Discovery is proud to offer the following badge programs:
-Daisies: Rosie Petal
-Brownies: Computer Expert, Home Scientist, Inventor, Bugs, Make Your Own
-Juniors: Entertainment Technology, Detective, Product Designer, Make Your Own
-Cadettes: Night Owl, Make Your Own
-Seniors: Science of Style, Sky, Make Your Own
Each one meets some (but not all) of the badge requirements and includes a Discovery Museum patch.
Below are our offerings for Fall 2018-Spring 2019. All offerings are pending minimum attendance numbers. Please contact Girl Scouts of Connecticut directly for pricing and registration information for the below events.
If your troop is interested in a different experience, please contact Sarah Tropp-Pacelli at (203) 372-3521 ext. 114.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 AM- 12 PM (Register by November 1st)
Calling all young astronomers! Spend the morning at the Museum under the starry dome of our Planetarium, and learn about the planets and stars. Observe some real astronauts in space and help them with their microgravity experiments about the space shuttle. We’ll learn about space destinations and prepare for our own turn to blast off to the Moon! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; No Tagalongs)
Discovery Astronomy Club
Meets on the following Fridays, 6-9 PM: January 25, 2019; February 22, 2019; March 29, 2019 (Register by January 9th)
Want an out-of-this-world experience? Join us to learn about the Universe and what we can (and can’t) see in the night sky. Explore the life cycle of stars and the formation of planets, and see how telescopes help us understand our special place in the Universe. Registration is for the full three-session series. Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult; no Tagalongs)
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9 AM – 12 PM (Register by November 15th)
Saturday, January 19, 2019 9 AM – 12 PM (Register by January 3rd)
Put your sleuth skills to the test! We will break codes to understand secret messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery substances as well as blood spatter patterns. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and save the day! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; no Tagalongs)
Challenger Mission: Moon
Friday, November 2, 2018 (Register by October 24th)
The year is 2040. Your mission: send a crew of astronauts to the Moon and establish a permanent colony. Astronauts aboard the spacecraft and scientists in mission control must work together to repair a probe, analyze lunar samples, and establish a lunar base wile communicating effectively and protecting the health and safety of the crew. Are you up for the challenge? Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; no Tagalongs)
Blast Off! Rocket Design Workshop
3…2…1…Blast off! In teams, Juniors and Cadettes will receive a budget and learn how to balance it and write checks. They will use their budget to purchase materials for their rocket design, which they will then launch to test. We will use the Engineering Design Process to plan, build, evaluate, and redesign rockets for optimal launch. Fee includes planetarium show and Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult, no Tagalongs.)