Scouts

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 fun-filled educational sleepovers, specifically designed to help scouts work towards their badge requirements.

  • Scout groups of 28 or more are invited to book a private Night Journey, which allows them to select a date and theme for their overnight.
  • Night Out events are pre-scheduled overnight opportunities for scouts who are unable to meet the 28-person minimum booking for a private event.

Programs for Girl Scouts in 2019

Note: Members of the GSEMA council should refer to their council’s program offerings for their overnight programming options. All GSEMA registrations must go through GSEMA.

Girls’ Night Out: Stars & Space

Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Level: Daisies and Brownies (Gr. 1-3, age 6+)

Take a tour through the Solar System, land a ‘probe’ on Mars, and observe the night sky with our telescopes (weather permitting) during this exciting night at the museum! Experience the magic of our live planetarium programming and finish the night with a full-dome movie about our place in the cosmos. Enjoy a morning sunrise wildlife tour before you depart!

Girls’ Night Out: Detectives and Spies! 

Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Level: Brownies and Juniors (Gr. 2-5)

Do you have what it takes to notice clues, examine evidence, and solve a crime? Join us for an evening full of intrigue and investigation, then finish the night with a movie in our planetarium! Sleep among the exhibits and start the next day off with a sunrise wildlife tour. 

Girls’ Night Out:  Science After Dark

Saturday, June 15, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Level: Juniors and Cadettes (Gr. 4-8)

Meet nocturnal animals, perfect your night vision, practice stargazing, and pick up some fun tricks for investigating the woods at night! Put your skills to the test with a guided night hike (weather permitting), then enjoy a planetarium show and sunrise wildlife tour with your friends. 

Girls’ Night Out:  Detectives and Spies!

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Level: Brownies and Juniors (Gr. 2-5)

Do you have what it takes to notice clues, examine evidence, and solve a crime? Join us for an evening full of intrigue and investigation, then finish the night with a movie in our planetarium! Sleep among the exhibits and start the next day off with a sunrise wildlife tour! 

Programs for Boy Scouts in 2019

Boys’ Night Out: Stars and Space

Friday, June 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Ages 6 and Up

Take a tour through the Solar System, land a ‘probe’ on Mars, and observe the night sky with our telescopes (weather permitting) during this exciting night at the museum! Experience the magic of our live planetarium programming and finish the night with a full-dome movie about our place in the cosmos. Enjoy a morning sunrise wildlife tour before you depart!