Boy Scout Options

Our programming for Boy Scouts at the Edwardsville Children's Museum is designed to motivate the imagination and promote higher level thinking skills in our young learners.  Every one of our programs incorporates hands-on, experiential learning activities with real life skills.  Join us for joyful learning while working towards badge requirements!

Program Costs:  $10 per scout

For more information or to book a program, contact museum manager, Angie Close

(618) 692-2094

Program Options:

Young Artists
Learn all about drawing and painting techniques as you create your own masterpiece and meet the requirements for you Art Badge!

Garden Scouts
How does your garden grow?  Learn how to successfully grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in our Garden Classroom.  Meets all requirements for the Gardening Badge

Kitchen Scouts
Join us as we share our favorite recipes, basic cooking techniques, and kitchen safety!  Participants will earn their cooking badge and leave with a chef's hat and cook book!

Scouts Build It

Learn basic wood working while building your own tool box!

Girl Scout Options

Girl Scout Options
The Edwardsville Children’s Museum offers a wide variety of activities designed for Girl Scouts. The programs listed below fulfill all or parts of the necessary requirements to earn the appropriate scouting badge.

We are excited to partner with the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois to offer many exciting badge workshops. To find out current GSSI offerings and to register, call the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois at 800-345-6858 or visit

In addition to the listed workshops, we can also help you create your own workshops for your group. Contact us for more information.


Daisy Luau
Beat the winter blues and join us for fun in the sun! We will have fun experiencing all things tropical as we learn about the impact we have on the oceans and work through projects that will help your girls be good stewards of the planet. Museum exploration included. Works towards Make the World a Better Place Journey

Daisy Full STEAM Ahead
Join us for a fun, interactive immersion into the world of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) in our Makerspace Room. Museum exploration included. Works towards Robotics Badge

Daisy Ladybug Life
Learn all about ladybugs in this workshop on beneficial garden insects. This class is full of games and hands-on activities and you'll work together as a troop to create a ladybug house that will attract those beneficial insects. Complete a service project as a troop by deciding on a place in the community to donate your ladybug house. Museum exploration included. Works toward Between Earth and Sky Journey


Brownie Landscape Painting
Join us as we explore the the environment through art. Create your own masterpiece on canvas to take home as you learn landscape painting techniques. Museum exploration included. Earn your Painting Badge

Brownies in the Kitchen
Learn all about kitchen safety and cooking techniques as we share our favorite recipes! Cook up something delicious! Museum exploration included. Earn your Snacks Badge

Brownie Inventors
Join us as we learn all about what it takes to be an inventor through using the example of women inventors throughout history. Work in teams to create your own invention. Museum exploration included. Earn your Inventor Badge


Junior Detective
Can you solve the mystery? Join us and become a sleuth as we get to the bottom of the case! Museum exploration included. Earn your Detective Badge

Junior Jewelry Making

Join us to learn all about the history and art of jewelry making. Craft your own bracelet to take home. Museum exploration included. Earn your Jeweler Badge

Junior Gardeners: Terrariums
Learn gardening skills and create a beautiful terrarium to take home! Museum exploration included. Earn your Gardener Badge


Cadette Field Day
Cadettes, join us for a full afternoon of fun at our Cadette Field Day. Through games and interactive activities, girls will work together in teams to plan and execute a one-of-a-kind field day. Earn your Field Day Badge