Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Badge Programs

Robots, crystals, exoskeletons—it’s not a sci-fi movie, It’s just another day at the Museum. Our Museum offers six science and history-themed Boy Scouts of America badge programs per year. We use our labs and technology to focus on finishing the most technical requirements. Bring in your blue books and our badge counselors will sign off on your finished requirements!

The Boy Scout Merit Badge Program is open to all Boy Scouts ages 10-17.

Girl Scouts are offered to all Girl Scouts ages 8-17.

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members (includes materials and instruction)

Advance registration is required. Call to register: 361-826-4667

NightLab – Overnight at the Museum

Have your Boy/Girl Scout group spend the night at the Museum, with fun activities and experiments planned throughout the night. Dinner, snack, and breakfast are included.

Time: Friday night to Saturday morning, 6:00pm – 8:00am

Ages: For children age 7 and up

Cost: $45 per child, minimum 30 children / $20 for adults (minimum 1 adult per 5 children)

Cost includes:

  • Dinner – 2 slices pizza/person (cheese or pepperoni), water, punch, and snack
  • Breakfast – assorted cereals or muffins, milk, juice, and coffee

To schedule a NightLab for your group call 361-826-4667


Available NightLab themes:

  • CSI: NightLab – There’s been a crime at the museum! Help crack the case by collecting evidence, analyzing fingerprints, deciphering handwriting, exploring chromatography.
  • Mad Scientist – Exploding, smoking, bubbling science. Is it alive? Become a mad scientist using electricity, chemistry and all the stuff you can’t do at home. Don’t worry Mom, it’s really safe… Or is it?!
  • Biology – People are not the only residents of South Texas! Join us while we explore the different plants and animals that also call South Texas home. This overnight program is perfect for Cub and Girl Scouts working towards their Wildlife Conservation Loop Badge or Academic Pin.
  • Women of Texas – Learn about the historically significant women of Texas. From Supreme Justice Sandra Day O’Conner to poet Gloria Anzaldua, learn why you don’t mess with Texas women. This overnight program is a great choice for Girl Scout groups.


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