Webelos Cub Scouts

Naturalist Activity Badge

Your Webelos Scout will complete the requirements necessary to earn their Naturalist Badge by doing the following:

  • View live animals up close in our Educator-lead presentation.
  • Participate in an instructor lead Zoo tour to the Aquatic and Reptile Center to explore some of the venomous and non-venomous reptiles of Wisconsin.
  • See/touch real animal bio-artifacts such as animal furs, bones, skulls and mounts.
  • Learn about the 4 migratory pathways in North America by playing an interactive bird identification game.
  • Make a Wisconsin animal track souvenir to take home.

Schedule of Available Sessions:

If your scout group has “kids’ days off” from school we may be able to schedule additional programs during those times. Programs are booked based on classroom and instructor availability. “Kids’ days off” can include the following: Teachers Convention (end of October), Winter Break, Spring Break, Banking Days or Early Release Days.

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Date Time Availability
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 9:15-11:45 FULL
  1:00-3:30 FULL
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 9:15-11:45 FULL
  1:00-3:30 FULL
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 9:15-11:45 FULL
  1:00-3:30 FULL
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 9:15-11:45 24
  1:00-3:30 24

If your group can only attend a weekend program, please contact Christopher Uitz at 414-258-5058 ext. 428 to have your group placed on the waiting list. If there is demand; additional weekend sessions may be opened.

Cost*: 

Fees cover ALL of the following: program cost, zoo admission, and parking. The Naturalist Activity Badge is NOT included in the cost of the program. Milwaukee County Zoo patches are available for purchase in the Zoo's gift shop.

Milwaukee County Residents
(taxpayer discounted rates)
Non-County Residents
$11.00 per scout $13.00 per scout


Visa or MasterCard information must be provided at least two weeks before the program date. You may choose to make a payment via credit card or by troop/pack check. Final participant numbers are requested two weeks before the program. If space is available, participant numbers can be adjusted during the two weeks leading up to the program. Participant numbers cannot be changed the day of the program nor can refunds be issued to scouts that choose not to attend on the day of the program. A 50% cancellation fee will be charged to groups cancelling programs less than two weeks in advance of a reserved program date.

Group Size:

  • Minimum group size is 10 scouts. Maximum is 24. 
  • The Zoological Society reserves the right to pair scout groups together to meet the minimum or reach the maximum capacity for the program.
  • Only scouts and chaperones may attend. No tag-along children or siblings are allowed in the program. 
  • If additional family members or friends wish to visit the Zoo, they will be subject to standard admission rates set by the Milwaukee County Zoo. They must also enter the walk-in or drive-in gates SEPARATELY from the scouts attending the program. The same applies for Zoological Society members who wish to visit the Zoo on the same date.
  • We require a MINIMUM of 3 chaperones to attend. One free adult chaperone and vehicle parking is permitted for every three scouts.

How to book a program:

If you are interested in booking a program, please contact Christopher U. via email at chrisu@zoosociety.org or by phone at 414-258-5058 ext. 428. Please provide the following information: group size, number of chaperones, and name/phone number/email of contact person.

* Zoological Society membership benefits do not apply towards admission or cost of the program. An education group-rate discount has already been applied towards admission. If other family members or friends plan on visiting the Zoo during the scout program, those individuals may use their membership benefits at the walk-in gates.

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