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***Winter Booking Special***

Book a private workshop for a group of 8 or more scouts in the months of January and February to receive $5 off per scout. (some exclusions apply)

To Book:

Click here for GSUSA reservation form. Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 


 

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

The Museum is the perfect place for your scouts to visit and workshop! 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:

• Private In-Person Workshops and Overnights for Girl Scouts. Choose from our complete list of scout programs. Click here for program request form containing all details, options, and pricing. Registration is required. Call or email today to book your troop's Private workshop. 

• Scheduled Scout Events for Girl Scouts. Choose to come to The Museum for a pre-scheduled workshop! See below for current workshops, dates, and times. Click the appropriate link to register under each event. Registration is required. 
***PLEASE NOTE***: Some workshops are scheduled through Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and some are scheduled through The Museum.

• To-Go Kits for Girl Scouts: If your troop is uncomfortable with in-person programming or you have a scout that is unable to attend a program, then a To-Go Kit may be the answer! Each kit includes instructions and materials for 1 scout to complete a badge or journey activities. Available for select badges and journesy. Click here for details

• 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. 

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

GSUSA Scheduled Events 2021-2022

All scheduled events require registration. A minimum of 1 adult must accompany every 10 scouts. Indivicula scouts must be accompanied by an adult regardless of age. Each group must agree to comply with all of Reading Public Museum's current health and safety protocols.

Workshop fees include materials, instruction, admission to The Museum during public hours the day of the event, and appropriate badge or award.

Overnight fees also include our "I Slept at Reading Public Museum" event patch, evening snack, and a light continental breakfast.

Registration closes 1 week prior to the date of the program. Minimum enrollment must be met for the program to run. Program fees are non-refundable. The Museum reserves the right to cancel a program at any time; refunds will be at the discretion of The Museum.

Register early, as programs fill quickly!

 

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

 

Current Scheduled Overnights

November 5-6 | 6pm–8am - SOLDOUT
CSI: Museum Edition

$53/scout
$10/adult
Earn - Junior: Detective OR Cadette: Special Agent
 
Psst! Attention private investigators! Come learn the tricks of the forensic trade and help us solve a crime during this excitng evening workshop; written by a real forensic scientist! Then, spend the night at The Museum! 
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
All other councils - click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
December 18-19 | 6pm–8am
CSI: Museum Edition
$50/scout
$10/adult
Earn - Junior: Detective OR Cadette: Special Agent
 
Psst! Attention private investigators! Come learn the tricks of the forensic trade and help us solve a crime during this excitng evening workshop; written by a real forensic scientist! Then, spend the night at The Museum! 
 
All councils - click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
April 1-2 | 6pm–8am
Robo-overnight
TBD/scout
$10/adult
Earn - Junior: Robotice Badge Set OR Cadette: Robotics Badge Set
 
Spend an electrifying evening at The Museum learning about robotics and trying your hand at building some amazing bots! Then, spend the night at The Museum!
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
All other councils - click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
April 23-24 | 6pm–8am
Robo-overnight
$56/scout
$10/adult
Earn - Junior: Robotice Badge Set OR Cadette: Robotics Badge Set
 
Spend an electrifying evening at The Museum learning about robotics and trying your hand at building some amazing bots! Then, spend the night at The Museum!
 
All other councils - click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 

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

 

Current Schdeuled Workshops

November 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
Night at The Museum - SOLDOUT

$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, OR Senior: Space Science Badge
 
Hello night owls! Discover the many secrets in the night sky when you visit The Museum and Neag Planetarium for your evening workshop!
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
 
November 21 | 9am-Noon
STEM Career Exploration
$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Brownie, Junior, OR Cadette: STEM Career Explorer Badge
 
Interested in a STEM career? So are we! Explore several STEM fields during your workshop, try them out, and get the opportunity to speak with people who work in STEM fields! 
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
 

December 4 | 9am-Noon
Space Exploration - SOLD OUT!!!

$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, OR Senior: Space Science Badge
 
Discover the many secrets in the night sky when you visit The Museum and Neag Planetarium for your evening workshop!
 
 
February 26 | 5pm-8pm
Art It Up All Night
$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Brownie: Painting, Junior: Drawing, Cadette: Comic Artist, OR Senior: Collage Artist
 
If you are inspired by art, then this is the workshop for you! Join us in The Museum for a special evening workshop and get your art on!
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
 
March 13 | 1pm-4pm
Art It Up
$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Brownie: Painting, Junior: Drawing, Cadette: Comic Artist, OR Senior: Collage Artist
 
If you are inspired by art, then this is the workshop for you! Join us in The Museum for a special workshop and get your art on!
 
 
March 20 | 9am-Noon
Shaping-Up Nature
$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Daisy, Brownie, OR Junior: Math In Nature 1 (Shapes In Nature) Badge
 
Nature is full of wonderful things! DIscover the original artist and mathematician, Mother Nature, as we explore patterns, shapes, and other amazing phenomena just outside your door!
 
 
March 20 | 1pm-4pm
Spring Into the Arboretum!
TBD/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Junior: Gardener OR Cadette: Trees
 
Spring into spring at the Arboretum! Spend the afternoon exploring plants, how to grow them, and how to design with them!
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
 
April 10 | 9am-Noon
Shaping-Up Nature
TBD/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Daisy, Brownie, OR Junior: Math In Nature 1 (Shapes In Nature) Badge
 
Nature is full of wonderful things! DIscover the original artist and mathematician, Mother Nature, as we explore patterns, shapes, and other amazing phenomena just outside your door!
 
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania – please register at http://www.gsep.org/online-registration 
 
May 15 | 9am-Noon
Spring Into the Arboretum!
$25/scout
$6/adult
Earn: Junior: Gardener OR Cadette: Trees
 
Spring into spring at the Arboretum! Spend the afternoon exploring plants, how to grow them, and how to design with them!
 

 

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

 

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

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