Scouts with Boats

Scout Days

Scouts exploring light

Bring your scouts to the California Science Center to work towards science-related patches and electives! Meet and work together with scouts from around Southern California while doing hands-on science and completing patch/elective requirements at the same time!

Girl Scout Dates
Bear Cub Scout and Webelos Dates
Enrollment Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment for 2018 will begin on January 11, 2018 at 11:00am.

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. See Enrollment Information section below for additional details.

Girl Scout Days

Click program dates for additional information.

  • Dissection

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Ecology Fun Patch

    How did that big mountain form? Why do ladybugs have spots? How do polar bears stay warm? Dig into ecosystems and explore the animals around you! Scouts will conduct experiments on water and land erosion, investigate how animals and insects adapt to their environments, create solutions to keep our Earth clean, and more!

    Enroll today using our NEW online system!
    (New accounts must be created)

    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Daisies/Brownies N/A SOLD OUT-WAITLISTED
    Juniors/Cadettes OPEN N/A

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $40 per Scout (Includes Fun Patch and Recognition Bar)

  • Engineering

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Engineering Fun Patch

    Miss Engineer, we have a problem here!  Put your engineering skills to the test and see which solution works best. Scouts will use simple classroom materials to build structures, fun toys and other crazy contraptions as they bring imagination to life!

    Enroll today using our NEW online system!
    (New accounts must be created)

    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Daisies/Brownies N/A SOLD OUT-WAITLISTED
    Juniors/Cadettes OPEN N/A

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $40 per Scout (Includes Fun Patch and Recognition Bar)

Bear Cub Scout and Webelos Days

Click program dates for activities, elective requirements, and additional information.

  • Forensics/Adventures in Science

    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Bear Cub Scout Elective:

    Forensics

    Webelos Elective:

    Adventures in Science

    Enroll today using our NEW online system!
    (New accounts must be created)

    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Bear Cub Scouts N/A CLOSED
    Webelos CLOSED N/A

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $35 per Scout (Does not include pins/loops)

  • Robotics Engineer

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Bear Cub Scout Elective:

    Robotics

    Webelos Elective:

    Engineer

    Enroll today using our NEW online system!
    (New accounts must be created)

    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Bear Cub Scouts N/A OPEN
    Webelos SOLD OUT-WAITLISTED N/A

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $35 per Scout (Does not include pins/loops)

Enrollment Information

Scouts must be enrolled individually. Be sure to include pack/troop numbers in the enrollment process so California Science Center staff can place groups together.

Enroll Online

Parents wishing to pay by credit card are able to use the NEW online enrollment system beginning January 11, 2018. New accounts must be created for the new system. Please use a computer if possible, as the system has not been optimized for mobile devices.

Enroll by Mail/Fax

Parents wishing to pay by check or credit card may download an Enrollment Request Form to submit via mail or fax beginning January 11, 2018. Please DO NOT attempt to email this form.

Cost per class:

Please see course listing above, as prices vary.
Prices are per scout per session. Parents/chaperones may observe at no charge.

Full payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will close either one week prior to the program date, or when all available spaces have been reserved, whichever occurs first. To ensure each student has adequate supplies, registrations submitted less than one week prior to the program date may not be accepted.

Cancellation/Change Policy: Program cancellations and changes are permitted up to 14 days prior to program start date. All refunds and changes for Homeschool Days, Scout Days, or Science Saturdays will be charged a $5 processing fee per program. There are no refunds, credits, cancellations, or changes within 14 days prior to program start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the programs held?

The scout programs are held on the campus of the California Science Center in the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation. It is about a five minute walk from the main building of the Science Center, next to the former Air and Space Gallery.
Download a California Science Center Map.

Are adult chaperones required?

No, groups are not required to have scout leaders or chaperones present, but groups often benefit from the presence of scout leaders. If chaperones will be attending, please follow scout organization recommendations for scout-to-chaperone ratios, or see the next question for Science Center recommended ratios.

How many adults may come with the scouts? 

The recommended ratio is one adult per six scouts. There is no charge for adults, but as class space is limited, some adults may be asked to wait in the Big Lab for the duration of the activities if a classroom becomes overcrowded.

Do we need to bring anything?

No, everything needed to complete to the requirements will be provided.

Will patches/badges/pins/loops be given out after completing the session?

Please refer to the cost of your program. If a program includes a patch, they will be provided after the session. If a patch fee is not included, patches/badges/pins/loops will need to be ordered through the scout organizations.

How much is parking?

For parking information and costs, please visit the Directions, Parking and Transportation page. Parking is NOT included, and attendees are subject to daily parking fees.

What can siblings or other family members do when the scouts are in the Big Lab? 

The California Science Center will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM. As long as there is an adult to accompany any children, they are free to visit the main part of the museum.

Are lunches or snacks provided? 

No. Programs are 2.5 hours long, and do not include lunch or snack time. Participants should plan to eat before or after program times. Food may be purchased at the on-site Trimana restaurants.


Additional questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email EducationPrograms@cscmail.org.