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Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo connects people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation and conservation. The purpose of education at the Kansas City Zoo is to encourage a sense of wonder and curiosity about animals, promote science literacy, enhance understanding of our connection to the natural world, foster a stewardship ethic of caring for wildlife, and inspired conservation action.

Address: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

How to Register: Unless otherwise stated, pick a program below and call 816-595-1765.

• Private bookings only unless otherwise stated
• Pre-registration is required for all workshops and overnights
• Troops must maintain adult/girl ratios
• Deadline for registration is 3 weeks prior to the program date

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 programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

Questions? Email Education@fotzkc.org or 816-595-1765

Additional Information: Private workshops and overnights are available upon request. Private workshops require a minimum of 10 girls, overnights require a minimum of 20 people (includes girls and adults).

Website: kansascityzoo.org

YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:

Navi-GATOR Geocache Workshop 

Girl Scouts will discover the world of maps, coordinates and GPS Units. Decorate a Trackable Digital Bug and explore the zoo using GPS units to locate hidden cache boxes. Each girl will receive a journal containing activity pages that reinforce each concept discussed.

Cost Per Girl: $20 ($18 FOTZ Members)
Cost Per Adult: N/A
 

Navi-GATOR Geocache Overnight 

Overnight includes a three-hour workshop, small snack, tent camping and continental breakfast in the morning (cereal, bagels, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt). Each girl will receive a journal containing activity pages that reinforce each concept discussed. Sleeping facilities will be in the African Campground. Participants will need to supply their own tents and sleeping bags. 

Time: 6pm-10am

Cost Per Girl: $40 ($36 FOTZ Members)
Cost Per Adult: $40 ($36 FOTZ Members)

This activity is classified as higher risk or includes an overnight and therefore requires an Activity and Trip Application. Please complete this form at least 6 weeks prior to the participation in this activity.
 

3 Cheers for Animals Overnight

​Overnight includes a two-hour workshop (that explores animal basic needs, feeding and communication), a night hike, small snack and continental breakfast in the morning (Cereal, bagels, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt). Each Girl Scout will receive a journal containing activity pages that will help them begin (but not complete) their 3 Cheers for Animal Journey. Sleeping facilities will be in the Zoo Learning Center. 

Cost Per Girl: $33 ($29.70 FOTZ Members)
Cost Per Adult: $33 ($29.70 FOTZ Members)

This activity is classified as higher risk or includes an overnight and therefore requires an Activity and Trip Application. Please complete this form at least 6 weeks prior to the participation in this activity.


Zoo Mobiles

Troops - have the KC Zoo come to you! Through the Zoomobile program, the zoo’s education staff will come to troop meetings or service unit events and bring animals, biofacts like animal skins, skeletons, feathers and other things you might not be able to come in contact with in a natural or even zoo environment. Program topics can vary upon request.

For Jackson and Clay county troops, the Zoomobiles are free once a year. For troops in other counties the cost starts at $125 per visit.

To reserve, call (816)-513-5723 and provide the following: name, phone number, email address, program address, date/time, audience age and number in audience.