Join us for a special day dedicated to Daisy through Ambassador Girl Scouts. See the Zoo and participate in fun activities with your sister scouts.

Back by Popular Demand! We heard Girl Scout leaders have been wanting badge stations back as part of Girl Scout Day so here are the details!

No Registration Necessary!

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 Canceled due to temporary Zoo closure, learn more.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $9 per scout and $13 per leader if wearing their sash, vest, or Girl Scout pin. Additional family members pay regular admission. Zoo memberships will be honored. Parking for non-members is $7 per car.

Interested in Hosting a Badge Station?

In order for this day to be successful, we need badge station hosts. Tables are available for scout troops who would like to host their own station. Pick a badge, bring the supplies, and guide scouts in completing the activities towards earning a badge (you decide how many steps towards the badge that works the best for you). Stations must be hosted from 9-11:30 a.m.  Those hosting a station receive free admission and parking for one leader and up to five girls.

Please call or email to sign up for a badge station BEFORE you decide on a particular badge to make sure no one else is already doing it (952-431-9331 or [email protected]).

Once you receive confirmation that no one else is doing the badge you want then you can begin to plan out how you are going to implement it.

Update: These are all the stations we have this year (see below). We could use more. If we don’t get additional stations note that there may be a longer wait at the stations you go through.

We may move Girl Scout Day to November next year to better accommodate your busy cookie sales and work around the Zoo’s busy times as well.

Check back on Girl Scout Day for a survey link to let us know how we can better accommodate you and your interests for next year.

Schedule for the Day

*Feel free to bring a snack to munch on while you are completing the badge stations.

9:00 a.m.  Zoo opens
Badge stations open
Activity Packets (free) and patches ($3) available
11:30 a.m. Badge stations close
11:45 a.m. Special Girl Scout Animal presentation in the TLC (where the bird shows are across from the Tropics Trail entrance). Come meet live animals up close and personal in the Zoo’s Target Learning Center and learn about what makes them unique, how you can help them, and other exciting things!
12:15 p.m. Free time to tour the Zoo
Purchase your patch
Take part in the activity packet
4:00 p.m. Activity Packet and patch booth closes
Zoo closes


Scout Activity Packets
Print out a packet to complete whenever you visit the Minnesota Zoo, including for Girl Scout Day. Please be green and share a copy with a friend or two. 

Daisy/Brownie Activity Packet
Junior and Cadette Activity Packet

All scouts can earn an exclusive Minnesota Zoo patch by completing an activity sheet during their visit (patches cost $3).

Girl Scout Day Patch
A Girl Scout Day patch just for Girl Scout Day will be available to purchase the day of the event (patches cost $3).

After-event Survey

After you have participated in Girl Scout Day, please take our quick 5 minute survey about Girl Scout Day so we can improve your experience for next year! Click here to take the Girl Scout Day Survey.

The following badges have already been selected by Girl Scout troops:

Daisy Stations

Clover Petal-Using Resources Wisely (while supplies last)
Coding Basics

Brownie Stations

Coding Basics
First Aid; Steps 1, 4, and 5
Inventor
Pets
Senses

Junior Stations

Animal Habitat – Step 2, “Investigate an animal habitat” (you’ll learn about 5 different animals/animal habitats who can be found in a tropical habitat)Coding Basics
Staying Fit – Step 3, “Know how to stress less” (come partake in some animal yoga to unwind and relax)

 

*Please check back periodically for added badge stations and other updates.

Questions? Call 952-431-9331 or email Patti at [email protected].