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