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Earn your Boy Scout and Girl Scout Merit Badges at the Downtown Aquarium! Start earning badges today, call us and book now at 713-315-5112. Each program is only 3 hours and includes a snack.

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Scouts Only! Overnight!

You've seen the aquarium during the day, but at night it can be a whole different world! Bring your troop to Downtown Aquarium. Explore the wacky and wonderful animals and their habitats while earning your next badge. Program activities include interactive programming that fulfills badge requirements, crafts and our Rise 'n Shine breakfast. Bring your sleeping bags and snooze amongst the White Tigers!

Cost: $59.95 per Scout
*actual award not included

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Brownies / Girl Scouts

Science in Action

Can something be a solid and liquid at the same time? How can you separate colors after they have been mixed? Join our educators and preform experiments to answer all your questions and more! This program is offered as a three hour day program or during a Wild Dreams Overnight and satisfies all requirements to earn the Science In Action badge.
Program activities include:

  • Making weird glop
  • Blowing up balloons without air
  • Paper chromatography
  • Science in technology hunt

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Brownie Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

Pets Badge

Whether they're cute and cuddly, or slimy and scaly, pets are so much fun! The Downtown Aquarium will teach girls how to choose a pet that's right for them and how to make sure it stays happy and healthy. The girls will complete all requirements to earn their Pets Badge during a three hour day program or during a Wild Dreams Overnight.
Program activities include:

  • Pet bingo
  • Pet health scavenger hunt
  • Create a pet toy craft
  • 'Shop' for pet supplies

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Brownie Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

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Junior Girl Scouts

Water Wonders

Dive into Scouting and work on your next badge, Water Wonders. We will cover many of the fundamentals on water and what makes it such an important resource for our animals.
Program activities include:

  • Learning about underwater life
  • Putting water to work
  • Testing salt water vs. fresh water
  • Finding out where water you drink comes from
  • Making your own water cycle
  • Learning how to prevent water shortages

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Junior Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

Weather Watch

How can the weather be predicted? What should you do if disaster strikes? Learn everything you need to know and earn your Weather Watch badge at the Downtown Aquarium. This program is offered as a three hour day program or during a Wild Dreams Overnight.
Topics and program activities include:

  • Weather maps
  • Build a cloud
  • Cloud weather
  • Weather smarts
  • Frontal systems
  • Build a weather instrument

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Junior Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

Animal Habitats

The Downtown Aquarium invites girls to explore animals that live in the wild and learn how to protect their natural habitats. Activities provided by the Downtown Aquarium satisfy all steps to earn the Animal Habitats badge. This activity is offered as a three hour day program or during a Wild Dreams Overnight.
Program activities include:

  • Create an animal house
  • Investigate animal habitats
  • Explore endangered habitats
  • Observe animal behaviors

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Junior Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

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Cub Scouts

Science Academic Pin and Belt Loop

Learn what it takes to be a scientist! Discover the scientific method and use it to analyze experiments, build objects, and observe animals. This program is offered as a three hour day program or during a Wild Dreams Overnight.
Program activities include:

  • Learning about underwater life
  • Getting to know a scientist
  • Using the scientific method
  • Growing plants
  • Building a clay boat
  • Building atoms and molecules
  • Learning about solids, liquids, and gases

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Cub Scouts and their adult leaders.

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Cadette Scouts

Night Owl Badge

With modern-day electricity, it's easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. The Downtown Aquarium invites girls to stay up late and tour our exhibit at night! This program is offered as an overnight and allows the girls to complete all requirements to earn their Night Owl Badge.

  • Discover nocturnal adaptations
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Create a nocturnal animal craft
  • Explore the exhibit in the dark!

Cost: $59.95 per Scout
*actual award not included

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