Attraction Stats

Location: Around Animal Kingdom

Type: Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Length: Each badge takes about 5-10 minutes to earn

Audience: Kids, Teens

Open since June 1, 2013

4.5 Stars Out of 5 Rating

Excellent. This is a Must Do

Join the Wilderness Explorers and earn badges as you explore Animal Kingdom. Similar to Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, this interactive scavenger hunt sends you around the park to find specific items and complete tasks. For each task you perform, you’ll earn a Wilderness Explorers Badge in the form of a sticker. There are over 30 badges to earn spread throughout all the lands of Animal Kingdom.

To start, head to the any of the Wilderness Explorers kiosks in Discovery Island, Asia, Africa, or Dinoland, USA. Here you will be given your instructions and a booklet that tells you where you can find each badge. Which badge you want to earn first is up to you. This is a completely self-guided experience full of a ton of educational activities. How you earn each badge is slightly different, such as telling a cast member information about a tiger’s stripes or aping the behavior of a gorilla.

Wilderness Explorers Ranks

  • Tadpole: 5 Badges
  • Minnow: 10 Badges
  • Fish: 20 Badges
  • Senior Wilderness Explorer: All Badges


  • Because there is so much to do in Wilderness Explorers, we recommend grabbing your booklet as soon as you enter the park. This will give your party plenty of fun activities to do as you roam around Animal Kingdom, and you may learn a thing or two.
  • This attraction is geared towards kids and teens, but it is fun for all ages.
  • You don’t have to complete the activities in one day, so don’t worry if you don’t get all of the badges at once. In fact, we’d recommend spreading the badges out across a few days of touring Animal Kingdom.
  • This activity is free, making the stickers a fun souvenir for kids.