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Please note: On Wednesday April 24 at Franklin Park Zoo and Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, volunteers, zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in routine animal escape exercises. While the exercise is occurring, guests have the opportunity to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). These exercises are an important part of our preparedness training, and we appreciate your participation and understanding. If you have any questions about what to expect, please don't hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.

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Scout Programs

Working toward an animal or naturalist badge? Badge programs are led by our experienced staff and include live animal encounters, hands-on activities, games and more! 

Programs are held at Stone Zoo year-round.

Girl Scouts

We offer two different options for a Girl Scout program at the zoo. In our 30- or 60-minute classroom programs, you and your scouts get an exclusive opportunity to meet animals up-close and connect them to science topics.

Contact our Education Department with questions or to make a reservation.

Daisies - Eco Learner Badge (Grades K-1)
Learn about how we can protect nature when exploring outdoors and what we can do to keep our animal neighbors safe.

Brownies - Bugs Badge (Grades 2 - 3)
We'll take a bug’s eye view of the world, learning all about tiny creatures with big jobs to do. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries of insects, exploring their unique characteristics and uncovering their vital roles in our ecosystem.

Juniors – Animal Habitats Badge (Grades 4 - 5)
Discover the secrets of habitats and the remarkable adaptations animals use for survival in their environments. We'll uncover the challenges facing these habitats and learn how we can help endangered animals.

Cadettes - Animal Helpers Badge (Grades 6 – 8)
Learn how animals help keep people safe and inspire people to solve problems.

Cub Scouts

We offer two different options for a Cub Scout program at the zoo. In our 30- or 60-minute classroom programs, you and your scouts get an exclusive opportunity to meet animals up-close and connect them to science topics.

Contact our Education Department with questions or to make a reservation.

Lion - Animal Kingdom Badge (Kindergarten)
Learn about the different roles animals play in their habitat and the important services they provide to the community.

Tiger – Tigers in the Wild/Games Tigers Play Badges (1st grade)
Learn about two different types of animals. We'll work as a team to uncover how they're different, alike, and what the relationship is between them.

Wolf – Running with the Pack Badge (2nd grade)
Learn about the ways animals move! We'll practice moving like different animals and discover why animals move in such unique ways.

Bear – Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Badge (3rd grade)
Learn about endangered animals and what we can do to help them.

Webelos – Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Into the Wild Badge (4th grade)
Learn about wetlands, why they're important, and what we can do to protect them.

Arrow of Light – Building a Better World Badge (5th grade/10 ½ years old)
Learn about energy use and how we can turn to the natural world to discover solutions for our problems.