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Youth Organizations Outings and Overnights

Beyond the Great Outdoors

Space survival, robots, missions to Mars — there’s nothing on Earth like the Cosmosphere. Our camps are popular with scouts and other youth groups because we go above and beyond exploring the great outdoors. We explore the universe.

Cub Scounts
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts
Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club
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Explore the Cosmosphere

We’re a world-class space museum with a planetarium, real rockets, and visiting astronauts. But we’re more than that. We’re a science center staffed with educators ready to help you on your mission to prepare the next generation of leaders and explorers.

Train Like Astronauts

We offer hands-on adventure and learning experiences, from building robots to lunar landings to pulling Gs in the centrifuge. Youth train like astronauts and emerge from the experience with leadership skills.

Plan Your Visit

We offer ready-made programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, 4-H, church groups, and more. Open weekends can be reserved and customized for your group. Registration is required two weeks in advance for group rate discounts. Programs typically run from check-in at 12:30 pm on Saturdays to 11 am on Sundays.


$90 Youth / $40 Leaders & Guests
Dinner and breakfast included

Programs and Badges

All requirements for the badges listed are covered, pending weather conditions for outdoor activities.

Earn Merit Badges and More

Participants can earn badges, patches, awards, and journey requirements in space and related STEAM subjects. See schedule and program topics for specific merit-earning opportunities.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Adventurer patch
Girl Scouts Investigator patch
Girl Scouts Researcher patch
Girl Scouts Robotics patch


Scouts Robotics patch
Scouts Space Exploration patch
Space Exploration
Scouts Nuclear Science patch
Nuclear Science
Scouts Engineering patch
Scouts Aviation patch
Scouts Astronomy patch
Scouts Weather patch
Scouts Programming patch

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts Out Of This World patch
Out Of This World
Cub Scouts Cubs Can Code patch
Cubs Can Code
Cub Scouts Robotics patch

Out of this World Experiences

Make your next group outing the most memorable and meaningful yet.

Want to Learn More?

The renovated galleries in the Hall of Space are open. While many artifacts are on display during this time, the exhibits and graphics won’t be fully completed until late 2024.​