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Spend the night at the Zoo! Bring your sleeping bag and pillow for dreams about animals after a night of learning about them. Children will learn about animal characteristics, adaptations and behaviors through games, crafts, a night tour, and a live animal presentation. Designed for Scouts, the program can be tailored to a specific badge or requirement. Church and school groups are also welcome. Groups will sleep in a Zoo classroom.

Price includes admission to the Zoo the next day. Dates are limited.

Min/Max: 15/25 children (Payment for 15 participants is required. Accompanying adults are counted towards the minimum of 15 participants.)
Total group size: 50

#31 — Learn About Animals
Understand animals by learning about their characteristics, habitats, and behaviors.

#34 — Conservation
Our planet has a number of natural resources, such as water, gas, and oil. It is important for us to be careful how we use these resources because they could run out. Learn how you can make a difference.

#42 — Fun at the Zoo!
A trip to the Nashville Zoo! A great place to learn about our amazing animals.

#47 — Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle
When we recycle, we help our environment. Lots of items can be recycled, such as newspapers, aluminum and tin cans, cardboard, glass, and plastics. Learn how easy it is to recycle.

Achievement #5 — Sharing your World with Wildlife
Every living creature has a place in this world, and there is room for all of us. All animals need clean water, food, air, and shelter to survive just like Cubs Scouts do.

Elective #24 — Native American Life
People already lived here when Columbus arrived. They were called Indians because Columbus thought he was near India. Today we refer to them as Native Americans. Learn more about Native American culture.

Outdoor Group
A naturalist studies living creatures and plants in the wild. Scouts will learn about native wildlife, with emphasis on the venomous reptiles and plants of Tennessee.

Daisy Zoo Safari Fun Patch
Daisies will learn about the five different animal groups and their habitats.

3 Cheers for Animals!
Maybe you’ve held a fuzzy kitten in your arms and heard its gentle purr. What a sweet sound! Caring for animals is fun and important - just like caring for you! Get ready to learn all the ways to keep animal safe and happy. You’ll see how good it feels to care for animals and teach others to care for them, too.

Animal Habitats
Imagine meeting a monkey or kicking up dust with a kangaroo. Scouts will learn more about wild animals and their wild habitats and how we can help them survive.

Earth Connection
Learn about ecology, the study of plants and animals including people, and their environment.

Plants and Animals
Learn how big a part plants and animals play in everyday life. From what we eat to what we wear, we depend on plants and animals everyday.

Your Outdoor Surroundings
Learn how to have fun outdoors from exploring nature to hiking, to protecting our environment.

Junior Wildlife
Learn about endangered species, how to help save them, and different wildlife careers. Girls will conduct scientific observations to learn how animals adapt to their habitats.

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Scouts will explore the world of insects and learn how they help the earth and people, too!

Three Cheers for Animals! Journey
Maybe you have held a fuzzy kitten in your arms and heard its gentle purr. Maybe you have dreamed of giving a big, wrinkly elephant its bath. Caring for animals is fun and important-just like caring for you! Get ready to travel with a flower friend to see all the ways to keep animals safe and happy. You’ll see how good it feels to care for animals and teach others to care for them too.

Earth is our Home
Learn how earth is a home to people, plants and animals. Girls will learn how to make their home a better place.

You learn about your world in many ways. Seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting are the five senses that send messages to your brain about the world around you. You use your senses all the time, even when you don’t know it!

Learn about animals in a zoo environment. Girls will learn how an animal's body helps it move around and survive.

Eco Explorers
Learn about ecology, the study of how plants and animals live together in the environment. Girls will learn about habitats, the food chain, and how to help wildlife.

Learn about countries with endangered animals and what people are doing to help. Play a game to learn about products we use everyday that come from the rainforest. Learn what conservation projects the Nashville Zoo is participating in. Learn about different wildlife careers by role playing and meeting live animals.