Boy Scout Programs

Scout out your options below and then call us to make a reservation.

 

Bear Scouts

Space Elective Badge Workshop

Bear Scouts can earn Arrow Points for the Space Elective Badge by studying constellations in our planetarium, building and launching a model rocket, and comparing Earth to the Moon and neighboring planets. This four-hour program is the perfect introduction for future astronauts and explorers.

Cost: $23/Scout
or $450/group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
October 19, 2013  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 1, 2014  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
April 5, 2014  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Webelos

Scientist Activity Badge Workshop

Webelos will engage in activities that introduces the scientific method and earn them their Scientist Activity Badge. Participants will build and launch a rocket, learn the science behind magic tricks and illusions, and explore principles of physics established by Bernoulli, Newton, and Pascal.

Cost: $23/Scout
or $450/group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
October 19, 2013  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
February 1, 2014  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
April 5, 2014  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Boy Scouts

Astronomy Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will explore our solar system and beyond. Participants will observe the Moon and neighboring planets in our planetarium, learn the history and stories behind constellations, and engage in celestial navigation techniques. This half-day workshop requires some prerequisite work for full badge completion.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $600/Group  for a privately scheduled program

Dates/Times:
March 1, 2014  8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
May 10, 2014  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Electricity Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will demonstrate the wonders of electricity. Participants will practice safety procedures, construct an electromagnet and electric motor, and learn the basic principles of circuits and electronic devices. This workshop requires some prerequisite work for full badge completion.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $600 for a privately scheduled workshop

Dates/Times:
March 1, 2014  1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
May 10, 2014  1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Astronomy Merit Badge Overnight Workshop

Spend the night under the stars! This overnight program includes all of the Astronomy Merit Badge activities listed above, plus a simulated space mission, movie, snack, and breakfast.

Cost: $45/Scout
(private program can be scheduled based on availability:  minimum 18, maximum 25)

Dates/Times:
December 6, 2013  7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
April 25, 2014 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

Space Exploration Merit Badge Workshop

Scouts will learn about the history and future of space travel. Participants will build, launch, and recover model rockets, design a robotic Mars rover, and learn where we encounter NASA technology on a daily basis. This is a six-hour workshop with some prerequisite work for full completion.

Cost: $27/Scout
or $600 for a privately scheduled workshop

Dates/Times:
September 28, 2013  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
January 11, 2014  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 22, 2014  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

* Private workshops can be scheduled for groups up to 25 participants. Call for available dates.