Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers guided trails, workshops, and service projects that are appropriate for all types of groups with an interest in exploring the outdoors, including Cub Scouts, Webelos, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Campfire, Bluebirds, and YMCA Guides.
Your group is also welcome to pay regular admission and tour the Museum and Sanctuary on your own (admission is included with programs). Between the museum and live animal exhibits, miles of hiking trails, and picnic areas, there is something for every group!
Scout Badge Workshops
Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups.
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$15 per participant
Museum admission for the day is free with workshop purchase. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance at the workshop; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts.
Scout Badge Workshops
Our Merit Badge workshops are led by Merit Badge Counselors and are typically offered once or twice a year. Many requirements are completed during each workshop, but some work may need to be done outside of the workshop in order to complete all requirements. See individual merit badge descriptions for more details. Pre-registration is required.
Environmental Science Merit Badge
Participation in both part 1 & 2 required.
Watch for more programs next spring!
Hiking for Scouts
Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 minutes hiking our unique landscape. See the schedule below for dates. Have a group of 10 or more? We may be able to arrange a private hike for your group; contact us for availability. Available September through May, as scheduled.
$10 per child (age 3-12)
$13 per adult chaperone
Admission to museum included. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts. For every 10 paid scouts, get one (1) adult free (when paid for and reserved simultaneously with all 10 scouts).
October 10, 2pm
January 23, 2pm
February 20, 10am
March 27, 10am
The Heard welcomes scouts and other groups to assist with special service projects. Picking up trash from our grounds and trails is always an available project option for groups of all sizes. Other projects such as trail and sanctuary maintenance, habitat restoration, and handiwork jobs may be available. If your group has an idea for a particular project, you may also submit it for consideration. All service projects must be pre-scheduled. Ages: 10 through adult.
Thank you for your interest in participating in scouting activities at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary! Please use the following guidelines to ensure your group has a wonderful visit.