Girl Scout Programs

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

*Please note that we do not provide patches or badges for programs completed, but do have SMLI patches for sale*

Choose from one of our 2 experiences:


1): 1.5 hour badge program (see below for options)

     Fee:  $185 up to 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, 3:00pm - 4:30 pm

2) Sleepover at the Science Museum! Join us for an unforgettable overnight experience complete with a night hike, campfire, and morning beach walk. Earn your badge, too! 

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

      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


Girl Scout Badge Options


  • 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey

             Earn the Birdbath Award through live animal encounters with our amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.  Learn where the 

                    animals live, what they eat, and how to care for them.


  • WOW!  Wonders of Water Journey

             Learn about water and why it is important.  Explore ways to keep water clean and take an incredible journey through the 

                    water cycle.  Then head down to our beach and discover the animals that make it their home.    

  • Home Scientist

             Experiment with science using household materials.  Create slime, learn about density, and explore exciting chemical


  • Hiker

                   Get ready to set out on an outdoor adventure!  Learn about what supplies are important, prepare a snack, and journey

                   through our 36-acre preserve.

  • Pets

                   Get up close with our live animals and learn what they need to survive. Investigate different types of pets and their needs                     before helping us take care of some of the animals at SMLI! 

  • Bugs    

            Learn the difference between insects and spiders as you get up close to our live hissing cockroaches and tarantula.  Go on

                  a bug hunt and set up a terrarium to keep a specimen you find!


  • Detective

            A crime has been committed and we need the best scouts to help us solve it.  Learn to analyze a crime scene, collect

                  evidence, and solve a mystery.

  • Animal Habitat

                     Come meet out live animals and explore the world in which they live.  Learn how animals are being threatened in our

                  changing environment and what can be done to help them.

  • Geocacher

                  Discover the joys of geocaching in this program dedicated to GPS! Find our secret treasures hidden throughout the     

                  preserve, and create an item to be discovered by future troops!

  • Camper

                  Camping requires the right skills, proper equipment, and knowledge to stay safe.  Learn how to build a campfire, cook

                  outdoors, and practice using a compass.


  • Night Owl

                 Learn about the stars, planets, and constellations in out portable STARLAB planetarium.  Meet one of the museums

                 nocturnal animals and learn how they adapt to the dark.