they can work towards, some just by attending! CLICK HERE for a complete list of badge opportunities and activities.

When and where are the keeper chats going to be?

The keeper chat locations and times will be marked with signs throughout the event. These will be based on keeper and animal availability

What if I am not a member of a scouting organization?

You can still come! Some of your friends may be scouts and if not, maybe they will be soon!

Will there be food or merchandise available to purchase?

Yes! There will be food and snacks available to purchase during the event. The Discover the Wild Gift Shop will also be available so be sure to check out our limited edition, 150th birthday celebration merch!

Will we get a patch?

 Yes! All scouts in attendance will have the opportunity to select a Scout Safari Night Patch as a keepsake.

Where will the various activities be held in the zoo?

CLICK HERE for an event map that includes a complete list of badge opportunities and activities