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. See the "Badges" section below for more information about booking your own program.


11:30 AM

1:30 PM

December 5

GS Brownie - Bugs

BS Wolf - Digging in the Past

December 13

BS Tiger - Sky is the Limit

GS Brownie - Home Scientist

January 10

BS Bear - Robotics

GS Junior - Entertainment Tech

January 30

GS Junior - Product Design

BS Weather Merit Badge

March 5

BS Webelos - Into the Woods

GS Brownie - Bugs

April 2

GS Junior - Animal Habitats

BS Wolf - Motor Away

May 7

BS Bear - Super Science

GS Cadette - Public Speaking

May 15

GS Junior - Gardner

BS Chemistry Merit Badge

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

Upcoming Scouting Camp-ins

November 13 - Girl Scout Camp-in. Brownies and Juniors.

Call 314.289.4424 to register.

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.  You can choose any or all of the badges listed below:

Cleanup Treasure Hunt It's a Secret Aircraft  Forester  Astronomy
Leaf Rubbings  Your Living World Nature Crafts  Geologist  Chemistry
Learn About Animals    Space  Naturalist  Electricity
Making Change    Weather  Scientist  Energy
Our Colorful World      Engineer  Pulp & Paper
Reduce Reuse Recycle        Weather

Cub Scout workshops are 90 minutes long and can serve 10-30 scouts. Tiger workshops include two of the above Tiger programs in the 90 minute session. Boy Scout workshops are 2 hours long and can accommodate 10-30 scouts. (One free adult chaperone for every five scouts is required)

Cost: $9 per Cub Scout (on-site) or $13 per Cub Scout (off-site). Boy Scout rates are $12 per Boy Scout (on-site) or $15 per Boy Scout (off-site).

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. Certified Merit Badge counselors are available. You can schedule workshops and programs at the time and place of your choice.

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


Bugs  Animal Habitats Public Speaking Sky
Home Scientist Detective    
Senses Entertainment Technnology    
  Product Designer    

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

Cost: $9 per Girl Scout (on-site) or $13 per Girl Scout (off-site)

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.  


Dates: November 7 & 8, 2015 

November 7th, 2015 - GIRL SCOUTS

10:00am - 11:30am Brownie - Bugs
10:00am - 11:30am Brownie - Home Scientist
10:00am - 11:30am Junior - Entertainment Technology
12:00pm - 1:30pm Brwonie - Home Scientist
12:00 pm - 1:30pm Junior - Animal Habitats
12:00pm - 1:30pm Daisy - Rose Petal
2:00pm - 3:30pm Junior - Product Designer
2:00pm - 3:30pm Junior - Detective
2:00pm - 3:30pm Brownie - Senses
 November 8th, 2015 - CUB/BOY SCOUTS
Introducing for Fall 2015, NEW cub Scout Workshops!
 11:15am - 12:45pm  Webelos - Scientist
 11:30am - 1:00pm  Webelos - Earth Rocks (NEW)
 11:30pm - 1:00pm  Webelos - Geologists (NEW)
 11:30am - 1:30pm  Boys Scout - Chemistry Merit Badge
 1:00pm - 2:00pm  Bear - Super Science (NEW)
 1:30pm - 3:00pm  Webelos - Adventures in Science (NEW)
 2:15pm - 3:15pm  Tiger - Leaf  Rubbings/Learn About Animals
 2:15pm - 4:15pm  Boy Scouts - Weather Merit Badge
 3:00pm - 4:30pm  Webelos - Engineer (NEW)
 3:30pm - 4:30pm  Wolf - Germs Alive! (NEW)
 3:30pm - 4:3pom  Webelos - Game Design (NEW)


February 20th, 2016 - CUB/BOY SCOUTS

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