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Animal Wonders

Animal Wonders offers educational conservation, ecology, and animal programs to enhance appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Location: We come to you! Facilitators will come to a location of your choice.

Cost Per Girl: $12 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

Questions/How to Register: Contact Animal Wonders at 816-807-4748 or

Additional Information:

  • There is an 8 girls minimum for workshops.
  • Animal Wonders will not charge a travel charge for events scheduled within a 50 mile radius of Holden, Missouri.  A $1 per mile charge will added to the program fee after 50 miles (example: if your location is 63 miles from the Animal Wonders office, your travel charge will be $13.).
  • Cost includes a program with lots of live animals, exciting work that applies directly toward accomplishing the journey or badge you select.
  • Please note that an invoice will be provided prior to the workshop and payment is expected on the day of.

Current partner programs are listed below.



Water Badge


The girls will get to do hands on experiments with a watershed showing the importance of wetlands as well the effects of pollution in our waterways. A mock oil spill will show the girls the perils for wildlife to survive when one occurs and how difficult it is to clean the animals. Live animals from various water ecosystems will be presented for the girls to view.

Badge Connections: Ambassador Water


Bugs Badge


Animal Wonders will teach the girls how to identify the major groups of arthropods, their diets, life cycles, how to create a captive habitat and care for them.  Girls will get to see live examples of exotic and native insects and arachnids.

Badge Connections: Brownie Bugs


3 Cheers for Animals Journey


The girls will get a chance to meet with our animals and staff to learn about how we care for the animals, learn about the native habitats & ranges of the animals, and how several of the species presented have benefited humans. 

Journey Connections: Daisy 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals


Voice for Animals Badge


Since nearly all of our animals are surrenders or rescues, we teach the girls to make informed decisions in animal ownership. We will show them live success stories and teach them how to take action with conservation groups.

Badge Connections: Senior Voice for Animals


Animal Habitats Badge


Using a variety of live animals, we will teach the girls about where each species is found naturally, their diets, their classification, problems facing them in the wild, do they make good pets, and what they can do to help animals around the world.

Badge Connections: Junior Animal Habitats


Pets Badge


Animal Wonders can provide you with the best options on choosing a pet & how to care for your new feathered, scaly, or slimy friend. Live animals will be shown to the girls.Non-traditional pets can be so much fun and rewarding, but which ones are the best to own? Which should be avoided? How do we care for them? Animal Wonders can provide you with the best options on choosing a pet & how to care for your new feathered, scaly, or slimy friend. Live animals will be shown to the girls.

Badge Connections: Brownie Pets


Cadette - Animal Helpers


​Using live examples of domestic and wild species, Cadettes will learn about how animals have benefited human health & safety.

Badge Connections: Cadette Animal Helpers