Scout Trips

The Scouting trail leads to the Long Island Children's Museum! A variety of tours, workshops and special programs are available to inspire your Cub Scout (Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos) dens and packs, as well as Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troops.

GUIDED TOURS

Create a human bubble, experience the magic of making and listening to music, scale a two-story climbing structure and more at the Long Island Children's Museum.

Guided tours are available:
Tuesday–Friday afternoon by appointment. One hour tour includes choice of 3–4 galleries. $6 per person; minimum of 8 scouts. One free adult for every five paid scouts. (Additional adults: $6 each)

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

“Tour-it-Yourself” (self-guided) visits are available: Saturday or Sunday by appointment. $9 per person (no free chaperones); minimum of 10 people (siblings and other family members welcome).

Cafeteria Usage:
Cafeteria reservations are not available to self-guided tour groups. Blackout dates may apply. Membership, coupons, guest passes, special offers, etc. are not valid for groups, school visits or self-guided tours.

SCOUT WORKSHOP DETAILS

Dates/Times: Weekday and weekend afternoons. Workshop lengths vary. Call for appointment.

Group Size: Group minimum for any workshop is eight (8) scouts.

Chaperones: One adult chaperone is admitted free for every five paid admissions. Additional adults will be charged $9 each. (Please, no siblings.)

Come early or stay late on Saturday or Sunday! When you book a weekend workshop your group can explore, discover and play at LICM before or after your workshop for an additional $6 per Scout and $6 per adult.

 

Scout Overnights

Spend the night at Long Island Children's Museum and camp out in the Great Indoors!

Explore the museum until bedtime, completing advancement requirements as you play. Participate in a workshop, theater presentation or gallery demonstrations. Enjoy a bedtime snack and continental breakfast. Fall asleep in a favorite gallery!

Cost:
$42 per scout or adult
(LICM requires one adult chaperone for every five scouts)

Scout Overnights at LICM is shared with other scout groups. Dates vary for Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout Troops (click the link in the next paragraph for dates available to your organization). Large groups may be able to reserve a private overnight visit (minimum number of participants: 120: maximum: 149). Please contact the Rentals & Event Manager at (516) 224-5840 with your request.

Join us for our 2016 Overnight, “The Great Museum Caper.” To register or for additional information on our themed museum overnight, contact fguarino@licm.org.

SCOUTREACH

Bring LICM to you! A variety of age- appropriate Museum outreach programs are available to travel to your pack or troop meeting place! Please e-mail Reservations@licm.org. Subject: Scoutreach.

GENERAL INFORMATION

PAYMENTS
Deposits for all workshops, guided tours or self-guided visits are due at contract signing and must cover the required minimum number of scouts/people. (No reservation date will be held without a deposit.) Balance is due at check-in on the day of the trip.

Memberships, coupons, special offers, guest passes, etc. are not valid for any Scout programs.

REGISTRATION
Please e-mail Reservations@licm.org. Subject: Scout Workshops/Tours, to register or to obtain additional information.


 

Scout Workshops

Enjoy a different kind of Museum experience that's tailored to your program!


GIRL SCOUTS

At the Long Island Children’s Museum, Girl Scouts play, learn … and earn badges. A range of hands-on badge workshops, led by Museum educators, have been created specifically for Scouts. In addition, Girl Scouts can complete requirements when they visit the Long Island Children's Museum.

BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS

What’s Bugging You?
Complete the BUGS merit badge as you explore the world of bugs and other insects and arachnids through arts and crafts. Decorate a butterfly, study the stages of metamorphosis and visit the creatures in LICM’s Feasts for Beasts gallery.
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

SENSE-SATIONAL!
Complete the SENSES merit badge as you exercise your senses in this special Museum tour with a twist. Using only ONE sense at a time, create human patterns, surround yourself with sound and learn if your nose knows! (Note: Allergy alert! Please inform us at booking.)
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

In the Painter's Studio
Complete the PAINTING merit badge as you explore the work and styles of different artists. Paint a mood, experiment with non-traditional artist materials and plan and execute a troop mural!
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

Kitchen Chemistry
Science is all around us; it even hides in our homes! Become a kitchen chemist and complete the HOME SCIENTIST merit badge by creating a delicious emulsion (salad dressing) and a playful colloid (putty).Explore density and static electricity in hands-on demonstrations!
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS

CSI: LICM!
Earn the DETECTIVE merit badge by using your powers of observation and other methods of detection to solve the “Mystery in the Museum!” Take fingerprints and learn a secret code as you examine the evidence!
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; length; 90–100 minutes.

It's a Draw!
Complete the DRAWING merit badge when you sharpen your pencils and learn drawing techniques such as shading and perspective. Create a portfolio for your projects!
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; 90–100 minutes.

(Additional Scout workshops are under development)

CUB SCOUTS

At the Long Island Children’s Museum, Cub Scouts learn as they play. Explore our world through a guided tour. Spend the night in a favorite exhibit. Participate in a hands-on workshop led by Museum educators and complete some requirements for the new adventures!

GRADES 1–3

Elements of Art
Practice key elements of design and mix colors as you create a painting. Workshop fulfills Tiger “Stories in Shapes” Adventure.
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 60 minutes.

SENSE-SATIONAL!
Exercise your senses in this special Museum tour with a twist. Using only ONE sense at a time, create human patterns, surround yourself with sound and learn if your nose knows! (Note: Allergy alert! Please inform us at booking.)
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

What’s Bugging You?
Explore the world of bugs and other insects and arachnids through arts and crafts. Create a butterfly glider, study the stages of metamorphosis and visit the creatures in LICM’s Feasts for Beasts gallery. Workshop fulfills Tiger: requirement 7 Tigers in the Wild; Wolf: requirement 7 Paws on the Path; Bear: requirement 3 Fur, Feathers & Ferns.
Workshop cost: $10 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

Kitchen Chemistry
Science is all around us—it even hides in our homes! Become a kitchen chemist and create a delicious emulsion and a playful colloid; explore density and static electricity! Workshop fulfills Bear: requirements 1,2,3 and 6 of “Super Science” Adventure.
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; length; 75–90 minutes.

GRADES 4–5

CSI: LICM!
Use your powers of observation and other methods of detection to solve the mystery in the museum! Take fingerprints and learn a secret code as you examine the evidence! While recommended for Grades 4-5, workshop also fulfills Bear: requirements 2B (i & ii) Paws for Action; requirement 2 Forensics.
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; length; 90–100 minutes.

It's a Draw!
Sharpen your pencils and learn drawing techniques such as shading and perspective. Create a portfolio for your projects! Workshop fulfills Webelos/Arrow of Light: requirement 1 &4A Art Explosion Adventure.
Workshop cost: $12 per scout; 90–100 minutes.

Geology, NYS!
Take an “aerial tour” of New York State and practice “hands-on” geology when you come in for a landing! Learn about the structure of the earth and the natural forces that continue to shape it. Sort rocks and minerals, mold fossils and more! Workshop fulfills Webelos/Arrow of Light: Earth Rocks! Adventure.
Workshop cost: $15 per scout; 90–100 minutes.

 

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