Cost: $8 per Cub Scout, $5 per adult.*
Minimum participation: 10 Cub Scouts for each program.
*Fee includes visit to the Museum and special program which fulfills several requirements that qualify the Scout for a particular badge or achievement. If you do not have the required 10 scouts, watch for “Event Dates” throughout the year when multiple troops have the opportunity to participate together.
This program will fulfill requirement 4d of the How I Tell It Achievement.
Effective communication skills are important for people of all ages, as misunderstandings or conflicts can occur when we either don’t express ourselves clearly or we don’t listen to what the other person is saying. During this program, Scouts will discuss the importance of respectfully communicating with others to work through conflicts. They will discover heroes from around the world who used their communication skills to solve problems, and also engage in fun interactive exhibits, including our popular Shredder Machine and Friendship Box.
This program will fulfill requirements 12a – 12k of the Making Choices Achievement.
We make choices every day. Sometimes they are so easy we don’t even realize we’ve made them! But other times, the choices we face are more difficult, and we turn to our parents, friends, teachers, scout leaders or other role models for guidance. We will introduce Scouts to some of the heroes honored in our Museum and discuss the tough choices they made in order to do the right thing. Scouts will then have the chance to make some decisions of their own, as they navigate through several animated adventures in our new Heroes of Character interactive exhibit.
This program will fulfill requirements 3a, 3b, and 3j of the What Makes America Special? Achievement.
Over the course of our nation’s history, many people have worked together to protect our rights and ensure that our freedoms are expanded to include all of our citizens. In this program, your Scouts will discuss why they think America is special. They’ll learn about famous Americans who have contributed to improving our way of life, and then they’ll practice becoming “heroes of liberty” themselves!
This program will fulfill ALL of the requirements for the Ways We Worship Achievement.
There are many different religions in the world. Do your Scouts know that the United States was one of the first modern countries where everyone was free to practice the religion of their choice? Many heroes honored in our Museum have used their faith to make the world a better place. In this program, Scouts will focus on our Voyages gallery and discuss heroes who brought different religious groups together, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and other peace seekers.
This program will fulfill requirements 1, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Citizenship Activity Badge.
As citizens of the United States, our freedoms come with both rights and responsibilities. For instance, freedom of speech gives us the right to speak our minds, but we also have the responsibility to use that freedom for the good of others in our community. We must treat these freedoms with great care. Another aspect of good citizenship is the concept of making a difference. We become good citizens in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities when we reach out to help others. Scouts will discuss the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship and explore ways to help their communities.
Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.
During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.
Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!
Opened on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this is the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It showcases the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick is among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.
This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.
Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.