Cub Scout Programs

The Science Museum of Long Island offers great experiences for scout troops with programs designed to meet the Cub Scout Activity requirements.

Choose from one of our 2 experiences

         *please not that we do not provide patches or badges for the program, but do offer SMLI patches for sale*

1.   1.5-hour badge program 

  •      Fee:  $185 - 15 scouts ($13 per additional scout, max of 25)

     Available Program Times

     Monday - Thursday:  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

     Weekends:  10:00 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

2:  Sleepover at the Science Museum.

  •      Fee:  $420 up to 15 scouts ($28 for each additional scout, max of 25)

     Indoor activity options will be available in case of inclement weather. Troops are responsible for bringing dinner, 

     breakfast, s’more ingredients, sleeping bags, blankets, videos, DVDs and games.

                       Friday night                                                                                          Saturday morning

          5:30-6:00 pm- Troop arrives, settles in, and has dinner                     7:00-8:00 am- Breakfast and pack up belongings

          6:00-7:30 pm- Badge Program                                                             8:00-9:00 am- Beach Walk

          8:00-9:30 pm- Campfire and night hike                                              9:00am- Troop departs


Cub Scout Activity Options


  • Tigers in the Wild: Pack your gear and head out on the trails to explore Leeds Pond Preserve like a true naturalist. Following the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace principles, discover how you can identify signs of wildlife through different clues. 

  • Sky is the Limit: Explore the night sky with us. Head into Star Lab, our portable planetarium, to observe the stars no matter what time of day it is. Learn how different constellations got their name, what stars they are made up of, and design a constellation of your own take home! 


  • Paws on the Path: Grab a buddy and head out on the path! While on a 1-mile hike, look for plants and animals you've never seen before and learn how to identify them. 

  • Air of the Wolf: Explore the science of air pressure. Conduct experiments to see how air affects different objects, including paper plane designs and wind instruments.  

  • Digging in the Past:

  • Finding Your Way:  



  • Bear Necessities:

  • Fur, Feathers, and Ferns:

  • Critter Care:

  • Forensics: Tap into your inner detective as you learn about forensic science in a mock crime scene. Discuss different types of evidence collected and analyzed by forensic scientists to solve any mystery.

  • Super Science: Scouting and science go great together! Utilize your skills of observation through various experiments exploring the world of static electricity, density, chemistry and more. Create your own mini ‘lava lamp’ to take home.  


  • Adventures in Science:

  • Earth Rocks!: Break into the world of geology! Discover how geologists identify different types of rocks and minerals by observing and testing their unique characteristics. Create a rock collection of your own to take home.

  • Into the Woods: