Merit Badge Workshops

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 scoutreach@mosi.org to request a late registration OR set up a private workshop for your troop. Additional fees apply for late registrations.

Questions? Email scoutreach@mosi.org

2018 - 2019 Merit Badge Workshops

Weather

Saturday August 18, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Discover the science behind extreme weather conditions and learn what it takes to be a meteorologist.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 9, 11

Last Day to Register: Thursday, August 9

Communication

Saturday, August 25, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

In a busy world that's always talking, learn how to communicate effectively. Work on writing small speeches, telling stories, and listening.

Prerequisites: 1, 4, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, August 16

Communication

Saturday, August 25, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

In a busy world that's always talking, learn how to communicate effectively. Work on writing small speeches, telling stories, and listening.

Prerequisites: 1, 4, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, August 16

Communication

Sunday, August 26, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

In a busy world that's always talking, learn how to communicate effectively. Work on writing small speeches, telling stories, and listening.

Prerequisites: 1, 4, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, August 16

Communication

Sunday, August 26, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

In a busy world that's always talking, learn how to communicate effectively. Work on writing small speeches, telling stories, and listening.

Prerequisites: 1, 4, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, August 16

Engineering

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, a adult free for every 10 scouts

Learn how engineers use science and technology to turn ideas into reality.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, September 6

Engineering

Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, a adult free for every 10 scouts

Learn how engineers use science and technology to turn ideas into reality.

Prerequisites: 1, 2, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, September 6

Electronics

Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Construct circuits with resistors and capacitors, learn about electrical components and more with this badge workshop!

Prerequisites: 1, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, October 18

Electronics

Sunday, October 28, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Construct circuits with resistors and capacitors, learn about electrical components and more with this badge workshop!

Prerequisites: 1, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, October 18

Robotics

Saturday, December 8, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Build and program robotic creations and compete in high-tech tournaments.

Prerequisites: 1, 7

Last Day to Register: Thursday, November 29

Robotics

Saturday, December 8, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Build and program robotic creations and compete in high-tech tournaments.

Prerequisites: 1, 7

Last Day to Register: Thursday, November 29

Chemistry

Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Explore the states of matter, learn about physical and chemical changes, and conduct fun, fizzing, foaming, and even explosive experiments in the lab!

Prerequisites: 5, 6a, 6b, 7

Last Day to register: Thursday, January 3

Chemistry

Sunday, January 13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Explore the states of matter, learn about physical and chemical changes, and conduct fun, fizzing, foaming, and even explosive experiments in the lab!

Prerequisites: 5, 6a, 6b, 7

Last Day to register: Thursday, January 3

Nuclear Science

Sunday, January 20, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, a free adult for every 10 scouts

Explore how nuclear reactors work, how we can use energy created through nuclear science, build tools that measure and track radiation, and more!

Prerequisites: 1, 2a, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 10

Space Exploration

Saturday, February 23, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Build and launch chemical rockets and design a space station as you discover the science behind exploring the stars.  Sign up for the Astronomy Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

*Please note that MOSI exhibits close at 5:00 pm

Prerequisites: 2, 5a or 5b, 6, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 14

Astronomy

Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Spend a fun filled evening at MOSI exploring the cosmos! Gaze into the night sky with telescopes in the Science Park, learn the stories behind the constellations in the Planetarium, and explore the moon using the Mission: Moonbase exhibit!  Sign up for the Space Exploration Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

*Please note that MOSI exhibits close at 6pm.

Prerequisites: 1, 6b, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 14

Game Design

Sunday, March 3, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Take your love for game-playing and delve into the world of game design, bend the rules to existing games and create new ones!

Prerequisites: 1, 3, 8b

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 21

Game Design

Sunday, March 3, from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Take your love for game-playing and delve into the world of game design, bend the rules to existing games and create new ones!

Prerequisites: 1, 3, 8b

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 21

Space Exploration

Saturday, March 9, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Build and launch chemical rockets and design a space station as you discover the science behind exploring the stars.  Sign up for the Astronomy Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

*Please note that MOSI exhibits close at 5:00 pm

Prerequisites: 2, 5a or 5b, 6, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 28

Astronomy

Saturday, March 9, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 free adult for every 10 scouts

Spend a fun filled evening at MOSI exploring the cosmos! Gaze into the night sky with telescopes in the Science Park, learn the stories behind the constellations in the Planetarium, and explore the moon using the Mission: Moonbase exhibit!  Sign up for the Space Exploration Workshop to get two badge workshops in one day!

*Please note that MOSI exhibits close at 6pm.

Prerequisites: 1, 6b, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, February 28

Environmental Science

Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Learn how you can protect the environment as you learn about ecosystems, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts.

Prerequisites: 1, 3e, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 28

Environmental Science

Sunday, April 7, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Learn how you can protect the environment as you learn about ecosystems, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts.

Prerequisites: 1, 3e, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 28

Environmental Science

Sunday, April 7, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

Learn how you can protect the environment as you learn about ecosystems, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts.

Prerequisites: 1, 3e, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, March 28

Sustainability

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Fee: $24 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

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

Prerequisites: 1, 2 (Water, Food, Energy B or C, Stuff), 5, 6

Last Day to Register: Thursday, April 18

Inventing

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free for every 10 scouts

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

Prerequisites: 1ab, 3c, 8, 9

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 2

Plant Science

Saturday, May 25, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Fee: $18 per scout, $4 per adult, 1 adult free per 10 scouts

Become a botanist for the day as you explore horticulture and agriculture.

Prerequisites: 6, 7, 8

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 16

Emergency Preparedness Camp-in

Saturday, June 8th 7:00 pm to Sunday June 9th 10:00 am

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 2019 Fun Patch for scouts, and general admission to MOSI.

Prerequisites: 1, 2c, 6, 7, 8, 9

Download our Handy Guide for a MOSI Camp-In here!

Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 23

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