Helping Scouts earn badges!

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn badges at the Science Center throughout the year! Take part in one of the badge workshops listed below or book your own program for your troop.

Private workshops are available If you are unable to make any of these regularly scheduled workshops! See the "Badges" section below for more information about booking your own program.


11:30 AM

1:30 PM

May 7, 2016

BS Bear - Super Science CLOSED

GS Cadette - Public Speaking CLOSED

May 15, 2016

GS Junior - Gardner

BS Chemistry Merit Badge

Sep. 3, 2016

Webelos - Into the Wild  Brownie - Bugs 

Sep. 11, 2016

Brownie - Home Scientist  Webelos - Adventures in Science 

Oct. 1, 2016

Junior - Entertainment Technology  Webelos - Game Design 

Dec. 3, 2016

Wolf - Germs Alive  Brownie - Senses 

Dec. 11, 2016

Junior - Entertainment Technology  Boy Scout Energy Merit Badge 

Jan. 7, 2017

Cadette - Public Speaking  Webelos - Engineer 

Jan. 15 2017

Wolf - Air of the Wolf  Senior - Sky 

Mar. 4, 2017

Wolf - Grow Something  Junior - Gardener 

Mar. 12, 2017

Junior - Detective  Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge 

Apr. 1, 2017

Junior - Animal Habitat  Wolf - Motor Away 

Apr. 9, 2017

Bear - Robotics  Brownie - Bugs 

May 6, 2017

Wolf - Grow Something  Junior - Gardener 

More dates to be announced soon! Call 314.289.4424 to register.

Upcoming Scouting Camp-ins

September 30, 2016 – Cub/Boy Scout STEM Camp-in (all levels)

October 14, 2016 – Girl Scout STEM Camp-in (all levels)

Become a Maker and tap into your own creativity as you build, design and create your own inventions! Investigate stop-motion animation using tablets! Questioning, testing, even sometimes failing are important steps in the building process. 

Join us at the Saint Louis Science Center for these fun overnight camp-ins where everyone is an Inventor, Maker, Tinkerer and Tester. Activities will partially fulfill requirements for several badges! 

At least one adult chaperone is required for every five campers under 18 years old. Enrollment is $45 per participant. Visit for more information or call 314-289-4424 to reserve your spot today!


Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Workshops and Programs 

As a unit, Boy and Cub Scouts of all ages will learn science and have fun while working to complete some or all of the requirements towards earning hard-to-get badges. Certified Merit Badge counselors are available. You can schedule workshops and programs at the time and place of your choice. You can choose any or all of the badges listed below:











Sky is the Limit Air of The Wolf Forensics Adventures in Science Astronomy
  Digging in the Past  Robotics Engineer (New Version) Chemistry
   Germs Alive! Super Science Earth Rocks! Electricity
   Grow Something   Game Design Energy
   Motor Away   Into the Wild Pulp & Paper
      Into the Woods Weather

Tiger, Wolf and Bear workshops are 60 minutes long. Webelos workshops are 90 minutes long. Boy Scout workshops are 2 hours long. All scout programs, regardless of rank, require a minimum of 10 paid scouts and can accommodate a maximum of 30. One free adult chaperone for every five scouts is required for all workshops.

Cost: $10 per Cub Scout (on-site) or $14 per Cub Scout (off-site). Boy Scout rates are $12 per Boy Scout (on-site) or $15 per Boy Scout (off-site).

Reserve multiple private workshops on the same day and receive $2 off each scout for each consecutive workshop!

To reserve a private scout workshop, please call 314-289-4439 or email

Girl Scouts

As a group, your scouts will have fun learning science and completing badge requirements. Workshops are available for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. 

Girl Scout troops can choose any or all of the listed badges:


Bugs  Animal Habitats Public Speaking Sky
Home Scientist Detective    Locavore - Coming Fall 2016
Senses Entertainment Technnology    
  Product Designer    
  Flowers - Coming Fall 2016    

Girl Scout workshops are 90 minutes long and can serve 10-30 scouts. (One free adult chaperone for every five scouts is required)

Cost: $10 per Girl Scout (on-site) or $14 per Girl Scout (off-site)

Reserve multiple private workshops on the same day and receive $2 off each scout for each consecutive workshop!

To reserve a private scout workshop, please call 314-289-4439 or email

Scout Weekend
Celebrate in science-style with two full days of programs and discounts just for scouts! All scouts in uniform may take advantage of discounts for Omnimax films, tickets to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and the Discovery Room! Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from any council and/or district are all welcome! Call 314-289-4424 to register. 
  • Pricing: $9 per workshop per scout. $8 per workshop per scout for SLSC Members (Boy Scout Merit Badge workshops are $12 per workshop per scout. $11 per workshop per scout for SLSC Members). 
  • Parking is $10 per vehicle at the main lot and free at the Planetarium lot.  Drivers who park in the main lot may pick up a $5 parking coupon at check-in.
  • Free chaperones must attend the workshops at a ratio of one for every five children, but do not need to register. Additional chaperones may be asked to leave the classroom if space is at a premium.
  • Activity patches are not available at the Science Center. All scouts will receive a souvenir participation patch.
Register early! There is a maximum of 25 scouts per workshop and they fill up fast! Registration ends on the Friday before the event.  After this time, new registrations, additions, and cancellations will not be allowed.  

Fall 2016 Dates Coming Soon 

February 20th, 2016 - CUB/BOY SCOUTS

10:00am - 11:00am Bear - Forensics SOLD OUT
10:00am - 11:30am Webelos - Engineer SOLD OUT
10:00am - 11:30am Webelos - Into the Wild SOLD OUT
10:00pm - 12:00pm Boy Scout - Astronomy Merit Badge SOLD OUT
11:30 pm - 1:00pm Webelos - Adventures in Science SOLD OUT
12:00pm - 1:00pm Wolf - Grow Something SOLD OUT
12:00pm - 1:30pm Webelos - Into the Woods SOLD OUT
12:30pm - 1:30pm Tiger - Sky is the Limit SOLD OUT
1:30pm - 3:30pm Boy Scout - Pulp & Paper Merit Badge SOLD OUT
2:00pm - 3:30pm Webelos - Earth Rocks! SOLD OUT
2:00pm - 3:30pm Webelos - Digging Up the Past SOLD OUT
2:00pm - 4:00pm Boy Scout - Chemistry Merit Badge SOLD OUT
 February 21st, 2016 - GIRL SCOUTS
 11:15am - 12:45pm  Junior - Detective SOLD OUT
 11:15am - 12:45pm  Brownie - Bugs! SOLD OUT
 11:30pm - 12:30pm  Daisy - Rose Petal SOLD OUT
 1:00am - 2:30pm  Brownie - Home Scientist SOLD OUT
 1:15pm - 2:45pm  Junior - Animal Habitats SOLD OUT
 3:00pm - 4:30pm  Junior - Gardener SOLD OUT
 3:15pm - 4:45pm  Junior - Product Designer SOLD OUT