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.
This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service.
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SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown – outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. Learn more.
In conjunction with NLM's SPACELAB Exhibit, on Thursday evening, August 23, Philadelphia-based artist Danielle Conyers of Escape Threads will lead an embroidery workshop to create a one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn pulsar map on a wood hoop canvas. No previous stitching knowledge is necessary. Learn more and register today.
The Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank that brings the insights of scholarship to America’s foreign policies, kicks off its 2018 fall/winter series of events at the NLM on Thursday, September 6 with a conversation on the Putin regime and political murder in Russia. Learn more and register today.