boy scout workshopCamp-Ins

Spend the night at Discovery Center! Select from our scheduled dates and themes for Cub Scouts 2016-17 or invent your own overnight adventure with a Private Camp-In. We may combine your group with another to meet minimum numbers. Advance registration and advance payment are required. Registration closes one week prior to event.

For scheduled events, $45 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Deposit counts toward full amount. Only approximate number of participants required at registration. Fees: $30 per child / $15 per adult. Fee includes all activity materials, evening snack, morning breakfast; scouts receive Discovery Center Museum patch.  Scout awards not included.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available up to one week prior to event, minus deposit. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.

For additional questions, contact Meghan Richards at meghanr@discoverycentermuseum.org or call 815-972-2843.

Mail-In Registration Form 2016-17
Sample Camp-In Agenda
Camp-In Adult Survival Guide


2017 Camp-in Dates

Blast Off!: Saturday, January 7


Launch a rocket and learn about lift as you experiment with Bernoulli’s Principle and Newton’s Laws of Motion! Discover pressure dynamics with toys, and more!


Natural Disasters: Saturday, January 28


Make a miniature volcano, capture a cloud, bottle a tornado, experience the hair-raising effects of lightning, boost your disaster preparedness, and witness an explosive demo!


Mythbusters!: Saturday, March 4; Saturday, May 6


Have you ever wondered (but been too scared to test) what happens when you eat PopRocks and Coke? What would happen if you dropped a penny from a skyscraper Use science to test out myths and decide: are they plausible or BUSTED?


Mad Scientist - Saturday, April 1


Measure, pour, and mix your way into the scientific method as you experiment with chemical reactions. Play with polymers, cause color changes, and more!


Grossology - Saturday, April 8


Get hands-on with the “ins and outs” of digestion.  Discover which intestinal formula triggers diarrhea; make mucus, and fabricate phlegm.  No giggling, please.


Starry Skies: Saturday, April 29


Model moon phases; construct a star map, craft glowing constellations; learn about light pollution; and take a guided tour through the night sky in our planetarium. Weather permitting, use telescopes to scope out the night.