Scouts

Scout Opportunities at the Family Museum

Cub Scout Late Nights

Saturdays 6:30 - 10:30 pm, pick from dates below
$20/child; 1:6 adult to child ratio; minimum 10, maximum 25

  • January 14, 2017, Super Science. Spend time learning about physics and chemistry, have fun in the galleries, and build in ThinkShop. 1:3 adult:child ratio in ThinkShop. Click here to register.
  • April 8, 2017, Little Engineers. Get creative and problem-solve building challenges, play in galleries, and spend time in the ThinkShop. 1:3 adult:child ratio in ThinkShop. Click here to register.

Cub Scout Adventures

Easily complete a fun elective adventure which coordinates with the Cub Scout program advancements! We have something for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts! Cost is $10 per child; chaperones are free unless using the Museum galleries. Pick one date from the dates provided. 

Air of the Wolf – a Wolf Adventure 
None scheduled at this time. Look for more in the Fall!

Super Science – a Bear Adventure
None scheduled at this time. Look for more in the Fall!

Engineer – a Webelos Adventure
None scheduled at this time. Look for more in the Fall!

Girl Scout Late Nights at the Museum

Saturdays 6:30 - 10:30 pm, pick from dates below
$20/child; 1:6 adult to child ratio; minimum 10, maximum 25

  • October 14, 2016, Astronomy: Learn how to read a star map and find constellations. Crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and look through a real telescope. Click here to register.
  • January 13, 2017, Super Science: Spend time learning about physics and chemistry, have fun in the galleries, and build in ThinkShop. 1:3 adult:child ratio in ThinkShop. Click here to register.
  • April 7, 2017, Little Engineers: Get creative and problem-solve building challenges, play in galleries, and spend time in the ThinkShop. 1:3 adult:child ratio in ThinkShop. Click here to register.

Girl Scout Workshops

Brownies are invited to register for a Girl Scout Workshop to complete all the steps required to earn either a Potter or Inventor badge. Actual badges are not included. Pick one date from the dates provided.

Potter Workshop
Cost $15/child, 1 adult needed for every 6 children
Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, or 31 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28, or Feb 4 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Try your hand at some different building techniques, see a demonstration of the pottery wheel, and make a kiln-fired tile. Click here to register.

Inventor Workshop
Cost $10/child, 1 adult needed for every 3 children
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, or 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturdays, February 11, 18, or 25 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Practice thinking like an inventor and do some problem solving. Draw a plan and create your own invention in ThinkShop. Click here to register.

We go to the Chicago Children's Museum often and are members of the Children's Museum of Oak Lawn. When we come back to Iowa, we love stopping by for the afternoon. It's perfect for our preschoolers, and I think it beats your competitors! Great job!
— Laura