Scout Programs

Calling All Scouts!

We have exciting, tech-savvy, science-packed experiences for scouts of all ages! 

At Great Lakes Science Center, we offer private workshops for scouts as well as private overnight programs! Through challenging and fun activities, Great Lakes Science Center provides scouts with a fun time discovering, learning and gaining science knowledge while working towards their badges. Scouts will complete a number of the requirements for a badge during a workshop. Fee includes general admission to Great Lakes Science Center and children must be accompanied by an adult or scout leader.

Register for all scout programs at 216-621-2400 (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm).



These hands-on, engaging workshops allow Scouts to have fun while discovering scientific knowledge while they work toward the requirements of a badge, belt loop or pin. Scouts will complete most of the requirements during the workshop. Due to time constraints, weather and the needs of individual Scouts, educators may need to make some changes to the workshop, which may prevent the completion of all requirements. Badges, belt loops, and pins are not included. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Science Center at 216-621-2400 for more information. 

Boy Scout Private Workshop Offerings:

Space Explorer

Work toward earning the Space Explorer Badge by learning all about rockets! Find out the different parts of rockets, why we need them, and even launch a water rocket! Figure out what supplies you’d need to survive on another planet, and use teamwork to determine how to build a life-sustaining base there.


Work toward completing the Robotics Merit Badge while using the latest LEGO EV3 technology. Use sensors and motors to design, build, program and test a robot to navigate an obstacle course.

Girl Scout Private Workshop Offerings:

Cadette Woodworking

Swing a hammer, keep it level and light up the night as you make your own nightlight in this girl’s only woodworking course. Learn how to use tools and make simple circuits as you complete your badge requirements. Visit our brand new maker space for inspiration.

Brownie Computer Expert

To warm up your technology skills, learn how to use an online mapping website, find reliable online resources, and send an email greeting card! Once warmed up, use Coreldraw to design your very own bookmark to be cut out of acrylic on our laser cutter!

Junior Entertainment Technology

Have you ever played a piano made up of bananas and a computer?! Book this workshop for your chance to try your hand at playing the banana piano! Using the engineering design process, design a MakeyMakey microcontroller to use throughout the workshop. Discover how to make sound effects using MakeyMakey to go with the launching of a catapult you will design!


Overnights for Summer 2016 are FULL! We are now taking registrations for Fall 2016.

Download our Overnight Survival Guide!

Group Rates for Day Trips

Bring your Scout group and explore Great Lakes Science Center at a discounted group rate! Add a Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater movie, special exhibition, a tour of the Mather Steamship and/or a special science demonstration for your group. Call 216-621-2400 to register your group today (must have 10 or more in your group for the group rate to apply).