Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Summer Scout Program Catalog

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


Girl Scouts

Girl Scout summer classes are for girls in grades 2 and up and provide an interactive and fun look into scientific fields. One class is specifically written for Daisies (K through 1st grade), two classes are written specifically for Brownies (2nd and 3rd grade), two are for Juniors (4th and 5th grade) and two for Cadettes (6th through 8th grade). Note: Badges completed indicated in parenthesis.

The 2021 Summer Scouts Catalog!

Five Day Classes

Brownies Discovery (Hermann Park) (Sugar Land)
(June 7-11 in Sugar Land, July 6-10 and July 26-30)
(First Aid, Inventor, Making Games, Outdoor Art Creator, and Painting)
Learn steps for first aid and making games. Design outdoor inspired art and paintings with different mediums. Investigate inventions while building a better mouse trap.

Brownies on the Go! (Hermann Park)
(Celebrating Community, My Family Story, Hiker, Space Science
Adventurer, and Letterboxer)
(June 14-18)
Discover facts about your community and family. Learn about the moon, stars and universe. Explore Hermann Park while hiking and hunting for letterboxes. A field trip around the museum area is included (Field Trip Permission Form required).

Brownies S.T.E.M. Safari (Hermann)
(July 6-9 -four-day Class)
(Brownie STEM Career Exploration Badge, Brownie Automotive Design Badge, Brownie Automotive Engineering Badge, Brownie Automotive Manufacturing Badge, Brownie Coding Basics)
Explore and discover the world of STEM! Brownies will create automotive designs, learn coding basics, and discover the many careers of STEM!

Amaze ME Cadettes (Hermann Park)
(Cadettes MEdia and Amaze Journeys)
(July 26-30)
Cadettes will explore the multitude of roles available to them. You’ll imagine, create, and try-out new roles for yourselves. Investigate positive and negative messages in the media, deceptive advertising, and figure out how to use your influence for good.

Cadette S.T.E.M. Explorers (Hermann Park)
(Cadette STEM Career Exploration Badge, Cadette Coding Basics Badge, Cadette Space Science Researcher Badge, Cadette Trees Badge, Cadette Special Agent Badge)
(June 14-18 and July 26-30)
Explore and discover the world of STEM! Cadettes will engage in design processes, learn coding basics, dive into new STEM subject areas, and investigate some of many STEM Careers in this week long camp!

Designing Daisies (Hermann Park) (Four Day Class – Sugar Land)
(June 28 – July 2 in Sugar Land and July 26-30)
(Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge and Board Game Design Challenge)
Daisies will design a model car, roller coaster and a board game. Earn their Think like an Engineer Journey and complete their Take Action project, while at the museum.

Innovative Juniors (Hermann Park) (Sugar Land)
(Animal Habitats, Detective, Flowers, Jewelry and Photography)
(June 14-18, July 26-30 at Hermann Park and July 19-23 in Sugar Land)
Juniors will explore wild animals and their habitats, and the science in detection and forensics. Be creative with jewelry mediums, flower designing, and digital photography.

Junior S.T.E.M. Quest! (Hermann Park)
(Four Day Class – HMNS)
(Junior STEM Career Exploration Badge, Junior Automotive Design Badge, Junior Automotive Engineering Badge, Junior Automotive Manufacturing Badge, Junior Coding Basics Badge)
(July 6-9 -four-day Class)
Explore and discover the world of STEM! Juniors will learn some coding basics, create and execute automotive designs, and investigate the many career opportunities STEM has to offer.

Get Moving Juniors (Sugar Land)
(Get Moving Journey)
(August 9-10)
This is a two day course to complete the journey. Juniors will explore energy usage and savings while completing their Take Action Project at the museum.

Cadettes Breathe Journey (Sugar Land)
(Breathe Journey)
(August 9)
Breathe Journey – Girls will work on their Breathe Journey Aware, Alert and Affirm awards and create a take action project to share with patrons at the museum.

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