Programs for Scouts

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Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Whether it's science, nature, crafts, or cultures, you can work toward badges, patches, quests, or journeys through science and nature programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Call or email Tracy Bartel at 412-353-4662 or bartelt@carnegiemnh.org to find out how our programs can help you check off requirements.

 

Groups Visits for Scouts

Groups of 10 or more can qualify for a group discount on admission by booking a guided visit. Group Visits must be booked four weeks in advance of your visit date. Prices include a facilitated program and museum admission. See below for our 2016 programs, and check back for new Boy Scout Merit Badge workshops in 2017.

Recommended Tours for Scouts at Carnegie Museum of Natural History  

To book Group Visits at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, call (412) 622.3289 or email GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

All About Animals | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
In a one-of-a-kind game of "I spy," explore amazing animals that inhabit everywhere from backyards to exotic ecosystems. Discuss animal adaptations for feeding, defense, and keeping warm.
Tour meets requirements: Webelos Adventure, Into the Wild #6, #7, and #9

Evolution of Life | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
Investigate how animals, climates, and ecosystems change over time. Discuss geologic time, adaptation, and natural selection as you examine fossils and explore dioramas.
Tour meets requirements: Boy Scouts, Geology Merit Badge #1, #3, #5d2, #5d3, #5d4, and #5d5a

Recommended Programs for Scouts at Powdermill Nature Reserve 

To book group visits at Powdermill Nature Reserve, call (724) 593.6105

Powdermill Plants | Guided program ($8 per scout, 90 minutes)
Pennsylvania has a staggering diversity of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Learn skills for easy identification as you hike through the forest and visit Powdermill's four distinct gardens.
Program meets requirements: Webelos Adventure, Into the Woods #1, #2, #3 and #4

Forest Animals | Guided program ($8 per scout, 90 minutes)
Hike the Black Birch Trail, and learn how animals survive in the forest habitat. Find and collect small forest animals under the guidance of education staff, and present your findings to the class.
Program meets requirements: Webelos Adventure, Into the Wild #1, #6, #8 and #9

 

Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.