Scout Explorations

Let the Museum be a part of your scouting experience! Sign up your Boy or Girl Scout group for a weekend program to earn part or all of the requirements for many different badges, journeys, belt loops and pins.


Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts: Wildlife Conservation (belt loop and pin), Collecting (belt loop and info for pin)

Boy Scouts: Collecting, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Archaeology, Basketry, Bird Study


Girl Scouts

Brownies trying digging activity


Journeys: WOW, Brownie Quest, A World of Girls

Skill Building Badges: Bugs, Home Scientist, Senses, Inventor


Journeys: Get Moving!, Agent of Change, aMUSE

Skill Building Badges: Flowers, Detective, Animal Habitats



Registration Information

Available times: Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2-4 p.m.; Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Each program requires a minimum of 10 Scouts with a maximum of 20. The Museum requires a 10 to 1 ratio of Scouts per chaperone for all programs.

A deposit of $50 is required to reserve your troop’s spot.  Fees for all participants must be paid in one payment on the day of or before the program. The cost is $15 per Scout and chaperones are free.*

Refunds will be made for cancellations received five business days before the scheduled program, minus a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will not be made for weather-related cancellations.

* There is an additional fee for programs that utilize the Butterfly Rainforest.

Please contact Tiffany Ireland with your questions or to register at or 352-273-2061.


Make sure to check the Calendar of Events for all of our Scout-friendly events where you can use the experience to work toward your belt loops, pins and badges!