The museum’s extensive scout programs offer Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts many opportunities to play, learn and earn requirements, from a one hour tour or an afternoon hands-on workshop to a themed overnight!

Scout Overnights

See the Museum in a new light after hours while scouts participate in team challenges, sing in a virtual campfire celebration and enjoy a sleepover in the galleries!

  • New scout sleepover themes each year. Check back in August for information about our science-based 2019 Overnights!

2018 Scout Overnights (PDF)

Sleeping bags and stuffed animals in a circle in a Museum exhibit

Scout Workshops

Custom appointment times for themed workshops available Tuesday - Sunday afternoons. All workshops run approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. There are multiple options for workshops:

  • Brownies: What’s Bugging You? | SENSE-Sational! | In the Painter’s Studio | Kitchen Chemistry
  • Junior Girl Scouts: CSI: LICM! | It’s a Draw! 
  • Cub Scouts Grades 1-3: Elements of Art | What’s Bugging You? | SENSE-Sational! | Kitchen Chemistry 
  • Cub Scouts Grades 4-5: CSI: LICM! | It’s a Draw! | Earth Rocks
  • Ask about special programs that we can bring to your meeting site

Cub Scout Flier (PDF)

Girl Scout Flier (PDF)

Interested in booking a workshop?  Use the Request a Scout Program form.


  • $10 per scout: What’s Bugging You?, SENSE-sational!, Elements of Art and In the Painter’s Studio. 
  • $12 per scout: Kitchen Chemistry, CSI: LICM! and It’s a Draw!. 
  • $15 per scout: Earth Rocks
  • One adult chaperone is admitted free for every five paid admissions. Additional adults $9 each. No siblings, please.
  • Minimum 8 scouts required.

Add playtime in the Museum before your workshop during Museum hours for an additional $6 per child and adult, including chaperones. Everyone registered for the workshop must participate, and arrive together, in order to qualify for the discount. Please note - this option is ONLY available for the scouts and adults registered for the workshop. 

Brownies  painting LICM

Brownie Girl Scouts are all smiles during their scout workshop.

Questions? Email 

Scout Tours

Explore our interactive exhibits on your own or with an expert Museum guide!

  • Guided tours: One hour of play visiting 3-4 galleries of your choice. 
  • Available Tuesday-Friday afternoons (4-5 p.m.). 
  • Minimum 8 scouts. $6 per scout. One free adult per five paid scouts. Additional adults $6 each.
  • No siblings, please.

“Tour It Yourself” (Self-Guided Scout Visit)

  • Available Saturday and Sunday during Museum hours by appointment. 
  • Spend the entire day at the Museum for $9 per person, child and adult (no free chaperones).
  • Minimum 10 people required.
  • Siblings and other family members welcome. 
Boy Scout blowing bubbles.

Cub Scouts choose Bubbles as their favorite gallery during their visit!

Ready to get started?

Request a Scout Program