Scout & Girl Scout Secret Science Days

Everything we do at Denver Zoo to care for our animals involves science! This is one of the wildest activities in Denver! You and your group will uncover the secret science applied every day to care for our 3,000 animals.

Dates & Times

With new opportunities in development, this program is not offered in 2024.

Cost Per Participant

$12 per participant

Engage + Explore 

with a special Secret Science Day just for Scouts & Girl Scouts

Spark your group'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, participants 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/girl 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 activities in Denver...and we can't wait to welcome you and your group!


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

• Groups visiting Denver Zoo must have at least one adult per 10 child, 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 dzeducation@denverzoo.org

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

Cancellation and Reschedule Policy

Any education program(s) that need to be changed after being scheduled are subject to the following fees:

Reschedule Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $25.00 transfer fee AND 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your schedule program date: $25.00 transfer fee.

Cancellation Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: No fee.

Please contact guestcare@denverzoo.org to cancel or reschedule a program at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. We cannot guarantee rescheduling will be possible.

* Please note: Access to Awe Scholarship Funds cannot be applied to cancellation fees or transfer fees.