Cub Scout Overnights

boy scout workshop

Spend the night at Discovery Center! Select from our public Cub 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 email Lee Ann Gill at or call 815-963-6769. 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 email Lee Ann Gill at or call 815-963-6769.

Camp-In Adult Survival Guide


2020 - 2021 Scout Programs

 10/3/2021- Moon and Stars - Click here to register
Take a trip though our universe in the DCM Planetarium, create your own glow-in-the-dark constellations and make a chart to the stars in an out of this world night of galactic fun.

1/9/2021 – Sink and Splash - Click here to register
Design a boat to carry heavy cargo, experiment with the behavior of water and create an ocean in a bottle as you splash your way through the night. Try not to get wet!

2/20/2021 – Game Design - Click here to register
Use your imagination and creativity as you design and build your own board game. Then roll the dice to see who goes first!

4/17/2021 – Earth Rocks - Click here to register
Dig into Earth’s rocks, erupt volcanoes and observe our planet in the DCM Planetarium as you put on your geologist’s hats for a night of rocking fun.