The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed for renovations.

Summer Scout Program Catalog

Explore the wide variety of merit badges and adventure badges available during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS.

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Cub Scouts and Webelos


Scouts@HMNS is proud to offer two Adventures that are required by the Boy Scouts of America! Each class completes five Adventures for current Cub Scouts and Webelos.

* BSA-required Adventure for Webelos
^ STEM Nova badge requirement for Webelos


Wayfaring Webelos | Five-Day Class
Build It, First Responder*, Game Design, Tech Talk Nova Award and Webelos Walkabout*
June 12-16 at Hermann Park
Become certified in First Aid, learn how to prepare for a hike, explore game design and earn a STEM Nova. A field trip around the museum area is included. (Field Trip Permission Form is required).

Webelos S.T.E.A.M. Explorer | Five-Day Class
Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, Into the Woods, Art Explosion
July 24-28 at Hermann Park
June 26-30 at Sugar Land
Learn the history of science, how to conduct experiments, explore concepts in art, and how to design and build devices such as catapults. A field trip around the museum area is included. (Field Trip Permission Form is required).

Bear Sleuths | Five-Day Class
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns; Forensics; Marble Madness; Critter Care; Super Science
June 12-16 at Hermann Park
June 26-30 at Sugar Land
Investigate the world of animals, insects, and plants. Learn how to play with marbles, and discover the world of super science and crime investigation. A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form is required).

Wolf Pack | Five-Day Class
Adventures in Coins, Air of the Wolf, Code of the Wolf, Cubs Who Care, Finding Your Way
July 24-28 at Hermann Park
Learn about the physical properties of the air we breathe and about coins and their markings. Discover how to read a map and its symbols, how we use math in our daily lives, and how people meet the challenge of a physical disability. A field trip around the museum area is included. (Field Trip Permission Form is required).

1-2-3 Go! Nova | One-Day Class
Cub Scout STEM Nova for Wolf, Bears and Webelos
July 6 at Hermann Park
June 5 at Sugar Land
Webelos, Bears and Wolves will explore how math affects their daily life, create a secret code, graphing and probability experiments. Scouts will complete this nova using option 2 A.

Out of this World Nova | One-Day Class
July 7 at Hermann Park
August 8 at Sugar Land
Webelos, Bears and Wolves will embark on space exploration. Scouts will complete this nova using option 2 B. A visit to the Burke Baker Planetarium is included in Hermann Park class (not at Sugar Land location).

Science Everywhere Nova | One-Day Class
July 21 at Sugar Land
Webelos, Bears and Wolves will explore how science affects their lives. Scouts will complete this nova using option 2 A.

Uncovering the Past Nova
July 5 at Hermann Park
Webelos, Bears and Wolves will explore Archaeology, tour Hall of Ancient Egypt and create a petroglyph. Scouts will complete this nova using option 2 B.


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