Summer Twilights are themed evening programs that allow Girl Scouts to explore the Zoo after hours and work toward their scouting goals.
Animal Discovery: For Brownies and Juniors. Take a hike around the Zoo and explore the world of animals like a scientist. Dates: June 6 or Aug. 22 (6:30-8:30pm)
World of Insects: For Brownies, Juniors and Cadets. Be a true naturalist and study insects after dark. Learn how to attract and identify different insects. Dates: June 14 or July 25 (8:30-10:30pm)
Wildlife Conservation: For Juniors and Cadets. Go behind-the-scenes and learn about global and local conservation projects. Discover how you can make a difference for wildlife. Dates: June 7 or Aug. 30 (6:30-8:30pm)
Zoo Vet: For Juniors and Cadets. Visit the Zoo’s veterinary hospital and learn what it takes to be a zoo vet. Dates: June 19, July 26 or Aug. 29 (6:30-8:30pm)
Have you ever wanted to take an evening trek through the wild? At the Indianapolis Zoo, you can! During our Summer Safaris, you will discover the animals of Africa and beyond on this overnight adventure. You'll take an after-hours educational hike in the Plains area and go behind-the-scenes in the Zoo Commissary. Perfect for any age of Girl Scout troops, BSA troops or other groups.
Cost: $70 per person. Minimum 35 guests per session; maximum 100.
Dates: June 21, July 18 or Aug. 15
The Bunk for a Badge program is specifically designed for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadets. Scouts will have fun earning a badge while spending the night at the Zoo.
Junior Girl Scouts will explore animal habitats and go behind the scenes in our Oceans building to learn how a zoo habitat is designed.
Dates: June 28 or July 12
Brownie and Junior Scouts will learn about the world’s oceans and the species that call them home. Participants will visit the dolphin kitchen and learn how the Zoo cares for one of the ocean’s most iconic mammals.
Dates: June 13, July 11 or Aug. 16
Brownie Girl Scouts will investigate what pets need to stay healthy and the importance of caring for them. Scouts will visit the Zoo’s vet hospital to learn about how zoos care for their animals.
Dates: June 27 or July 19
Juniors and Cadets will be introduced to a wide array of zoo careers. Scouts will go behind the scenes at the Zoo to see firsthand how people in different jobs keep a zoo running smoothly.
Dates: June 20 or Aug. 23
Each program includes all evening activities, evening snack, indoor sleeping accommodations, breakfast buffet, parking and admission to the Zoo for the day following your overnight.