Scout Secret Science Days

Did you know that everything we do at Denver Zoo to care for our animals involves science? This is one of the wildest scout activities in Denver! You and your troop will uncover the secret science our dedicated animal care professionals use every day as they care for our 3,000 wild residents!

SCOUT Dates & Times

Secret Science Days are offered on a limited number of dates each school year.

Students explore the Zoo at their own pace, from 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, September, 17, 2022

Cost Per scout

$12 per participant

Engage + Explore 

with a special Secret Science Day just for Scouts

Spark your troop's interest in science as you explore real-world animal care challenges in this special discovery day at Denver Zoo. Following a special Secret Science Day map, students will get an insider’s view of the Zoo—learning some of the unique ways our keepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, trainers and exhibit designers meet the challenges of caring for our wild family.

Zoo staff and volunteers will help your scouts uncover the inside workings of Denver Zoo, encourage them to make observations at exhibits, discuss ideas with their peers and share what they’ve learned. The more they engage, the more they discover—including tips on where to see exciting demonstrations, interact with keepers and vets and meet live animals up close! It's one of the most unique and informative scout activities in Denver...and we can't wait to welcome you and your troop!


Compliance with the chaperone policy is required to remain eligible for the discounted school group rates.

• Troops visiting Denver Zoo must have at least one adult per 10 scouts, regardless of age.

• Chaperones are charged at the discounted program rate of $12.00 each, and must be present during the entire program.

• We only accept ONE payment for the entire group. Payment is requested at time of registration. For payment alternatives, contact Denver Zoo at

• All participants must enter the Zoo at the same time as their registered group. Late arrivals will be required to pay the full price.