girl scouts science of funBadge Workshops

Complete your badge requirements at Discovery Center! Select from our themes for Girl Scout Events 2017-2018.

Advance registration and advance payment are required. $12 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. Deposit counts toward full amount. Only approximate number of participants required for registration. Full payment and firm numbers due 2 business days prior to event. Adult fee waved for second workshop, same day. Total minimum payment for all workshops is $130 regardless of attendance. Additional supply/program fee may apply***.

If you think you may be eligible for a scholarship, contact Meghan Richards 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 prior to event, minus deposit. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.

For additional questions or to make a reservation, contact Meghan Richards at or call 815-972-2843.



Girl Scout Workshop Pricing

  • $12 per scout per program*

  • Minimum 10 scouts

  • $5 per adult

  • Price includes museum admission (please allow time to visit museum before or after program)

  • Add $2 per scout for a Planetarium Show (unless already included in scout program).

  • Please note: Cadettes Night Owl is $15 per scout due to telescope material fee


Girl Scout Skill Building Badges


  • Clover Petal: Learn how to use the earth’s resources wisely. Save energy, recycle, and discover what trash is biodegradable. Make a necklace from recycled materials! (1 hour) 


  • Home Scientist: Learn the difference between mixtures and solutions, play with static electricity, cause a chemical reaction, make a density toy and slime. (1.5 hours)

  • Inventor: Discover some local inventions, like silly putty invented by General Electric! Brainstorm your own ideas, make a model, and create your own invention! (1.5 hours)


  • Entertainment Technology: Learn about animation, optical illusions and sound. Make a thumatrope, 3D glasses, a rubber band guitar and a catapult. (1.5 hours)

  • Detective: Test your observation skills and learn a secret code. Solve a crime at the museum using chromatography, fingerprint analysis, and comparing DNA. (1.5 hours)



  • Night Owl: See a planetarium show and learn all about stars and constellations. Make a star finder and your own telescope. Planetarium show included. (1.5 hours) Please note: $15 per scout due to telescope material fee

  • Special Agent: Identify your own fingerprint pattern. Acquire forensic skills to match tread marks, compare blood splatter, and extract DNA to solve a crime! (1.5 hours)