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, badge builders, and special events, all specifically designed to help scouts work towards their badge requirements.

Upcoming programs for Girl Scouts in 2017

Sold Out! Girls’ Night Out: Science After Dark
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior (Gr. 4-10)

We’re shedding light on the nighttime world by exploring the night life of science. Meet nocturnal animals, take short night hike, and learn about our night sky and solar system! This special overnight program is designed for Junior, Cadette, and Senior Scouts, ages 9 through 16.

Animal Habitats Junior Badge Builder
Saturday, April 1, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Level: Junior (Gr. 4-5)

Animals are all around us here at the EcoTarium! Meet and observe some of our live education animals and find out how our native wildlife use their surroundings to eat, hide, play, and keep warm. Learn about some threats to animal habitats and what you can do to make a difference! Adult supervision required.

Cost: $15 per scout, $10 per adult chaperone (includes museum admission)

To register: email reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508.929.2703. Register by March 17, 2017.

Girls' Night Out: Stirring Up Science
Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Level: Daisy (ages 6 and up) and Brownie (Gr. 1-3)

Bubble, spark, and float your way towards your Home Scientist badge! Our exhibits and hands-on experiments will open your eyes to the science all around you. An evening snack, planetarium show, breakfast, and our sunrise wildlife tour are also included in your overnight experience. Visit ecotarium.org/scouts for more information.

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 reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508.929.2703. Register by March 24, 2017.

*Have a group of 28 scouts (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Sold Out! Girls’ Night Out: Detectives and Spies
Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Level: Brownie and Junior (Gr. 2-5)

Practice your sleuthing talents and hone your investigative skills here! Deductive reasoning and scientific analysis will come into play as we break codes, study fingerprints, and solve some mysteries. An evening snack, planetarium show, breakfast, and our sunrise wildlife tour are also included in your overnight experience.

Bugs Brownie Badge Builder
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Level: Brownie (Gr. 2-3)

Do creepy crawlies make you squirm? Do you love getting friendly with insects? Either way, you’ll have a blast exploring the world of bugs with us! Come build your own bug box, use sweep nets in our meadow (weather permitting), and observe some native insects! Adult supervision required.

Cost: $15 per scout, $10 per adult chaperone (includes museum admission).

To register: email reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508.929.2703. Register by April 21, 2017.

Daisy Family Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Level: Daisy and Family (Gr. K-1)

Come explore the EcoTarium with your family! Interact with hands-on exhibits, visit our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit, enjoy our morning animal story time, participate in our daily Science Discovery programs, and explore astronomy at a show in our Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater (Tickets: $5 each/$4 for members).

Wear your Daisy Girl Scout pin or uniform (or other proof of GS Daisy status) for the special $8 rate for each person in your car. No advance reservations required! Note: This Daisy Girl Scout admissions offer cannot be combined with any other special pricing or coupons.

Upcoming programs for Boy Scouts

Boys’ Night Out: Stars and Space
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Ages 6 and Up

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 reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508.929.2703. Register by April 14, 2017.

*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 reservations@ecotarium.org.