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 Director, Dr. Abby Schwent

(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

The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is excited to partner with the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois to offer the following classes.  To register, call the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois at 800-345-6858.


November 3, Daisy Luau
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

March 22, Daisy Full STEAM Ahead

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun, interactive immersion into the world of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) in our brand new Makerspace Room.  Museum exploration included

Works towards Robotics

March 29, Daisy Ladybug Life

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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


October 6, Brownie Landscape Painting

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

Badge:  Painting

October 20, Brownies in the Kitchen

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learn all about kitchen safety and cooking techniques as we share our favorite recipes!  Cook up something delicious!  Museum exploration included.

Badge:  Snacks

November 24, Brownie Inventors

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

Badge:  Inventor


December 15, Junior Detective

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Can you solve the mystery?  Join us and become a sleuth as we get to the bottom of the case!  Museum exploration included!

Badge: Detective

February 23, Junior Jewelry Making

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Badge:  Jeweler

April 19, Junior Gardeners:  Terrariums

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learn gardening skills and create a beautiful terrarium to take home!  Museum exploration included.

Badge:  Gardener


September 22, Cadette Field Day

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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.

Badge:  Field Day