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The Reading Public Museum offers scheduled workshops and sleepovers that align with its mission and the requirements for various Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA badges, and awards. 

The Museum is the perfect place for your scouts to earn a variety of badges! From our collections featuring a 2,000-year-old mummy to art from around the world, to our 25-acre Arboretum, to our state-of-the-art Neag Planetarium, we have many incredible experiences to share with your scouts. All workshops are led by qualified, enthusiastic Museum Educators.

Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.


What we offer:

• Scheduled Workshops at The Museum: Choose to come to The Museum for a pre-scheduled workshop! See below for current workshops, dates, and times. Registration is required. 

• Private Workshops at The Museum: Can't come to The Museum on a scheduled day? Choose from our complete list of scout programs, see reservation form for programs and pricing. Call us today to book your troops Private workshop.

• RPM Scouts on the Go: Can't come to The Museum? Let us come to you! Choose from our complete list of scout programs, see reservation form for programs and pricing.Call us today to book your troops Private workshop.

• Scout Sleepovers: Spend a night at The Museum exploring, learning, and having fun! Choose from our complete list of scout programs.  Sleepovers can be scheduled for Friday evening to Saturday morning or Saturday evening to Sunday morning. Sleepovers include evening snack, light breakfast, all supplies and instruction. See reservation form for pricing. Registration is required.

• Other Club and Scouting Organizations: Are you a member of another scouting group, club, or organization? Contact us to schedule a workshop or overnight tailored to your organization and achievement requirements.


Museum Scheduled Boy/Cub Workshops and Overnights

A minimum of 1 leader is required for every 10 scouts. Individual scouts must be accompanied by an adult regardless of age. Workshops are for scouts only. Day programs include Museum Admission. Registration is required. Unless otherwise noted, please contact Rebeka Birch to register at rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org, by phone at 610.371.5850 x258 or by using the Online Reservation Form. Reservation deadline is the Tuesday prior to the program. Register early, as programs fill quickly!




Saturday, March 7: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sky is the Limit

In this adventure, Tigers will learn about the mysteries of the night sky!

*includes Sky it the Limit adventure loop.


Saturday, March 7: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries

This adventure helps Tigers explore how things work. Tigers and their adult partners will learn about cracking codes and solving mysteries, as well as discover how science helps us solve problems and understand why things work in certain ways. Further, test your brain and skills with the exhibit Mazes & Brain Games!

*includes Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries adventure loop.




Saturday, April 4: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Code of the Wolf

This STEM-based adventure engages Wolves in fun math-related activities that range from counting and simple arithmetic to geometric shapes and code.

*includes Code of the Wolf adventure loop.


Saturday, April 4: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Germs ALIVE!

This adventure teaches Wolf Scouts about the importance of keeping a clean room, proper hand washing, and covering their sneezes - through fun, hands-on science experiments.

*includes Germs ALIVE! adventure loop.




Sunday, May 31: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, Bears will delve in to the world of forensics. They will learn about being observant, looking for clues, and solving situations with those clues.

*includes Forensics adventure loop.


Sunday, May 31: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Super Science

In this adventure, Bear Scouts will get a little messy but gain a lot of knowledge! Science is an everyday wonder that Scouts can learn more about by simply using ordinary household supplies. Their actions will create amazing reactions in fun investigations exploring static electricity, oil and water, sinking versus floating, and color morphing and layering!

*includes Super Science adventure loop.


Webelo/Arrow of Light:


Saturday, May 9: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adventures In Science

In this adventure, Webelos understand and apply the role of fair investigations in science. They will acquire and evaluate information using processes associated with science, such as experiments, observation, and note taking.

*includes Adventures In Science activity pin.


Scouts BSA:


Sunday, June 7: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finger Printing Merit Badge

Just like Scouts, no two fingerprints are the same. Learn about how fingerprints are used to identify people while earning the Finger Printing Merit Badge. Some pre-requisites may be required. A Merit Badge Counselor will be present at the workshop to sign-off requirements. *does NOT include physical badge


Can't make these events? See info about scheduling a Private Boy/Cub Scouts or call us today at 610.371.5850 x258. Looking for Girl Scouts? Click here.




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