You pick the day, time, and badge. There is a minimum of eight scouts required to run a private workshop. (While all badge requirements are completed, badges are NOT included). Workshops are between two and a half and three hours long.
Start this workshop with a tour of our library (yes, The Museum has a library!) as you see how different books have been made throughout history. Then take apart a book to see what is inside, use this knowledge to make your own planner, and more! You will leave this workshop with at least two homemade books.
Did you know that The Museum has comic art in its Collection? View some of this work as you learn techniques used by famous artists, and how they told stories with only a few words. Then make your own comic from start to finish!
Spend the day exploring the dark! Look at works of art that feature night themes, interview Museum nighttime staff, and see a Planetarium show. Plus lean about animals that are adapted to the night and create your own nocturnal animal. This badge is best completed in the evening hours.
This badge explores the science of crime scene investigations! Learn what to look for in fingerprints, see how good you are at being an eyewitness, and extract DNA from fruit. Then see if you have what it takes to be a forensic artist as you compare your work to that of expert Frank Bender (he reconstructed our mummy's face!).
The Arboretum is the perfect place to get to know trees! View our tree cookie to learn about tree-ring dating, study leaves to identify different trees, and learn what it takes to be a tree caretaker at The Reading Public Museum. Plus draw a plan for a tree-garden that includes a treehouse! This badge is best completed in warmer weather.
January 2, 2015
- December 31, 2015
Scouts: $15 per scout
Adults: $6 per adult
One Adult per Workshop: Free
Fees include supplies for all workshop activities and Museum admission for the day of the workshop.