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Boy Scout and Cub Scout Scouting Activities at the Air Zoo

Earn badges and awards! The Air Zoo's long-standing relationship with scouting organizations offers many programs and opportunities. In addition to our scheduled activities, any of these merit badges and individual or combination elective adventures can be booked for your group!

Super Science Saturdays
During the Air Zoo s Super Science Saturdays, Cub Scouts complete many of the requirements for one or more Elective Adventure Loops and Webelo Adventure Pins in one exciting day! Each Super Science Saturday is tailored for a particular Cub Scout level. Other children may attend with the Cub Scout, but must be accompanied by an adult. The Air Zoo does not have the Adventure Loops and Pins, but each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch! Every registrant also receives a wrist band so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Participants may bring in their own lunches or plan to purchase lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe (prepaid at registration).

In addition to our scheduled scouting activities, an event can be customized for your pack or troop! For details or questions regarding any of our scouting activities, contact our Events Department via email at events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848!

Cub & Tiger Scouts:

Cub Scouts learn all about the fun of science.

Tiger Cub Super Science Saturday

Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop and Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop
November 4, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
(Drop-off for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
During half of this Super Science Saturday, Tiger Cubs will complete all of the requirements for the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop. They will create a secret code, learn sign language and Braille, and put on a science magic show for visitors to the Air Zoo. In the other half of the day, Tiger Cubs will complete most of the requirements for the Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop. They will learn how to use a real telescope, make their own constellation telescopes, and investigate careers in astronomy and space exploration.

Thank you for making this such an amazing event!
For info on booking your own private scouting event, contact the Air Zoo's Events Department via email at Events@airzoo.org, or via phone at 269.350.2848.



Wolf Cub Super Science Saturday

Digging in the Past Adventure Loop and Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop
December 9, 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Drop-off for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
During half of this Super Science Saturday, Wolf Cubs will complete the requirements for the Digging in the Past Adventure Loop. The junior paleontologists will investigate fossils, learn about dinosaurs, and really dig into the past. In the other half of the day, Wolf Cubs will complete the requirements for the Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop. They will experiment with the properties of air and make and fly airplanes and kites. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe prepaid at registration, for $6 each.

Thank you for making this such an amazing event!
For info on booking your own private scouting event, contact the Air Zoo's Events Department via email at Events@airzoo.org, or via phone at 269.350.2848.



Bear Cub Super Science Saturday

Super Science Adventure Loop and Forensics Adventure Loop
March 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Check-in for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
During half of this Super Science Saturday, Bear Cubs will complete the requirements for the Super Science Adventure Loop. They will experiment with static electricity, density, and chemical reactions in this super science adventure. In the other half of the day, Bear Cubs will complete the requirements for the Forensics Adventure Loop. The young CSI investigators will analyze fingerprints, separate substances using chemical analysis, and learn about careers in forensic science. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe prepaid at registration, for $6 each.

Scouts must be accompanied by an adult (multiple Scouts can attend with a single adult). Larger groups must have at least a 1 adult per 10 scout ratio.


Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018

Late Registration (add $3 per person): March 10 - 23, 2018
Fee: $22/scout |$12/adult
Limit: 60 participants


To register, click the button below. To add a Kitty Hawk Cafe Lunch for your scout, navigate back to this page before check-out, and click the "Add Lunch" button.

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Boy Scouts & Webelos

Rocketry Camp

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Day

January 20, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
(Check-in for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Boy Scouts will complete all the requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge during this fun and engaging day of exploring the history and science behind flight. Investigate the forces of flight and the control surfaces of an airplane using the Air Zoo's wind tunnel, and tour the Air Zoo's amazing collection of aircraft. Make, fly, and modify your own take-home glider. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe prepaid at registration, for $6 each.

Scouts must be accompanied by an adult (multiple Scouts can attend with a single adult). Larger groups must have at least a 1 adult per 10 scout ratio.


Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018

Late Registration (add $3 per person): January 6 - January 19, 2018
Fee: $25/scout |$12/adult
Limit: 150 participants



To register, click the button below. To add a Kitty Hawk Cafe Lunch for your scout, navigate back to this page before check-out, and click the "Add Lunch" button.

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Webelo Super Science Saturday

Adventures in Science Adventure Pin and Earth Rocks Adventure Pin
February 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Check-in for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
During half of this Super Science Saturday, Webelos will complete most of the requirements for the Adventures in Science Adventure Pin. They will begin their fair test of a fertilizer s effects on plant growth (to be finished at home or at future Scout meetings), make and launch (weather permitting) model rockets, and experiment with electric circuits. In the other half of the day, Webelos will complete most of the requirements for the Earth Rocks Adventure Pin. They will discuss geology with a visiting earth scientist, and learn to identify and test rocks and minerals. Scouts may complete the rock hunt requirements in advance of this event and bring in their finds to identify. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe prepaid at registration, for $6 each.

Scouts must be accompanied by an adult (multiple Scouts can attend with a single adult). Larger groups must have at least a 1 adult per 10 scout ratio.


Registration Deadline: February 9, 2018

Late Registration (add $3 per person): February 10 - 23, 2018
Fee: $24/scout |$12/adult
Limit: 70 participants


To register, click the button below. To add a Kitty Hawk Cafe Lunch for your scout, navigate back to this page before check-out, and click the "Add Lunch" button.

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Boy Scout Space Exploration Merit Badge Day

April 14, 2018
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
(Check-in for scouts is between 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Spend the day at the Air Zoo while completing all requirements for the Space Exploration Merit Badge. Discover both the historical and future implications of exploring space, research the technology and products developed directly from the space program, and build and launch (weather permitting) a model rocket. Registrants may bring in a bag lunch or order lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe, prepaid at registration, for $6 each.

Scouts must be accompanied by an adult (multiple Scouts can attend with a single adult). Larger groups must have at least a 1 adult per 10 scout ratio.


Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

Late Registration (add $3 per person): March 31 - April 13, 2018
Fee: $27/scout |$12/adult
Limit: 150 participants

To register, click the button below. To add a Kitty Hawk Cafe Lunch for your scout, navigate back to this page before check-out, and click the "Add Lunch" button.


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In addition to our scheduled scouting activities, an event can be customized for your pack or troop! For details or questions regarding any of our scouting activities, contact our Events Department via email at events@airzoo.org, or via telephone at 269-350-2848.

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