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 sales@lsc.org.

2019 Schedule

Jan. 27, 2019

Daisy/Brownie/Junior: Space Science, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the wonders of our sky, sun, solar system, and more through this astronomical program.

Tigers: 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.

Webelo: Adventures in Science, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Scouts will explore various branches of STEM as they learn how to plan and test an experiment.


Feb. 9, 2019

Brownie: Bugs, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the wonderful world of bugs, learn what they eat (and how), move, and defend themselves. You'll even get to create a bug of your own.

Junior: Animal Habitats, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With the help of the animals at Liberty Science Center, scouts will explore the various animal habitats, propose various habitat styles for an animal, and learn about our endangered guests, the cotton-top tamarin monkeys.

Wolf: Air of the Wolf, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this program, scouts will explore how air works, makes objects move, and affects sound.

Boys: Weather Merit Badge, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weather is a daily occurrence that is governed by several factors. Through this program, scouts will learn how these factors play a role in changing our daily weather.


March 10, 2019

Daisy/Brownie/Junior: Think Like a Scientist, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scientist 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 even design their own.

Boy: Geology Merit Badge, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Earth’s history is very vast. In this program, scouts will learn about the building blocks 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.


March 24, 2019

Daisy: Between Earth and Sky, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the various pieces of a puzzle that make our planet work. In this program, scouts will learn how plants get energy, why water is so important to the Earth and sky, and much more.

Bear: Super Science, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we experiment with static electricity and colors in this super shocking and colorful program.

Webelo: Earth Rocks!, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Minerals and rocks are the building blocks of geology. Scouts will explore how minerals and rocks are formed and used to make buildings.

Junior: Flowers, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Flowers are essential for helping our plants grow. In this program, scouts will explore the anatomy of plants, how plants acquire water and nutrients, and more.


April 14, 2019

Brownie: Making Games, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

By exploring pre-existing games and activities at Liberty Science Center, scouts will develop a new game that will be both fun and educational.

Junior: Paddle Boat Design Challenge, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this program, scouts will create their own paddle boats and learn the skills behind keeping them afloat.

Webelo: 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 learn how to improve the gaming experience.

Boy: Engineering Merit Badge, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this program, scouts will explore the various roles an engineer plays in everyday life.


May 19, 2019

Brownie: Wonders of Water, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water has several wonderful behaviors. In this workshop, scouts will explore several of these behaviors and see the wonders of water.

Junior: Think Like an Engineer, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Engineers are very important to our everyday life. In this program, scouts will explore how to think like an engineer as they explore, create, and tinker.

Bear: Forensics, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this program, scouts become forensic scientists and learn the various techniques used to solve a crime.

Boys: 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.