Boy Scouts

All merit badge workshops are lead by experienced, knowledgeable, and engaging merit badge counselors. Program fee includes all supplies for hands-on activities, parking, and admission to MOSI after the program.

Please bring your own Merit Badge Worksheet and Blue Card. Scouts must be at least 13 years old to attend a workshop without an adult.

Missed the Registration Date? Email to request a late registration OR set up a private workshop for your troop. Additional fees apply for late registrations.

Questions? Email

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Emergency Preparedness Camp-In

Saturday June 2nd 7pm to Sunday June 3rd 11am

Program Fee: $40 per scout, $20 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

A hurricane is headed towards the Tampa Bay area and you are setting up a shelter at MOSI! Learn how to prepare for and survive a natural disaster, as you spend the night at a mock hurricane shelter and emergency center. The camp-in includes the Emergency Preparedness merit badge workshop, light snack, sleeping at MOSI, light breakfast, parking, a MOSI 2018 Fun Patch for scouts, and general admission to MOSI.

Prerequisites: 1, 2c, 6, 7, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 17

Download our handy guide to a MOSI camp-in here!


Saturday, June 9, from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Program Fee: $30 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Dive into Oceanography with MOSI staff through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. This program meets off-site at Fort De Soto Park. Transportation is not included and carpooling is strongly encouraged. A small entrance fee is charged by the park per vehicle.

Prerequisites: 2, 5, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 31

Download directions and frequently asked questions for this program here!