Girl Scout Programs

The Central Park Zoo is a great place for Girl Scouts of all ages to learn about animals, conservation, and more.

These fun-filled workshops are a way for your Girl Scout to earn badges! Each 90 minute program is packed with fun activities, animal meet and greets and exhibit visits, all while completing the steps to earn a badge! Added bonus, badges are included at the end of the workshop!


Brownies Badge Workshop: Pets

Looking for the purr-fect way to earn your Brownie Pets badge? Together we’ll explore which animals make appropriate pets and how to be a responsible pet owner. You’ll also embark on a quest to learn how to care for different types of animals and how to make simple enrichment for your pet.

Scout level: Brownies

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Saturday, 3/4
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am


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Photo Credit: © WCS

Brownies Badge Workshop: Shapes in Nature

Brownies, earn your NEW Shapes in Nature badge at the Zoo! Through observation and data collection, animal themed activities and games, scouts will complete all 5 of the steps in this badge.

Scout level: Brownies

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Sunday, 5/21
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am


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Daisy Badge Workshop: Shapes in Nature

Daisies can now earn their NEW Shapes in Nature Badge at the Zoo! Using the Zoo as our field site, we'll observe the natural world upclose, paying attention to patterns we notice, and create nature inspired art.

Scout level: Daisy

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Sunday, 3/26
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Daisy Badge Workshop: Outdoor Art Maker Badge

Daisies, earn your Outdoor Art Maker badge with the Zoo as your canvas! During this adventure you'll observe color and music in the natural world, create your own masterpiece using natural materials, and of course, have up close animal encounters.

Scout level: Daisy

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Saturday, 5/20
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm


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VIRTUAL SCOUT BADGE WORKSHOPS FOR TROOPS

Brownies: Pets

Looking for the purr-fect way to earn your Brownie Pets badge? Together we’ll explore which animals make appropriate pets and how to be a responsible pet owner. You’ll also embark on a quest to learn how to care for different types of animals and how to make simple enrichment for your pet.

Scout Level: Brownies

Price: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/03 - 5/12
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, April - May and Sept - Oct
3:00 - 4:30pm, Nov - March


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Juniors: Animal Habitats

In this virtual program, you will earn your Animal Habitats badge by exploring our zoos and aquarium to learn all about animals and their habitats. You'll meet animals from habitats all around the world and get an insider view of how we recreated habitats for some animals in our zoos and aquarium.

Scout Level: Juniors

Price: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/03 - 5/12
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, April - May and Sept - Oct
3:00 - 4:30pm, Nov - March


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Junior & Cadettes: STEM Careers

Do you dream of becoming a zookeeper or veterinarian? Maybe a field biologist? In this virtual badge workshop, you’ll explore different careers in wildlife conservation by meeting animals and the people that work with them, begin planning your future career, and much, much more! Available for both Juniors and Cadettes.

Scout Level: Juniors & Cadettes

Price: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/03 - 5/12
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, April - May and Sept - Oct
3:00 - 4:30pm, Nov - March


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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Cadettes: Animal Helpers

Zoo and aquarium staff will lead you through a virtual experience in which you will explore many examples of the powerful relationship between humans and animals.

Scout Level: Cadettes

Price: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/03 - 5/12
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, April - May and Sept - Oct
3:00 - 4:30pm, Nov - March


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Seniors: Voice for Animals

Find out about the global work that Wildlife Conservation Society does to help animals around the world. You will earn your Voice for Animals badge by meeting some of the animals in our parks, chatting with zoo and aquarium experts and learning how you can get more involved in wildlife conservation.

Grade: 9th - 10th

Price: $100
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/03 - 5/12
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, April - May and Sept - Oct
3:00 - 4:30pm, Nov - March


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Photo Credit: Megan Maher

Looking for a private badge workshop for your entire troop?
Contact cpzeducation@wcs.org for select workshops and dates!


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