Programs for Scouts

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Cub Scouts, Webelos, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Seniors, and Cadettes! Whether it's science, nature, crafts, or cultures, chances are that you'll be able to work toward badges, patches, quests, or journeys through science and nature programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Call to find out how we can tailor programs to help you check off some of your requirements.

Groups Visits for Scouts

Groups of 10 or more can qualify for a group discount on admission by booking a guided visit. Group Visits must be booked 4 weeks in advance of your visit date. The following programs are recommended for Scouts, and meet several requirements for Cub Scout Academics Pins and Boy Scout Merit Badges. Prices include a facilitated program and museum admission.

Recommended Tours for Scouts 

All About Animals | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
In a one-of-a-kind game of “I spy,” explore amazing animals that inhabit everywhere from backyards to exotic ecosystems. Discuss animal adaptations for feeding, defense, and keeping warm.
Tour meets requirements:
Webelos Naturalist #4, #7, and #9
Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop #1, #3, and Academics Pin #1 and #3

Evolution of Life | Tour ($9 per scout, 60 minutes)
Investigate how animals, climates, and ecosystems change over time. Discuss geologic time, adaptation, and natural selection as you examine fossils and explore dioramas.
Tour meets requirements of Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge #1, #3, #4b, #5d2, #5d3, #5d4, and #5d5a

Rock Hounds | Extended Tour ($10 per scout, 90 minutes)
Examine amazing specimens in our world-famous displays in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. In addition to your tour, complete hands-on experiments that introduce the rock cycle and properties of minerals in a museum classroom.
Tour meets requirements:
Webelos Geologist #2, #3, #4, #7, and #8
Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop #1, #2, and Academics Pin #3 and #4

Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.