Girl Scout Overnights

Spend the night at Discovery Center! Select from our public Girl Scout camp ins below. Purchase your tickets as soon as you are able; some events will sell out. Ticket sales close one week prior to the event.

Fees: $30 per child / $15 per adult. Fee includes all activity materials, evening snack, morning breakfast; scouts receive Discovery Center Museum patch. Scout awards not included.

Scholarships: If you think you may be eligible for a scholarship, contact Lee Ann Gill at or call 815-972-2843. Scholarships are based on a child’s eligibility for a school’s free or reduced lunch program.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available up to one week before the event. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.

For additional questions, contact Lee Ann Gill at or call 815-972-2843.

Camp-In Adult Survival Guide


2019 - 2020 Scout Programs


Halloween Hijinx: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - This camp is FULL.

Assemble a skeleton, boogie under black light, concoct glowing slime, bubble dry ice, and more! Wrap up the night with glow lights and a planetarium show. 


Mystery Crime Lab: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Click to register

Put on your detective hat and use forensic science to solve this case! Examine fingerprints, take apart ink, crack a code, measure footprints, and more.


Imagineers: Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Click to register

Fire up your imagination to experiment with momentum, kinetic and potential energy, and the forces of physics! Work with a team to build a roller coaster thrill ride and engineer a racecar to take home!


Spa Science: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Click to register

Have the ultimate spa sleepover! Give yourself a facial, make colorful lip gloss, concoct a bath bomb, and even design your own logo for your spa product line. Discover the science of relaxation and happiness - pampering does a body good!