Girl Scout Programs

The Delaware Museum of Natural History offers engaging science and nature programs and events for Girl Scouts, designed to meet requirements towards badges and awards.

Virtual Fall Astronomy Series designed for ages 7-12, with focus on Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts requirements

Join us for a three-part virtual series followed by an evening in-person outdoor viewing event exploring the night sky, fulfilling Cub Scout and Girl Scout requirements along the way!

Registration is still open for November 12, December 10, and December 13. 

Part 1 (October 29) takes us to the moon as we approach October’s end-of-the-month Blue Moon. Discovering the Moon’s surface as well as its relationship with Earth will have you seeing the moon in a whole new light. Part 2 (November 12) launches us from our star, the Sun, out into the countless stars and constellations of our Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Part 3 (December 10) brings us back to our own Solar System, gaining the tools to identify and explore the variety of objects that share our Solar System neighborhood. This Virtual Series culminates with an on-site, outdoor sky viewing event during the Geminids Meteor Shower (December 13)! Join us for all four dates, or pick the dates that most interest you. If you’re a Girl Scout Brownie or  Junior, attending all four events meets all requirements needed to earn your Space Science Adventurer or Space Science Investigator Badges.

Registration closes at 3:30 p.m. on the event day. Required paperwork will be sent out upon registration and must be submitted to receive the Zoom link. 

Cost per event: $7/Scout for DMNH Members $9/Scout for Non-members

Part 2: Twinkle, Twinkle, All the Stars – Ours and Beyond (Virtual)
Thursday, November 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

An all-scout virtual event all about the stars. We’ll recognize our own Sun as our nearest star and learn about other stars in our night sky. This event coincides with the new moon, perfect for stargazing over the weekend!

Level Badge Requirements Met
Girl Scout Daisy Space Science Explorer Step 3
Girl Scout Brownie Space Science Adventurer

Step 2

Step 4

Girl Scout Junior Space Science Investigator Step 3
Cub Scout Tiger Sky is the Limit Elective Requirements 4,5, and 7
Cub Scout Webelo Adventures in Space Elective Part of 3f
Cub Scout Bear, Wolf, Webelo NOVA Out of this World Module

2.Option A(c)

3.A.

Register for Part 2: Twinkle, Twinkle All The Stars

Part 3: Getting to know our Neighbors in the Solar System (Virtual) 
Thursday, December 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

An all-scout virtual event focusing on planets and other solar system bodies. There are so many other objects that call our Solar System home. We’ll take a tour of the planets and get to know some of the other smaller solar system bodies that make our solar system unique. This event falls during the Geminids Meteor Shower, just before its peak on the 13th and the new moon! A perfect time to explore planets, asteroids, comets, and more!

Level Badge Requirements Met
Girl Scout Daisy Space Science Explorer

Girl Scout Brownie Space Science Adventurer Step 1
Girl Scout Junior Space Science Investigator Step 1, Step 2, Step 4
Cub Scout Tiger Sky is the Limit Elective

Cub Scout Webelo Adventures in Space Elective 3c
Cub Scout Bear, Wolf, Webelo NOVA Out of this World Module 2.Option A(b)

Register for Part 3: Getting to know our neighbors in the solar system

Part 4: Geminids Meteor Shower All-Scout Viewing Event at DMNH
Sunday, December 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Scout families and troops can reserve a spot on our lawn to observe the night sky and hopefully see some of the Geminids meteor shower. This will be an on-site, weather permitting outdoor event with pre-registration required.

Level Badge Requirements Met
Girl Scout Daisy Space Science Explorer

Girl Scout Brownie Space Science Adventurer Step 2, Step 5
Girl Scout Junior Space Science Investigator Step 1, Step 5
Cub Scout Tiger Sky is the Limit Elective 2. 8.
Cub Scout Webelo Adventures in Space Elective

2.

Part of 3F

Cub Scout Bear, Wolf, Webelo NOVA Out of this World Module

2.Option A(b)

2.Option A(c)

3.a.

Register for Part 4: Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Party

Schedule your own programming

Schedule your own: Girl Scout Weekendseggs

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette programs include activities that work toward requirements for specific Leadership Journeys and/or badges.

1.5 hour programs
Daisies
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
Between Earth and Sky
5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

2 hour programs
Brownies
WOW: Wonders of Water Leadership Journey
Badges: Home Scientist, Senses, Bugs
Juniors
Get Moving Leadership Journey
Badges: Animal Habitats, Detective 
Cadettes
Breathe Leadership Journey
Badge: Special AgentNEW

How to register
1.5 hour programs: $12 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $81
2 hour programs: $15 per Scout; $9 per adult, minimum fee $99

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time. Programs are available Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Programs take place both inside DMNH and outside on our Nature trails. Dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine.

Girl Scout Outreaches

Make your Scout event special by inviting DMNH to come to you! Programs can include fossils, live animals, hands-on activities, and more!  This option is perfect for Girl Scout meetings and other events! Each program lasts approximately one hour and rates begin at $100.00.

Send an email to education@delmnh.org to schedule a date and time.

Schedule your own: Girl Scout Overnightsallosaurus cutout

Spend a night at DMNH and snooze near the dinosaurs, Hall of Shells, or animals in the African Watering Hole. Explore the Museum and participate in activities that work toward a specific adventure/badge/journey. Enjoy a snack and watch a movie before lights out. Light breakfast is provided. Programming can be tailored for Scouts of different levels that are sleeping over together. Choose any of the  Badges or Journeys currently offered for your evening’s programming.
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Cost: $35 per Scout; $25 per adult, minimum fee $480

DMNH Patches are available! Purchase a Delaware Museum of
Natural History patch to take home as a souvenir from your visit.