Scouts with Boats

Scout Days

Scouts exploring light

Bring your scouts to the California Science Center to work towards science-related patches and electives! Meet and work together with scouts from around Southern California while doing hands-on science and completing patch/elective requirements at the same time!

Girl Scout Dates
Bear Cub Scout and Webelos Dates
Enrollment Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment is now open for Fall 2017.

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited. See Enrollment Information section below for additional details.

Girl Scout Days

Click program dates for additional information.

  • Girl Scout Light and Optics

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Light and Optics Fun Patch

    Open your eyes to the vibrant colors that help us observe the world! Explore the physics of light and optics, investigate the visible and non-visible spectrum of colors, and see the world in a whole new light!

    Note: Some groups will participate in dissection activities as listed below. Students may choose to participate or observe.
    Juniors/Cadettes: Cow Eye Dissection

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    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Daisies/Brownies n/a SOLD OUT-WAITLIST
    Juniors/Cadettes OPEN n/a

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $40 per Scout (Includes Fun Patch and Recognition Bar)

Bear Cub Scout and Webelos Days

Click program dates for activities, elective requirements, and additional information.

  • Super Science Into the Wild

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Bear Cub Scout Elective:

    Super Science

    Webelos Elective:

    Into the Wild

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    Scout Groups Morning Session
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Afternoon Session
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Bear Cub Scouts n/a SOLD OUT-WAITLIST
    Webelos SOLD OUT-WAITLIST n/a

    *Course availability is approximate, and may not reflect the most current information. Please login to the online enrollment system for real-time availability.

    Fee: $35 per Scout (Does not include pins/loops)

Enrollment Information

Scouts must be enrolled individually. Be sure to include pack/troop numbers in the enrollment process so California Science Center staff can place groups together.

Enroll Online

Parents wishing to pay by credit card are able to use the online system beginning August 22, 2017.

Enroll by Mail/Fax

Parents wishing to pay by check or credit card may download an Enrollment Request Form to submit via mail or fax beginning August 22, 2017. Please DO NOT attempt to email this form.

Cost per class:

Please see course listing above, as prices vary.
Prices are per scout per session. Parents/chaperones may observe at no charge.

Full payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will close either one week prior to the program date, or when all available spaces have been reserved, whichever occurs first. To ensure each student has adequate supplies, registrations submitted less than one week prior to the program date may not be accepted.

Cancellation/Change Policy: Program cancellations, refunds and changes are permitted up to 30 days prior to program date. All refunds and changes will be charged a $5 processing fee per program. There are no refunds, credits, cancellations, or changes within 30 days prior to program date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the programs held?

The scout programs are held on the campus of the California Science Center in the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation. It is about a five minute walk from the main building of the Science Center, next to the former Air and Space Gallery.
Download a California Science Center Map.

Are adult chaperones required?

No, groups are not required to have scout leaders or chaperones present, but groups often benefit from the presence of scout leaders. If chaperones will be attending, please follow scout organization recommendations for scout-to-chaperone ratios, or see the next question for Science Center recommended ratios.

How many adults may come with the scouts? 

The recommended ratio is one adult per six scouts. There is no charge for adults, but as class space is limited, some adults may be asked to wait in the Big Lab for the duration of the activities if a classroom becomes overcrowded.

Do we need to bring anything?

No, everything needed to complete to the requirements will be provided.

Will patches/badges/pins/loops be given out after completing the session?

Please refer to the cost of your program. If a program includes a patch, they will be provided after the session. If a patch fee is not included, patches/badges/pins/loops will need to be ordered through the scout organizations.

How much is parking?

For parking information and costs, please visit the Directions, Parking and Transportation page. Parking is NOT included, and attendees are subject to daily parking fees.

What can siblings or other family members do when the scouts are in the Big Lab? 

The California Science Center will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM. As long as there is an adult to accompany any children, they are free to visit the main part of the museum.

Are lunches or snacks provided? 

No. Programs are 2.5 hours long, and do not include lunch or snack time. Participants should plan to eat before or after program times. Food may be purchased at the on-site Trimana restaurants.

Additional questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email