Assisting Scouts Along Their Journey

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to assist Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure!
Scouting provides boys and girls self-confidence, ethics and values that will stay with them throughout their lives. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to assist Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure!

At Scouts@HMNS, we inject excitement and education in everything we do. In the words of Scout Programs Manager Michelle Connor: “Each merit badge is educational. We enhance it; if need be we add to it, to explain what the requirement is… I want there to be a spark in even the most serious of merit badges. You’ve got to make something so that the kids are enjoying it. If they enjoy something, they’re learning it.”

The HMNS Scouting Program offers badge classes for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as enrichment field trips and events at HMNS facilities in Hermann Park, Sugar Land and Brazos Bend State Park, home of the George Observatory. Classes take place on Saturdays during the school year and in week-long day camps during the summer. For more information about badges, classes or events, click below!

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Scouts Classes
School Year Classes
Scout classes are designed for boys or girls who are interested in the topic and can be attended by any child in the correct age range for the class. You do not have to be registered with Scouts to participate. Each scout class will cover the requirements for one badge. This school-year we are excited to offer both online and in person classes.
Spring 2023 Schedule
Summer Classes
Offering scouts the opportunity to earn badges with engaging museum experiences, Summer Scout Classes are designed for Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts and based on the grade that the scout will be attending in the fall. Classes can be attended by any child in the correct age range who are interested in the topic.
Spring 2023 Schedule

Scouts Events

STEM Nova Day

Oct 14, 2023 from 8am – 12pm
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Girls Exploring Math u0026 Science

Nov 4, 2023
u003cpu003eJoin us Saturday, November 4, 2023 to see STEM in action! The museum will be filled with hands-on science and math for everyone to experience. Local professionals will be at the Museum to answer questions about their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. GEMS is open to anyone regardless of their involvement in a scouting program.u003c/pu003e


u003cpu003eBring your scouts for a camp-in theyu0026rsquo;ll never forget! Join one of our annual events with other scouts or plan a private overnight where your troop or pack can have a night at the museum to call their own.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eSTEM Nova Overnightu003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eSep 22, 6:30pm u0026ndash; Sep 23, 9:00am
u003cbr /u003eThe STEM Nova Overnight is designed for Cub Scouts ages 6-12. We are offering morning Badge Classes on Sep 23 exclusively for Overnight participants.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eGEMS Overnightu003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eNov 3, 6:30pm u0026ndash; Nov 4, 9:00am
u003cbr /u003eThe GEMS Overnight is designed exclusively for Girl Scouts ages 6-12 and their leaders.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003ePrivate Overnight Packagesu003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eCreate an overnight experience thatu0026rsquo;s as unique as your pack or troop and camp out at the Museum! Plus, add a Badge on Demand to make the most of your time.u003c/pu003e