Boy Scouts

Scout Night

We would like to welcome Scouts to Utah’s Hogle Zoo on Thursday, September 24! Scout Night is a night for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. You will enjoy admission to the Zoo after hours and learning stations set up throughout. You must pre-purchase your tickets online as this event will have limited entry. $10 admission for all Scouts and leaders in uniform. Siblings and other non-scouting guests will receive $3 off regular admission prices.

Date: Thursday September 24

Time: 6:00 to 8:00

Price: Scouts and Leaders in Uniform $10, Adults $15.95, Children $11.95, Seniors $13.95, Children 2 and younger Free

  • Space is limited, must pre-purchase tickets
  • Please wear your scouting uniform to receive the special pricing
  • Scouts must be accompanied by an adult during the event
  • Please practice social distancing between unrelated groups
  • Masks are strongly encouraged on Zoo grounds
  • Masks are required to enter indoor spaces at Hogle Zoo

Merit Badge Classes

Each Scout is $15 ($20 for Nature), and adults/leaders are free. No unregistered children. Adults may stay or drop off and pick up. Can’t make it to one of our regularly-scheduled workshops? Have a whole troop that needs a badge? Badge workshops can be arranged for groups of eight Scouts or more. Private merit badge classes must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. For questions, e-mail scouts@hoglezoo.org

  • $15 per child ($20 for Nature)
  • Scout Leaders FREE
  • All children in attendance must be registered
  • Badge workshops can be arranged for 4-8 scouts currently. Subject to change.

We currently have the following Merit Badge classes left for the year:


Insect Study Merit Badge

You’ll fly through all the requirements except 5, 9, and 10 in this eventful and “buggy” evening. Discover the exciting world of insects!


Bird Study Merit Badge

Get a hefty start on your bird study merit badge, and meet some of the Zoo’s birds up close. You will complete requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please bring binoculars or a spotting scope.


Mammal Study Merit Badge

Learn more about your furry friends and work on your Mammal Study merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3C, and 4G in class.


Reptile and Amphibian Study Badge                     

Some are slippery; some are slimy; few are scary. Learn more about reptiles and amphibians and meet a few from the Zoo as you work on your merit badge. We will finish requirements 1‒7, 9B, and 10. We recommend that Scouts do requirement 8B when completing their badge.

Environmental Science Merit Badge                         

Environmental science affects everything around us from the foods we eat to the car commercials we see on TV. Learn more about this important topic while you work on your merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E, 4, and 6 in class.