Programs for Junior Girl Scouts

junior girl scout friends in front of the Albertasaurus

Science is great for Girl Scouts! Explore the museum, earn badges, and meet new friends at the Academy of Natural Sciences! We offer exciting and interactive weekend Day Workshops and our popular Safari Overnights sleepovers for 7-14 year olds.

Girls will complete their badges, but please remember that we do not provide them.

Badge Workshops

Call to register for a private workshop with your group of 10 or more. Badge topics offered below.

Animal Habitats

Everyone needs a home! In this workshop, scouts will learn about endangered habitats, explore different habitats throughout the museum, and perform their own animal-home-building experiment. To test their knowledge, scouts will attempt to clean up an oiled beach. Please dress accordingly.

Flowers Badge

Scouts will uncover the science of flowers by performing an experiment, making flower art, finding out how flowers help people, and sending a message with a special flower code. The great outdoors isn't the only place you can enjoy flowers!

Day Workshop Details

Call our reservations office to schedule your private workshop. Please make sure you have 2-3 available dates when calling. You can register for either the morning (10:15 am–12:15 pm) or afternoon (1:30–3:30 pm) sessions on either Saturday or Sunday for the Flowers Badge and Habitats Badge workshops. Day Workshop details

The fees per scout are $12 for the workshop and $10.95 for museum admission. All fees are due upon registration. Admission fees for additional family members are $10.95 for children and $12.95 for adults and are due upon arrival. Members do not pay a fee for general admission. There is a $3 Individual and Family level member fee for Chocolate: The Exhibition. Family Plus level members and above receive free admission.

A final headcount for private workshops is due one month prior to the workshop; any cancellation after this date will not be refunded. Space is limited. Register early for your preferred date and time.

Sign up for 10 scouts and get one scout in FREE! When calling to register, mention Promo Code Scouts. Expiration May 2015. 

Scout parents and leaders can download additional information about cancellations, workshop fees, where to go the day of the workshop, and more at a later date. Please inform us of any severe allergies or special needs at least one week before your program.

To register, call 215-299-1060.

Emergency Weather Cancellation Policy

In times of severe weather conditions, it may be necessary to cancel scout workshops. However, if the museum is open scout workshops will run as scheduled. Refunds will only be provided if the museum has closed due to weather. Please check the the Academy’s website or call 215-299-1019 for information on closings. In the event of a weather related cancellation, the Academy will attempt to reschedule the workshop. If rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

Safari Overnights

Juniors have the opportunity to experience the Academy after dark at one of our Family and Friends Overnights. Enjoy interactive activities and meet some of our live animals—all with the guidance of the Academy’s experienced naturalists!

Break to socialize and enjoy refreshments and snacks. Sleep next to lions, tigers, or Tyrannosaurus rex. Awake to a light breakfast and more exploration. Each child receives a participation patch.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015

Safari Overnight Details

Check-in is at 6:30-7:00 pm. Overnight gear must be removed from the building by 9 am, but participants are welcome to stay all day.

See all Safari Overnight details

Safari Overnights are appropriate for children ages 7–14. One adult is required per 3 children.

The fees are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. A nonrefundable deposit of $10 per person is due upon registration. Final numbers and balance must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your overnight date. There will be no refunds given after this date. To see a sample schedule of the evening activities, visit our Friends and Families Overnight page.

To register, call 215-299-1060.

If you cancel:
If you do not pay your balance in full 3 weeks prior to the overnight date, you may lose your reservation. Membership information must be returned 3 weeks before the event; no fee adjustments will be made after that date.
If we cancel:
The Academy may cancel a Safari Overnight if there aren't enough participants. If so, we'll notify you two weeks prior to the event. We'll try to arrange another overnight for you. If not, you'll be granted a full refund.
Downloads:
Information for Parents/Chaperones
Parking and Directions 
Trip Coordinator's Checklist 

Interested in a different date? Private overnights can be arranged for groups of 100-300 participants. Contact us at reservations@ansp.org or 215-299-1060. See Family Safari Overnights you're an individual, family, or non-scout group interested in our Camp-In program.

Emergency Weather Cancellation Policy

In times of severe weather conditions, it may be necessary to cancel scout workshops. However, if the museum is open scout workshops will run as scheduled. Refunds will only be provided if the museum has closed due to weather. Please check the Academy's website or call 215-299-1019 for information on closings. In the event of a weather related cancellation, the Academy will attempt to reschedule the workshop. If rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

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