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.

Nov. 8, 1-4 p.m. | Girl Scouts: She's A Scientist

Experience hands-on activities and experiments while meeting local scientists. This program is for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts. Pre-registration is required.

The program fee is $5 per Scout, which includes a patch created specifically for this event. One adult chaperone per 10 Scouts may participate for free, and additional chaperones are $5.

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

Girl Scouts: Shes A Scientist

Brownies | Journeys: WOW, Brownie Quest, A World of Girls
Skill Building Badges: Bugs, Home Scientist, Senses, Inventor

Juniors | 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 Deanna Kicklighter with your questions or to register at or 352-273-2063.

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!