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.

Electrify and Energize Me: Scout Experience

DATE/TIME: April 16, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:00pm 

COST: $12 per scout (min 15, max 50 participants for this program). One free adult chaperone is required for every 10 scouts and are counted against the program's capacity.

Experience energy in a whole new way with this new scout experience! Watch National Geographic’s Electropolis in the Science Center’s unique 3D Theater. From the drama of a widespread grid catastrophe to the technologies forging a more reliable and efficient future, Electropolis is the story of our quest to reimagine and reinvent our energy ecosystem. Continue the discussion of how electricity affects our daily lives by participating in our Amazing Science Demonstration, Hidden Potential. This interactive live show exposes many of the places that energy exists in our world, hidden before our very eyes.  Round out your adventure with a visit to our Experience Energy gallery which covers many badge requirements including electricity generation and energy efficiency as well as the pros and cons of electric vehicles, biofuels and combustion engines.

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

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

February 12th - Brownie and Junior Camp-in

 Investigate stop-motion animation using computers and explore the science behind 3-D printing. Become a Maker and tap into your own creativity as you build, design and create your own inventions! Questioning, testing, even sometimes failing are important steps in the building process.  

Join us at the Saint Louis Science Center for these fun over-night 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! 

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. 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: $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).

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    
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)

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.  


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 SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT
 11:15am - 12:45pm  Brownie - Bugs! SOLD OUT
 11:30pm - 12:30pm  Daisy - Rose Petal
 1:00am - 2:30pm  Brownie - Home Scientist SOLD OUT
 1:15pm - 2:45pm  Junior - Animal Habitats
 3:00pm - 4:30pm  Junior - Gardener
 3:15pm - 4:45pm  Junior - Product Designer SOLD OUT