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Available Dates
Binder Park Zoo offers Overnight Safaris nearly every Friday and Saturday between May 8 and September 5, 2015! 

The table below lists our 2015 dates.  Other dates may be available upon request.  A date is listed as “Open” until a group has registered for an evening.  The first group to register for a specific evening gets to pick the age or scout level and program.  Once a level and program have been set, only groups of the same level wishing to do the same program may register for that overnight.  The last column shows the total number of spaces that remain for an overnight.     

Please keep in mind that overnights are registered daily, therefore this table may not be completely accurate.  If possible, pick multiple dates for your group. 

Date Program Spaces Left


Overnight Safari Program Topics  

Binder Park Zoo’s Overnight Safari program offers a wide range of programs for scouts, schools, and groups.  A description of each program is listed below and specific scout badge information is located at the bottom of the page.  Are you interested in a particular subject not listed below?  Custom programs may be available, please contact the zoo for more details!  

African Eco-Action: Discover the importance of conservation both near and far in this exciting African overnight.  Groups will learn what they can do to become more environmentally conscious and how to help animals around the globe!  

African Olympics: Introduce your group to the culture and wildlife of Africa by competing in your very own African Olympics! 

African Wildlife Awareness: African wildlife is so diverse; learn about wild and domestic animals in Africa. Find out what is being done to help the endangered species and stop African poachers.

Animal SENSE-ability!:  Ever wonder how an African Dog can smell so well?  Do you know how well an Antelope can hear?  Discover how our senses compare to our animal friends and how they use their senses to communicate, all while experiencing the sights and sounds of Wild Africa.

Circle of Life: Have you ever wanted to experience Africa without traveling halfway across the world?  Guests will learn about African animals, habitats, food chains, and culture, all without boarding a plane!

Survive Your Safari: Would you be able to survive the struggles of a true African safari?  Put your skills to the test as you help plan a safari, map out your adventure and cross over quicksand.  Only the strong will survive! 

Twilight Safari:  This nighttime adventure is a thrill seeking experience for anyone wanting to learn about African animals after dark! Challenge yourself to use your night vision the way nocturnal animals do.

Scout Badge Information:
The table below lists what programs are available for each scout level, as well as what badges and requirements the programs aim to cover.  Some Girl Scout levels can be combined and work towards each levels badge, some levels cannot based on badge requirements. Please contact a Zoo Educator for more information.


Scout Level



Brownie Girl Scouts

African Olympics

Making Games Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4


Animal SENSE-ability!

Senses Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5


Survive Your Safari!

Hiker Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Junior Girl Scouts

African Wildlife Awareness

Animal Habitats Badge: #1, #2, #3, #5


Survive Your Safari!

Camper Badge: #1, #2, #4, #5

Cadette Girl Scouts

Survive Your Safari!

Trailblazing Badge: #1, #3, #4, #5


Twilight Safari

Night Owl Badge: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Senior Girl Scouts

African Olympics

Game Visionary Badge: #1, #2, # 3, #4, #5

Tiger Cub Scouts

Survive Your Safari!

Let’s Go Outdoors! D &G; Electives 7, 31, 34, 35, and 42

Wolf Cub Scouts

African Eco-Action

Your Living World Achievement: 7a, 7b, 7e, 7f(partial)


Survive Your Safari!

Let’s Go Camping (Elective 23)!: A, B, C, D, G

Bear Cub Scouts

Survive Your Safari!

Let’s Go Camping (Elective 25)!: A, B, C, D

Webelo Cub Scouts

Survive Your Safari!

Outdoorsman Badge: #1, #2, #3, #5, #6

Cub Scout Packs

Survive Your Safari!

Various requirements for each level of Cub Scouts will be met.


African Olympics

Language and Culture Belt Loop #2,#3; Academic Pin #6

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