Cub Scout and Boy Scout Backpack Programs

Cub scout and boy scout

Backpack badge programs are available for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts on a variety of dates. Backpacks include all materials necessary for leaders to guide scouts through specific badge requirements. Activities are completed in museum exhibit spaces. Badges and Arrow Points are not included.

General museum admission is included in the backpack experience fee so groups can explore the exhibits before or after their project.

To make a reservation, please send an email with all of your group details (date of visit, number of guests, etc.) to Please include your contact information and a good time for us to contact you regarding your visit. Reservations must be booked two weeks in advance of your visit. Date restrictions may apply. 

All museum guests are required to follow the museum’s safety procedures.


Tiger-iffic! Elective Adventure
Visit the eGameRevolution and Game Time! exhibits to play a variety of classic and modern individual- and multi-player games. With your den, work together on a problem-solving team challenge, and change the rules of a game you know.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 2 hours recommended
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Code of the Wolf Elective Adventure
Explore the American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil exhibit to design a math game. Visit aquarium tanks to search for shapes in nature. Use balls and LEGO bricks in graphing exercises, and send a message using the pig pen code.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 2.5 hours recommended
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Roaring Laughter Elective Adventure
Visit Reading Adventureland, act out run-on skits, and practice tongue twisters. Make a joke book, write a silly short story, and try to make each other laugh with funny faces and gestures.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 2.5 hours recommended
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Art Explosion Elective Adventure
Examine works of art throughout museum exhibits, including paintings, tapestries, photographs, and more. Create self-portraits, origami, air-dried clay projects, and a portfolio box.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 3 hours recommended
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Game Design Elective Adventure
Explore the Game Time! exhibit to learn about game design. Once inspired, create your own board or card game and teach it to your den.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 3 hours recommended
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Boy Scouts

Game Design    
Complete initial Game Design merit badge requirements at the museum. Visit the eGameRevolution and Game Time! exhibits and learn about different game mediums, from board games to electronic games. Review game designer journals, examine artifacts from museum collections, and try your hand at modern and classic games. Learn gaming terminology and analyze favorite games. Receive a game design journal for use in completing the remaining badge requirements at home.
Cost: $14 per scout; minimum 3 hours recommended
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