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Girl Scout Day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

See you at the zoo!

Map of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Put on your Girl Scout gear and take advantage of all Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has to offer, including Asian Highlands, African Elephant Crossing, the Rosebrough Tiger Exhibit, and the RainForest! 

Check out the make and take craft at the Palava Hut and various photo booth stations around the zoo, where you can get silly and take pictures throughout the day!

Girls who renewed their memberships by June 14, 2023 qualified for free tickets to this event.  Tickets will be mailed to your Girl Scout's troop leader in August or early September and/or to homes of girls who are registered Juliette Girl Scouts. Complimentary tickets can be used only for GIRL admission to the zoo and are non-transferrable . All other attendees must purchase a ticket to the zoo.

Discount tickets can be purchased online- Tuesday, August 22 through Tuesday, September 12 at 11:59 pm:

  • Guests ages 2 and over: $13.50
  • Guests under 2: Free

Tickets must be purchased online or at the ticket plaza on or after Wednesday, September 13:

  • Adult Tickets (Age 12+) $19.00
  • Senior Tickets (62+) $17.00
  • Junior Tickets (2-11) $15.00
  • Guests under 2: Free    

We’re so excited to celebrate the new Girl Scout year and we’d love for you to join us in the fun! Need more tickets for friends and family? We’ve got you covered. Additional tickets can be purchased in advance at a significant discount directly from the zoo website. Regular priced general admission tickets will be available on the day of the event at the ticket plaza.

Discount tickets for family and friends are available to purchase on-line only from Tuesday, August 22 until Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM for $13.50:

To purchase additional tickets online:

Step 1: Click here or visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's homepage, then select “Buy Tickets” and "Purchase Zoo General Admission Tickets"

Step 2: Scroll to special event portion "I Have a Promo Code" field, enter the desired number of tickets and click "Continue".  

Step 3: Enter coupon code “GSNEO2023” and click “Apply."  

NOTE: To purchase tickets, first-time users must create an account with an email address and password

Click this link for an image of how to purchase additional tickets online

Please Note:

  • Free tickets can be used for one (1) GSNEO girl admission
  • Free tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be re-sold
  • Discount tickets are not refundable
  • Free and discount tickets for this promotion are valid only Saturday, September 16, 2023

Planning Your Visit:

  • Don’t forget to show your Girl Scout pride - please wear Girl Scout attire!
  • Parking at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is FREE
  • Bring a picnic lunch or dine at the zoo
  • Visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo website for driving directions, a list of restaurants and snack vendors, zoo map, and more information

Still have questions?  Please contact Customer Care at 800-852-4474 or or visit Self-Service for answers any time of day!


Want to be even closer to the fun? Volunteer for the day. Volunteers will help to greet guests, facilitate activity stations, and share Girl Scout information. Volunteer for half the day, and enjoy all the zoo has to offer before or after your volunteer shift. 

Volunteer shifts will be 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM  and 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Click on the time that works best for you to sign up. Volunteers will check-in at the GSNEO tent at either of the Zoo entrances where you will receive a volunteer vest, your Zoo ticket, $5 snack voucher, and confirmation of where you are stationed.

A short pre-event webinar meeting will be scheduled on September 13 at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM to give you more details for the day. Click on the times to register for the time that best fits your schedule. All registered volunteers will receive an email with details for joining the webinar.

Zoo Activities
>>Agenda for the Day


There are lots of badge tie-in's you can discover at the Zoo! Take a look at the badge requriements below, and see if you can check some of them off your list! 


Nature gives us many gifts—now learn some ways to give back by protecting nature.

  1. Be prepared to protect nature before you go outdoors
  2. Keep living things safe when you walk in nature
  3. Learn how to protect nature from trash

Check out Eco Learner badge requirements here!


Find out how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness and teach others how they can, too.

  1. Think of ways to help the outdoors 
  2. Observe outdoor spaces 
  3. Build a safe campfire 
  4. Take care of wildlife 
  5. Practice being kind 

Check out Eco Friend badge requirements here! 


Find out how to protect the environment when you go on a camping trip.

  1. Learn the Leave No Trace Seven Principles 
  2. Plan meals with the environment in mind 
  3. Prepare a minimal impact campsite 
  4. Have fun with Leave No Trace 
  5. Take a conservation hike 

Check out Eco Camper badge requirements here! 


Plan and take an outdoor trek—with minimal environmental impact.

  1. Learn how to make minimal impact on a trek 
  2. Plan an eco trek with a purpose 
  3. Practice an eco skill while on your trek
  4. Make a difference on your eco trek
  5. Make a difference after your eco trek 

Check out Eco Trekker badge requirements here!


Become an eco explorer as you get hands-on experience with environmental issues and help make positive changes to the environment.

  1. Meet an eco explorer
  2. Explore biodiversity
  3. Investigate a global ecosystem issue 
  4. Plan a trip to explore and work on an issue
  5. Share what you learned 

Check out Eco Explorer badge requirements here! 


Discover a nature issue that’s important to you, find solutions, and make a difference.

  1. Learn what eco advocates do
  2. Find an issue you’re passionate about
  3. Come up with a solution
  4. Advocate for your issue
  5. Teach others how to advocate for your cause

Check out Eco Advocate badge requirements here!