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, a film, and a souvenir fun patch.

For more information or to reserve a program for your group, call 201.253.1310 or email

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January 27 (Boy Scouts, Nova Awards)

Bears: Out of this World with Super Science

(10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Explore the inner workings of our Solar System and gain a better understanding of the stars you see in the night sky. (Prerequisite: Out of this World—Requirement 1)

Venturer: Launch with Weather

(10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Through the exploration of projectile motion, scouts will learn how motions control movement. (Prerequisites: Launch—Prerequirement 1; Weather: Requirement 1, 2, 4, and 10b)

February 10 (Girl Scouts)

Brownie: Making Games

(10:00 am - Noon) Develop a fun, educational game through exploration of pre-existing games and experiences at LSC.

Junior: Product Designer

(10:00 am - Noon) Design a solution to a scientific problem by learning and using 3D modeling and printing skills.

Junior Detective

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Become a detective! Learn forensic science tools and tricks to help solve a crime at our "crime scene."

Cadette: Special Agent

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Solve a crime by learning and using advanced forensic skills.

March 17 (Boy Scouts, Earth Science)

Wolf: Digging into the Past

(10:00 am - Noon) Scouts will explore what is known about dinosaurs and design their own.

Webelo: Earth Rocks

(10:00 am - Noon) Minerals and rocks are the building blocks of geology. Scouts will explore how minerals and rocks are formed and used to make buildings. (Prerequisite: Earth rocks: Pre-requirement #1)

Boy Scouts: Geology

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Scouts will learn about the building blocks of geology (minerals and rocks), read geological maps, and interpret the vast history of planet Earth through the geological time scale and fossils from various eras. (Prerequisites: Geology: pre-requirements: #1, 2, and 4b; Post-requirements: #5d)

Boy Scouts: Oceanography

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Oceans are vital to the physical and biological evolution of our planet. Through this program, scouts will explore the ecological significance of our oceans. (Prerequisites: Pre-requirements #1, 2, 3, and 8a)

April 22 (Girl Scouts, Earth Science)

Brownies: Bugs

(10:00 am - Noon) Explore the wonderful, crawly world of bugs. Learn what and how they eat. See how they move and defend themselves, and create a bug of your own.

Junior: Flowers

(10:00 am - Noon) Flowers are essential to the survival of plant species. In this program, scouts will explore the anatomy of plants and how plants acquire water and nutrients.

Cadette: Trees

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) In this workshop, scouts will explore the parts of a tree and the history their tree rings tell.

Ambassador: Water

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Water is an essential requirement for all living organisms. In this workshops, scouts explore the role water plays in our lives.

May 19 (Boy Scouts, Miscellaneous)

Tiger: Sky is the Limit

(10:00 am - Noon) Join us as we explore the night sky in our planetarium and learn about stars, constellations, and distant galaxies.

Boys: Weather

(10:00 am - Noon) Scouts will learn how various factors play a role in determining our daily weather. (Prerequisites: Weather: pre-requirements requirement #1, 2, and 4; Post requirement: 9a)

Boys: Chemistry

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Scouts will explore ways that chemistry makes our lives easier. (Prerequisites: Chemistry: pre-requirements #1, 5, and 6)

Wolf: Motor Away

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Join us as we explore, learn, and play with objects that move in air, in water, and on land. Craft your own vehicle and experiment with its efficiency.

June 9 (Girl Scouts, Energy and Weather)

Junior: Get Moving Journey

(10:00 am - Noon) Energy comes in various forms. Through this program, scouts will explore the various energy forms and their links to one another.

Brownie: Wonders of Water Journey

(10:00 am - Noon) Scouts will explore the wonders of water's movements and transformations.

Senior: Sky

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Scouts will explore the secrets of the sky, both visible and invisible.

Cadette: Breathe Journey

(2:00 - 4:00 pm) Scouts will explore how air sustains life and how our actions impact air quality.