Scout Programs

The EcoTarium's museum and grounds make a unique and exciting trip for Scouts of all ages. When planning your visit, be sure to check out our schedule of fun-filled educational sleepovers, specifically designed to help scouts work towards their badge requirements. Scout groups of 28 or more are invited to book a private Night Journey, which allows them to select a date and theme for their overnight.

Upcoming programs for Girl Scouts in 2018

Note: Members of the GSEMA council should refer to their council’s program offerings for their overnight programming options. All GSEMA registrations must go through GSEMA.

Girls’ Night Out: How to be a Detective

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Level: Brownies and Juniors (Gr. 2-5)

Do you have what it takes to notice clues, examine evidence, and solve a crime? Join us for an overnight adventure in our museum and explore fingerprints, DNA, secret codes, and more! Finish the night with a movie in our planetarium and start the next day off with a sunrise wildlife tour!

  • Cost: $50 per person (both scouts and adult chaperones)
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 scouts to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email  or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, March 30, 2018.
  • Have a group of 28 scouts (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Girls’ Night Out: Explore the Night

Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Level: Juniors and Cadettes (Gr. 4-8)

The sun goes down, the stars come out… and we explore the nighttime world! Meet nocturnal animals, stargaze while learning some constellations, and pick up some sweet ninja tricks for investigating the woods at night! Put your skills to the test with a guided night hike (weather permitting) then enjoy a planetarium show and sunrise wildlife tour with your friends.

  • Cost: $50 per person (both scouts and adult chaperones)
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 scouts to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email  or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, April 27, 2018.
  • Have a group of 28 scouts (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Girls’ Night Out: Stars & Space

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Level: Daisies and Brownies (Gr. 1-3, age 6+)

Take a tour through the Solar System, land a ‘probe’ on Mars, and observe the night sky with our telescopes (weather permitting) during this exciting night at the museum! Experience the magic of our live planetarium programming and finish the night with a full-dome movie about our place in the cosmos. Enjoy a morning sunrise wildlife tour before you depart!

  • Cost: $50 per person (both scouts and adult chaperones)
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 scouts to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email  or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, May 25, 2018.
  • Have a group of 28 scouts (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Upcoming programs for Boy Scouts in 2018

Boys’ Night Out: Stars and Space

Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Ages 6 and Up

Take a tour through the Solar System, land a ‘probe’ on Mars, and observe the night sky with our telescopes (weather permitting) during this exciting night at the museum! Experience the magic of our live planetarium programming and finish the night with a full-dome movie about our place in the cosmos. Enjoy a morning sunrise wildlife tour before you depart!

  • Cost: $50 per person (both scouts and adult chaperones)
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 scouts to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email   or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, June 1, 2018.
  • Have a group of 28 scouts (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Pricing and Reservations

For reservations or for more information, please call us at 508.929.2703 or email .