boy scout workshopCamp-Ins

Spend the night at Discovery Center! Select from our scheduled dates and themes below or invent your own overnight adventure with a Private Camp-In (call 815-972-2843 to schedule your private overnight). We may combine your group with another to meet minimum numbers. Purchase your tickets as soon as you are able; some events will sell out.

Ticket sales close one week prior to event.

*To purchase your tickets, click on the date of the event on the list below*

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 Meghan Richards at scouts@discoverycentermuseum.org 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 prior to event. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.
For additional questions, contact Meghan Richards at scouts@discoverycentermuseum.org or call 815-972-2843.

Private Camp-In 2017-18
Camp-In Adult Survival Guide


2017-2018 Camp-in Dates


Mad Scientist:  Saturday, April 7, 2018


Measure, pour, and mix your way into the scientific method as you experiment with chemical reactions. Play with polymers, cause color changes, and more!
Bears complete Super Science, Webelos complete Adventures in Science


Grossology:  Saturday, April 28, 2018


Get hands-on with the ins and “outs” of digestion. Discover which intestinal formula triggers diarrhea; make mucus, and fabricate phlegm. No giggling, please.
Wolves complete Germs Alive, Bears work on Super Science, Webelos work on Adventures in Science