The Museum is the perfect destination for scout troops. Play, create and investigate with your troop!

Girl Scouts / Cub Scouts

Group rate admissions are available! 

A minimum of 15 admissions is required to receive the group rate.

  • Reservation must be booked at least two weeks in advance based on availability. 
  • If you would like to book a group trip, please call Abby at 309-433-3455 or complete our online form. Click here for Field Trip form. 

Additionally, click on the Innovation Station tab on the left hand side of your screen! The Innovation Station is a platform to engage children and families in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through hands-on learning experiences. It is a space where kids create, make, discover, investigate, and invent.  We offer free programming in the Station that may be perfect for your scouts!

Girls Scout Mechanical Engineering Workshops

Daisy – Roller Coaster Workshop
Start with exploring kinetic and potential energy. Then use your inventiveness to design, build and test your own roller coaster.
9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15

Brownie – Race Car Design Workshop
Start by learning about the force of friction while expanding on your knowledge of kinetic and potential energy. Then use your creativity to design build and test your own car design.
Saturday, April 15 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Juniors – Paddle Boat Workshop
Expand your knowledge of kinetic and potential energy while exploring elasticity. Add your knowledge of buoyancy, friction, and water resistance to solve the problem of creating the best paddle boat design.
1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15