Awesome Programs for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

Fun experiences that can be customized for your group

We are happy to provide STEM programs that support many Badge, Pin, and Belt Loop requirements. In addition to fun experiences designed to engage your group in hands-on learning, your Scouts can receive a special Discovery Museum Patch! Please see below for more information about offerings for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Bring your troop for an overnight visit to The Discovery Museum for a fun night of awesome science! Overnights can include a Planetarium show, science demonstrations, movies, badge activities, and time to explore the Museum after hours!

Cost: $45/Scout, $20/Chaperone (minimum 20 Scouts; minimum fee: $940). Visit our Overnights page for more details.

Scout Challenger Center Missions

Give your troop an unforgettable experience in a simulated space mission in our Challenger Center! Challenger Missions promote scientific understanding, teamwork, and creative thinking. All participants experience Mission Control and Spacecraft responsibilities. Available for Grades 5 & up. Please visit our Challenger Center page for more information.


For more information, please contact Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, (203) 372-3521 ext. 114;

Girl Scouts

Discovery is proud to offer the following badge programs:

-Daisies: Rosie Petal
-Brownies: Computer Expert, Home Scientist, Inventor, Bugs, Make Your Own
-Juniors: Entertainment Technology, Detective, Product Designer, Make Your Own
-Cadettes: Night Owl, Make Your Own
-Seniors: Science of Style, Sky, Make Your Own

Each one meets some (but not all) of the badge requirements and includes a Discovery Museum patch.

Below are our offerings for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. All offerings are pending minimum attendance numbers. Please contact Girl Scouts of Connecticut directly for pricing and registration information for the below events.

If your troop is interested in a different experience, please contact Sarah Tropp-Pacelli at (203) 372-3521 ext. 114.

All Levels

Family Movie Night!

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:30-9:30 PM (Register by October 30th)

Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:30-9:30 PM (Register by January 15th)

Join us for a fun evening at the Museum! Enjoy a bit of exploration time, take in a live science demo, and watch the hit movie Hidden Figures on 11/3/17, and Meet the Robinsons on 2/2/18, in the Energize CT Theater! Popcorn included! Open to all ages; parents should of course decide whether the movies offered are appropriate for their children. Museum Patch NOT included. (For: Troops, Families)


Zoo in the Sky

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10-11:30 AM (Register by March 14th)

When you look up in the night sky, what do you see? There’s an entire animal kingdom playing in the stars! Come learn how to connect the dots with the stars to find all kind of creatures in the sky! Make your own constellation to take home and see the night sky in our Henry B. duPont III Planetarium. Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult; no Tagalongs)


Galactic Girls

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9 AM- 12 PM (Register by February 12th)

Calling all young astronomers! Spend the morning at the Museum under the starry dome of our Planetarium, and learn about the planets and stars. Observe some real astronauts in space and help them with their microgravity experiments about the space shuttle. We’ll learn about space destinations and prepare for our own turn to blast off to the Moon! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; No Tagalongs)


Discovery Astronomy Club

Meets on the following Fridays, 6-9 PM: October 20, 2017, December 8, 2017, and January 26, 2018 (Register by October 10th)

Want an out-of-this-world experience? Join us to learn about the Universe and what we can (and can’t) see in the night sky. Explore the life cycle of stars and the formation of planets, and see how telescopes help us understand our special place in the Universe. Registration is for the full three-session series. Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult; no Tagalongs)

Crime Lab

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9 AM – 12 PM (Register by November 14th)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 9 AM – 12 PM (Register by January 5th)

Put your sleuth skills to the test! We will break codes to understand secret messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery substances as well as blood spatter patterns. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and save the day! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; no Tagalongs)


Challenger Mission: Moon

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (Register by April 19th)

The year is 2040. Your mission: send a crew of astronauts to the Moon and establish a permanent colony. Astronauts aboard the spacecraft and scientists in mission control must work together to repair a probe, analyze lunar samples, and establish a lunar base wile communicating effectively and protecting the health and safety of the crew. Are you up for the challenge? Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; no Tagalongs)


Challenger Mission: Earth

Grades 10-12: Friday, March 23, 2018 6-9 PM (Register by March 2nd)

Grades 7-9: Friday, April 27, 2018 6-9 PM (Register by April 6th)

Your mission: Board a space station and study Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, land formations, and other unique systems after a satellite that was orbiting the Earth was destroyed. Your crew will build a replacement satellite, watch for waning signs of natural disasters and space storms, and monitor Earth’s systems to protect the delicate balance the allows life as we know it to exist! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult; no Tagalongs)

Boy Scouts

We are pleased to be able to offer many programs oriented toward earning badges. Please contact Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, (203) 372-3521 ext. 114 for more information about the experiences we can provide toward earning the following badges:


Sky is the Limit


Digging in the Past

Motor Away



Make It Move

Super Science


Adventures in Science


Into the Woods (weather permitting)

Boy Scouts

Environmental Science





Space Exploration