The Michigan Science Center offers a full array of scouting programs and overnight adventures. Email or call 313.577.8400, ext. 428 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our workshop dates have changed.

Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA

Girl Scouts


November 10, 2019 Sky is the Limit Register
May 17, 2020 Sky is the Limit Register


October 20, 2019 Between Earth and Sky Journey Quest Register
December 8, 2019 Space Science Explorer Register
January 26, 2020 Robotics Register
March 21, 2020 Mechanical Engineering Register


November 3, 2019 Motor Away Register
January 19, 2020 Germs Alive Register
May 3, 2020 Digging in the Past Register


November 2, 2019 Wonders of Water Journey Quest Register
February 1, 2020 Robotics Register
March 22, 2020 Senses Register
April 19, 2020 Space Science Adventurer Register
May 23, 2020 Mechanical Engineering Register
June 7, 2020 Bugs Register


February 2, 2020 Super Science Register
March 7, 2020 Robotics Register
April 26, 2020 Forensics Register


October 13, 2019 Entertainment Technology Register
December 15, 2019 Detective Register
January 18, 2020 Mechanical Engineering Register
February 15, 2020 Robotics Register
March 29, 2020 Space Science Investigator Register
May 9, 2020 Flowers Register

Webelos/Arrow of Light

November 17, 2019 Adventures in Science Register
January 12, 2020 Engineer Register
March 15, 2020 Earth Rocks Register


November 30, 2019 Breathe Journey Quest Register
March 28, 2020 Robotics Register

Scouts BSA

October 12, 2019 Environmental Science Register
January 25, 2020 Chemistry Register
February 22, 2020 Robotics Register
April 4, 2020 Weather Register
May 16, 2020 Astronomy Register
June 6, 2020 Environmental Science Register


November 16, 2019 Sow What Journey Quest Register
April 25, 2020 Robotics Register

Workshop Details

  • Fees: workshop fees include general admission.
  • Lunch: scouts can bring a lunch or purchase food from the Cosmic Cafe. Workshop includes a scheduled lunch time.
  • Patches: scouts will receive a Michigan Science Center patch at the end of the workshop. Scout badge purchases are the responsibility of the Scout Leader and are not included in the workshop price.
  • Registration: advance registration is required and closes 10 days prior to the workshop. Late registrations will include a $2 fee per person and must be registered through the Camp and Scout Program Manager. Walk-ins are not accepted. Member discount and free passes do not apply to workshops or overnights. 
  • Scouts who are attending the workshop on their own and not with their troop MUST have an adult accompany them for the workshop.
  • Capacity: minimum 15 scouts, maximum 25 scouts. Workshops dates can be requested with a minimum of 15 scouts.
  • Cancellations: no refunds, exchanges only. Costs already applied may be transferred to another date within the current scouting season. Cancellations made between 10 days and one hour prior to start of the workshop will be charged a rescheduling fee of $5 per scout.


Camp-ins at the Michigan Science Center offer scouts hands-on fun in a one-of-a-kind learning environment. Each overnight program includes theme-related activities, a late night snack, and nutritious breakfast. Scouts will receive an overnight patch and a Michigan Science Center patch as part of their overnight experience.

Cost: $50 per person.

To schedule your overnight, or for more information, call 313.577.8400, ext. 428.

Overnight Details

  • Capacity: minimum 50 people, maximum 100 people
  • Dates: overnights can be requested for an open date with 50 people minimum required
  • Participants: overnight dates are first come, first served. If you are unable to get 50 people to attend, you have the option to have the overnight listed as partially full to allow another troop to join in with each troop responsible for the cost of their attendees. If another troop is unable to attend to meet the minimum of 50 people, your troop is responsible for covering the costs for the full amount.
  • Registration: advanced registration is required. Registration closes 10 days prior to the event. Late registration will incur an additional cost ($5 per each attendee). Walk-ins are not accepted.