Bunk for a Badge for Girl Scouts
Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights in June, July, and August
Cost: $50 per scout, $30 per adult

The Bunk for a Badge program is specifically designed for Girl Scout Juniors and Brownies! Your scouts will have a fun time spending the night at the Zoo and leave the next day with the badge they earned the night before. ​ Since this program is geared specifically toward scouts and their parents and leaders, we ask that you do not bring tag-alongs that are not registered as a part of your troop. Brownies choose between Pets and Senses. Juniors choose between Animal Habitat, Detective, and Flowers. The first troop to book the night selects the badge and only one badge program can be run per evening.

Summer Safaris
Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights in June, July, and August
Cost: $50 per child, $30 per adult

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 hike in the African Plains and go behind the scenes in the Zoo Commissary while being guided by one of our knowledgeable educators! ​​The next morning after breakfast, groups can stay and explore the Indianapolis Zoo all day. Ideal for youth groups, clubs, boy scout troops or mixed-age girl scout troops not wanting to earn a badge. 


​Important Requirements for Participation 

  • ​Participants must be at least 6 years old to participate in any Indianapolis Zoo overnight program.

  • All participants must have a signed waiver of liability before beginning the program. Participants under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

  • All school and scout groups must provide a certificate of liability insurance.

  •  Please note that our overnights have minimum attendance requirements (35 for Summer Safari and 25 for Bunk for a Badge programs). If you have a smaller group, please consider signing up for a date with another group. 

  • Group overnights require a deposit of $100 due at time of registration with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your overnight.

To register please select the desired topic of your Overnight from the list below, then select your arrival date and departure date and click "reserve." 

$100 deposit per night is required at the time of registration. 

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