Cub Scout Overnights

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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


2019 - 2020 Scout Programs

Earth Rocks: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Click to register

Model two types of volcanic eruptions and classify rocks and minerals. Create with recycled materials, witness the wonders of lightning, and find Earth's place in space in the planetarium.


Game Design: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - Click to register

It’s your turn! Decide what makes the best games in both low and high-tech games. Kids and grown-ups work together to conceptualize, design, and create an original board game to take home!


Moon and Stars: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Click to register

Walk your way through the night sky, identify planets and constellations, model the solar system, and invent your own satellite


Sink and Splash: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Click to register

Dive into density as we fiddle with layered liquids to make a toy; build a buoyant boat, test the properties of H2O and make a splash!