Scout Programs

Hello, Scout Masters and Troop Leaders! We have created six new Scout Programs specifically for your troops’ needs, straight from your badge and rank requirements. Our teen Outstanding Wildlife Leaders (OWLs) will lead your group through wildlife-themed programs that include activities, small projects, and live animal encounters. Please scroll down for program descriptions and details.

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  • Bookings should be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance
  • Payment is required at the time of booking
  • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of your program date are non-refundable
  • Programs last approximately 50 minutes
  • Exhibit hall admission is included with the purchase of the program
  • Weekdays: Tuesday through Friday at 3:45 p.m.
  • Weekends: Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Cost based on the number of people (kids + adults) in group:
    1 to 15: $150             16 to 24: $225             25 to 30: $275
  • If you have questions regarding Scout Programs please email our Education Registrar at [email protected] 

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New Scout Program Offerings!


Scouts, ages 5 – 9

Color by Nature

Nature is a wonderful place to play and explore, to be creative and learn with our friends and families. Inspire your creativity outside at the Lindsay and make artworks using natural materials and a little bit of science.


Fulfills Requirements for Daisies & Brownies-Outdoor art maker/Outdoor art creator.

Scouts, ages 7 – 11

Escaping Extinction

Conservation of endangered species is a challenge to beat the race against extinction. We’re all on the same team, so let’s join forces to learn about protecting the creature community. Scouts will encounter real endangered or threatened animals to discover threats in their habitats and work together to take action for wildlife in a mini-stewardship project.

Fulfills Requirements for Bear Adventure Loop-Furs, Feathers, & Ferns.

Scouts, ages 10 – 14

Wild Dwellings

What does our home mean to us? What does a home mean to wild animals? They are more similar than you think! This program will introduce your scouts to the different types of wild animals in the Bay Area, explore their natural homes, learn the secrets to their successes, and discover what we can do to protect their habitats.


Fulfills Requirements for Junior-Animal Habitats.

Scouts, ages 11 - 14

Speak for the Trees

In this program, scouts will be outside observing trees, collecting data as scientists, meeting a Lindsay animal ambassador from a forest habitat, and practicing good stewardship of our local trees. We will continue the program inside by studying specimens from Lindsay’s Natural History collection and sharing fascinating information about trees from around the world.

Fulfills Requirements for Cadettes-Trees.