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Scout Programs at MOSI

Enrich your scouting experience at MOSI through our exciting hands-on science and technology workshops and overnight fun during our camp-in events.

  

Scout Workshops are a fun and exciting way to complement your badges and pins. Fees include an instructor-led workshop with all materials and MOSI admission for the entire group. Special discounts for group IMAX shows and lunches are available. Sign up for one of our scheduled programs or arrange for a private workshop or camp-in by calling 813-987-6000.

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Girl Scout Programs

  

MOSI has exciting, technology and science-packed experiences for girls with a variety of interests. Through hands-on, challenging and fun activities, MOSI helps Girl Scouts working on Badges and Journeys as well as provide new and exciting opportunities to explore careers and the sciences found in everyday life. Participants are welcome to explore MOSI’s exhibits before or after programs.

Registration closes one-week prior to workshop date. No registrations accepted the day of the workshop.

  

 

 

Minecraft Mania Workshop for Brownies                        Scouts Badge Workshops in Tampa Daisies Brownies Juniors Cadettes

Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. - noon    

rogram Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Computer Expert

Master computer basics while exploring the world of Minecraft in our I-Lab!

 

 

Bubble, Pop and Fizz Workshop for Brownies

Saturday, August 16, from 10a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Home Scientist

Explore the different states of matter through a series of fun, silly, messy science experiments in MOSI’s STEAM Lab!

 

Hitchhiking Robots Workshop for Juniors

 Saturday, August 16 , from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Geocaching

Learn to how to geocache, build a robot mascot for your troop and send it on a worldwide adventure you can follow online!

 

  

 

Mini Science Detectives Workshop for Daisies

Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Petal: Courageous and Strong

 Become a science fiction detective and determine what is true and what is fiction through fun, hands-on experiments!

 

 

 

 

Style Scientists Workshop for Cadettes

 Saturday, August 30, from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Eating for Beauty

Explore the science behind style and beauty as you create homemade beauty products, design futuristic and eco-friendly fashions, and learn how eating healthy can make you beautiful on the inside and the outside.

 

Drip, Dribble and Splat Painting Workshop for Brownies

 Saturday, September 13, from 10a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Painting

Explore all the different ways you can paint and set your inner artist free! Paint a still life with thick impasto paints like Van Gogh; splatter and drip paint on a canvas like Pollock; create a giant mural like Rivera; and more!

 

Fashion Sketch Artists Workshop for Juniors

 Saturday, September 13, from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Drawing

Learn about different drawing techniques as you create a fashion line! Try out different drawing tools, learn how to shade, create a logo for your fashion line on the computer, and more! Then put your collection together in a portfolio to take home.

 

Flutter and Fly Workshop for Daisies and Brownies

Saturday, September 27, from 10a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Bugs

Petal: Make the World a Better Place

Learn about butterflies and birds. Make a recycled bird feeder, create a nesting material hanger, and plant a mini butterfly garden.

 

Blooms and Aromatherapy Workshop for Juniors

 Saturday, September 27, from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Badge: Flowers

Spend the afternoon learning about the flowers in BioWorks Garden and then make an aromatherapy scent to take home!

 

Private Scout Programs:

Reserve a Private Scout Workshop or Private Scout Camp-In if you cannot make one of the scheduled dates or if you are interested in a specific topic and program for your Girl Scout group. The minimum required for a private workshop is 15 scouts. 

 

CAMP-IN PROGRAMS

 

 

Private Scout Camp-Ins:

Reserve a Private Scout Camp-In if you cannot make one of the scheduled dates or you are interested in a specific topic for your Scout group. The minimum required attendance for this type of Camp-In is 40 Scouts.  Registration for public scout programs closes two-weeks prior to camp-in date. 

 

 

Registration Information:
Call 1-800-995-6674 to make reservations. Scout groups must register with a minimum of 40 Scouts at least one month prior to the Camp-In. We encourage partnering with other groups to fill a Camp-In. A single payment for the group can be made by credit card at the time of registration or in person by check at MOSI. If you must cancel the reservation, you need to do so at least 20 business days prior to the Camp-In to receive a refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. 

 

 

 Boy Scout Programs

 

 

Boy Scouts develop new interests and earn badges through MOSI’s programs and badge workshops in hands-on science and technology explorations in the science lab, outdoors in our nature preserve or in our technology centers. Participants are welcome to explore MOSI’s exhibits before or after programs.

Scouts are responsible for bringing Blue Cards to Merit Badge workshops. MOSI does not provide Blue Cards.

Workbooks for Merit Badge workshops are available under the description of the workshop. Items that are required to be completed prior to the workshop are circled in the workbook and scouts are responsible for bringing a copy of the workbook to the workshop. Blue Cards will only be signed if all required items are completed in the workbook.

Registration closes one-week prior to workshop date. No registrations accepted the day of the workshop.

 

  Nova and Supernova Workshops

 

New STEM Boy Scout workshops available at MOSI! MOSI is proud to offer STEM workshops required for the Nova and Supernova Awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts. Workshops will engage scouts in hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Please check the Boy Scouts of America website to determine which workshops are required to earn each award or contact our Groups and Outreach Manager for more information.

 

 

Artist Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, July 26, from 9a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Art and technology meet in this workshop as you use computer art programs to tell a story with pictures, design a logo, and paint a still life.

Pre-Requisites: none

 

Artist Belt Loop and Pin Workshop

Saturday, July 26, from 1 – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Stretch your imagination as you paint a landscape in MOSI’s Backwoods, create a painting using a computer art program, and discover the science behind art.


