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scoutScout Programs

Bring your scouts to the California Science Center to complete science-related badges and electives! Meet and work together with scouts from around Southern California while doing hands-on science and completing badge/elective requirements at the same time!

Scout programming has concluded for the 2013-2014 school year. Dates, topics, and registration information for future programming will be posted on this page in Summer 2014.

Girl Scouts

Click here for more information on Girl Scout fun patches and the requirements that were completed in previous sessions.

Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos

Click here for more information on Bear Cub Scout Arrow Point Trail Electives, Webelos Activity Badges, and the requirements that were completed in previous sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the programs held?
The scout programs are held on the campus of the California Science Center in the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation. It is about a five minute walk from the main building of the Science Center, next to the former Air and Space Gallery.
Download a California Science Center Map.

Are adult chaperones required?
Yes, each scout group is required to have scout leaders or chaperones present. Please follow scout organization recommendations for scout-to-chaperone ratios, or see the next question for Science Center recommended ratios.

How many adults may come with the scouts?
The recommended ratio is one adult per six scouts. There is no charge for adults, but as class space is limited, some adults may be asked to wait in the Big Lab for the duration of the activities if a classroom becomes overcrowded.

Do we need to bring anything?
No, everything needed to complete to the requirements will be provided.

Will badges be given out after completing the session?
Please refer to the cost of your program. If a program includes a badge, then badges will be provided after the session. If a badge fee is not included, badges will need to be ordered through the scout organizations.

How much is parking?
Parking in Exposition Park is $10 per car. Limited street parking is available around the park.

What can siblings or other family members do when the scouts are in the Big Lab?
The California Science Center will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM. As long as there is an adult to accompany any children, they are free to visit the main part of the museum.

Will a snack be provided?
No snacks will be provided, but scouts are free to bring their own snack.

Questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email [email protected].