Scouts, join us for custom-designed overnights just for you! All the fun and adventure of other Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures, plus activities, tours and crafts that meet badge or achievement requirements. These overnights are held on zoo grounds, with sleeping accommodations inside, at the Gates Education Center.
Each Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventure is specifically designed with activities that complement the theme of the Bunk you have chosen. Your group will explore exhibits, learn fun facts and anecdotes, and participate in learning games, crafts or stories that focus in on your Bunk topic. The Denver Zoo encompasses 80 acres, and is home to more than 4000 animals, representing over 750 different species. You will not see everything or learn all there is to learn in just one visit, but you will delve deeper into the topic at hand. And, registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends, if you would like to see some of the exhibits and animals not related to your chosen topic.
Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:
- A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
- Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our “lower profile” residents that play an equally important role in their habitats!)
- A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
- An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, try-its, journeys or achievements. They are slightly higher in price than group bunks, because they do include dinner and Bunk with the Beasts patches for scouts. Scout groups are welcome to register for a Group Bunk date, but we ask that you note the differences and select the best option for your troop or pack. Please contact us if you are unsure of the type of bunk for which you registered.