Caving Trip for Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Fee: $36 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Earn the Geology Merit Badge while exploring caves in the Withalocoochie Forest! Transportation is not provided. Please pack drinks and a lunch.

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2, 3


Tech Talk Nova Workshop for Cub Scouts

Sunday, August 3, from noon – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Explore, discover and experiment with technology found throughout MOSI. Includes Computer Belt Loop activities.

 

Shoot! Nova Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, August 3, from 3 - 6p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Shoot for the sky as you launch marshmallows in the air with catapults, watch for satellites up above, and build a roller coaster that makes marbles jump!

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2

 

Inventor Merit Badge Workshop

 

Saturday, August 9, from 9a.m. – noon

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

From idea to patent, discover how inventions affect our daily lives while creating a working prototype of your own invention in our Idea Zone Lab.

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin Workshop

 

Saturday, August 9, from 1p.m. – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Discover local wildlife in MOSI's Backwoods and help with a conservation project!

 

Swing! Nova Workshop for Cub Scouts

 

Sunday, August 17, from noon – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Experiment with levers found throughout MOSI to learn about the laws of motion and machines. Includes Math Belt Loop activities.

 

Start Your Engines! Nova Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, August 17, from 3 - 6p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Learn about transportation technology as you build a vehicle of your own design and race to the finish line!

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2

 

Photography Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, August 23, from 9a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Learn about digital photography as you create a digital photography exhibit in MOSI’s I-Lab. Bring your digital camera and a thumb drive to save your work.

Pre-Requisites: none

 

Mathematics Belt Loop and Pin Workshop

 

Saturday, August 23, from 1 – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Discover that math is a part of our everyday life and all around us using MOSI exhibits!

 

1-2-3 Go! Nova Workshop for Cub Scouts

 

Sunday, August 31, from noon – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Use math to crack codes and create your own ciphers, learn what your weight would be on the moon, and more! Includes Math Pin activities.

 

Designed to Crunch Nova Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, August 31, from 3 - 6p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Learn how math is a part of our daily lives as you crunch numbers related to horsepower, sports statistics and counting stars in our planetarium!

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2

 

Communication Belt Loop and Pin Badge Workshop

 

Saturday, September 6, from 10a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Use MOSI's I-Lab to explore the world of communication, create secret codes, and interview MOSI staff members that communicate using different methods.

 

Sustainability Merit Badge Workshop

 

Saturday, September 6, from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable environment through conservation and waste reduction.

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2(Water A, Food A, Energy B, Stuff A)

 

STEM Activity Topic: Science Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, September 14, from noon – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Use the scientific method to explore the home chemistry behind the explosively fun Mentos Geyser.

STEM Activity Topic: Technology Workshop for Boy Scouts

Sunday, September 14, from 3 - 6p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Explore entertainment technology, learn how some special effects are created for movies and create your own photograph or short film enhanced with special effects using MOSI’s Media Lab.

 

Science Belt Loop and Pin Workshop

 

Saturday, September 20, from 10a.m. - noon

Program Fee: $12 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Explore chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science in this fast paced workshop as you launch rockets, build molecule models, and more!

 

Model Making and Design Merit Badge Workshop

 

Saturday, September 20, from 1 – 4p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Spend an afternoon in MOSI's Idea Zone building models of buildings, cars, and contraptions for a science fiction movie!

Pre-Requisites: 1, 2, 6

 

STEM Activity Topic: Engineering Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, September 28, from noon – 3p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Hone your engineering skills as you compete in an egg drop contest at MOSI!

 

STEM Activity Topic: Math Workshop for Boy Scouts

 

Sunday, September 28, from 3 - 6p.m.

Program Fee: $18 per scout; 1 adult free per 5 scouts

Use mathematics to create a safe model for bungee jumping for the Acme Daredevil Adventure Company then watch your toy bungee jumpers take the leap at MOSI!

 

CAMP-IN PROGRAMS  

 

 

Superhero Blockbuster Premier!

Photography Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts and Webelos

Saturday, August 9, at 5 p.m. - Sunday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m.

Program Fee: $35 per scout; $24 per adult; 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Spend an evening at MOSI learning how to use your cameras for photography and film making. Then use your new skills to make awesome super hero themed photos and short films using props, costumes, green screen technology and photo editing software. Finish the Camp In with a red carpet world premiere of your films and photos the following morning! Scouts should bring a digital camera and memory card.

Fee includes the workshop, pizza dinner, cereal breakfast, and IMAX film and exhibit exploration time.

 

Private Scout Programs:

Reserve a Private Scout Workshop or Private Scout Camp-In if you cannot make one of the scheduled dates or if you are interested in a specific topic and program for your Boy Scout group. The minimum required for a private workshop is 15 scouts. The minimum required for a private Camp-In is 40 scouts.

 

Private Scout Camp-Ins:

Reserve a Private Scout Camp-In if you cannot make one of the scheduled dates or you are interested in a specific topic for your Scout group. The minimum required attendance for this type of Camp-In is 40 Scouts.

Registration Information:

Call 1-800-995-6674 to make reservations. Scout groups must register with a minimum of 40 Scouts at least one month prior to the Camp-In. We encourage partnering with other groups to fill a Camp-In. A single payment for the group can be made by credit card at the time of registration or in person by check at MOSI. If you must cancel the reservation, you need to do so at least 20 business days prior to the Camp-In to receive a refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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