Boy Scouts Enjoying Liberty Science Center

Scout Weekends

Our special weekend workshops provide in-depth science exploration for Scouts, helping them earn badges and Nova Awards through a focused learning experience based on relevant themes.

Each Scout Weekend experience contains a series of hands-on activities that go toward fulfilling Scouts' badge requirements, plus access to general admission exhibitions, and a souvenir fun patch.

For more information or to reserve a program for your group, call 201.253.1310 or email groups@lsc.org.

2019-20 Schedule

Dec. 8, 2019 (Girl Scouts)

Daisy: Space Science Explorer

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Look up in the sky and tell us what you see. Learn about the Earth and how it interacts with our Moon and Sun in space.

Junior: Space Science Investigator

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever thought about just how big Jupiter is? Visualize how big our Solar System is and explore how scientists use rovers to explore Mars.

Brownie: Space Science Adventurer

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about Earth’s place in space as we discover how the Earth and Moon interact. We will also go on a tour of the solar system and learn about our planetary neighbors.

Cadette: Space Science Researcher

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore light and its properties as you learn how scientists use light to discover things about space. Get a tour of the solar system and discover how scientists have collected data about stars they can never touch.

Jan. 25, 2020 (Coed)

Junior: Crack the Case

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Become a forensic scientist as we investigate clues, learn new investigative techniques, and solve a case.

Brownie: Home Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen ingredients or just the carpet in the living room can make great experiments. Learn all the exciting science experiments you can do with materials found at home.

Bear: Forensics

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Become a forensic scientist, as you learn about various techniques used to solve a crime.

Scouts (BSA): Fingerprinting Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scouts will explore a brief history of fingerprints, make a model of the skin and experiment with various techniques to collect and analyze fingerprints.

Feb. 2, 2020 (Coed)

Brownie: Space Science Adventurer

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about Earth’s place in space as we discover how the Earth and Moon interact. We will also go on a tour of the solar system and learn about our planetary neighbors.

Junior: Space Science Investigator

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever thought about just how big Jupiter is? Visualize how big our Solar System is and explore how scientists use rovers to explore Mars.

Tiger: Sky is the Limit

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us as we explore the night sky in our planetarium and learn about stars, constellations and distant galaxies.

Scouts (BSA): Astronomy Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
There are worlds to explore. Learn how astronomers gather information about the sky, other planets, and constellations.

March 21, 2020 (Coed)

Brownie: Mechanical Engineering

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Engineers are very important to our everyday life. In this program, scouts will explore how to think and design like a mechanical engineer as they explore and create 2 different machines.

Junior: Mechanical Engineering

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Engineers are very important to our everyday life. In this program, scouts will explore how to think and design like a mechanical engineer as they explore and create 2 different machines.

Webelos: Engineer

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Engineers are responsible for most items we use every day. Learn the engineering design process as scouts design and redesign a project to get the best outcome.

Scouts (BSA): Engineering Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come explore the various roles an engineer plays in your everyday life.

April 5, 2020 (Coed)

Daisy: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scientists rely on data collection to help us understand how the world works. Join us as we learn to be better observers and collectors.

Brownie: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scientists rely on data collection to help us understand how the world works. Join us as we learn to be better observers and collectors.

Wolf: Digging Into the Past

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The world of dinosaurs is both scientific and imaginative. In this program, scouts will explore how we know so much about dinosaurs and design their own.

Scouts (BSA): Geology Merit Badge

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earth’s history is very vast. In this program, scouts will learn about the building block of geology (minerals and rocks), read geological maps, and interpret the vast historic past of our planet Earth through the geological time scale and fossils from various eras.

April 18, 2020 (Coed)

Daisy: Coding For Good

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the history of coding as you create algorithms and work to create your very own code.

Brownie: Coding For Good

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the history of coding as you create algorithms and work to create your very own code.

Webelos: Game Design

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Become a game developer for a STEM based game, teach others how to play your game and improve its’ experience.

Junior: Coding For Good

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn what a computer programmer does as you explore the basics of coding. Scouts will learn to think like a computer and create their own code.