Scouts

Boy & girl scout activity ideas

Scouts can earn belt loops, pins, merit badges and more with a SEA LIFE Scout Program! Various programs are offered that center around science, environmental issues or conservation.

 

All private group booking must have a minimum of 7 scouts. Groups receive 1 free chaperone with every 7 scouts booked!

 

To book: Call 952-853-0631 or email sales@sealifeus.com

To ensure availability, please call to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Sales Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

 

Want to dive deeper?

 

Check out our Overnight Program and discounted Snorkel Adventure!

Belt Loop Programs

 

Cost: $20/scout

Program length: 2 hours

 

Science

Science Belt Loop Requirements:

- Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.

- Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the result to an adult.

- Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs a scientist. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.

Only at the Aquarium! Design a science project inspired by our very own seahorses and their amazing ability to camouflage themselves! Observe these creatures up-close and see how they hide in the wild!

 

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop Requirements:

- Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to protect and conserve them.

- Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged.

- Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered, and what is being done to save it.

Only at the Aquarium! Study the feeding habits of sharks while standing only a few feet away from some of the most powerful predators in the sea! Compare the behavior of the Aquarium’s sharks to those living in the open ocean!

 

Academic Pin Programs

 

Cost: $20/scout

Program length: 2 hours

 

Science

Science Academic Pin Requirements:

- Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult, heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.

- Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.

- Label a drawing or diagram of the bones of the human skeleton.

- Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.

- Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.

Only at the Aquarium! Human skeletons are made of bone, but shark skeletons are made of something totally different! Investigate these differences while touching real shark jaws and teeth!

 

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Academic Pin Requirements:

- Collect and read five newspaper articles that discuss conservation of wildlife and report to your family or den what you learn.

- Learn about five animals that use camouflage to protect themselves. Tell your den or an adult family member what you learned.

- Make a collage of animals that are in the same class: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds or mammals.

- Make a plaster cast of an animal track. Show it to your den.

- With your parent or adult partner, visit with a person who works in wildlife conservation, such as a park ranger, biologist, range manager, geologist, horticulturist, zookeeper, fishery technician or conservation officer.

Only at the Aquarium! Come face-to-face with our endangered sea turtles and explore the ways that we can all help keep their populations safe and healthy!

 

SAVE $5/SCOUT when you book Belt Loop & Academic Pin program together!

 

Call 952-853-0631 or email sales@sealifeus.com

To ensure availability, please call to book at least 2 weeks in advance.

Merit Badge Programs

 

Cost: $25/scout

Program length: 4 hours

 

Environmental Science

Get ready to test your knowledge about the environment! Learn about an endangered animal found right here in Minnesota and learn what you can do to protect it! Then, through a team-based activity, we will try our hand at solving an environmental problem. Wrap up the program with a behind-the-scenes tour to learn what it takes to care for thousands of animals!

 

Oceanography

Plunge into the world of oceanography by exploring its many different facets and discovering the amazing and rarely seen landscape under the sea. Get ready to learn about the animals that call the ocean home and to classify those animals by the regions of the ocean that they live in. To wrap up the program, we will go behind-the-scenes to learn about the careers here at the Aquarium and see what it takes to care for thousands of animals!

 

Call 952-853-0631 or email sales@sealifeus.com

To ensure availability, please call to book at least 2 weeks in advance.

Journey Programs

 

Come to Sea Life to fulfill requirements for the “It’s Your Planet – Love it” Journey!

 

Daisies “Between Earth and Sky” $20 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota and fulfill sessions 7-9 in earning your Clover Award! Brainstorm about natural environments, use your senses to explore shapes and textures, explore the science of fish scales and learn about Minnesota’s natural treasures such as the Lady Slipper, American Paddle Fish and Lake Sturgeon!

 

Brownies “Wonders of Water” $20 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota and fulfill sessions 1-3 in earning your Love Water Award! Use charades to communicate what you love about water, harness the power of water to create your very own rainbow, examine the water cycle, learn about Minnesota’s wetlands and investigate the importance of clean water!

 

Juniors “Get Moving” $22 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota and fulfill sessions 3-5 in earning the Investigate Award! Investigate the different ways that animals use energy, investigate how much energy it takes to keep thousands of creatures alive here at SEA LIFE Minnesota, learn about energy audits and investigate Minnesota’s buildings and infrastructures that use energy!

 

Cadettes “Breathe” $22 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota to build on your Aware Award! Investigate the unique characteristics of the air around you, explore the mechanics of breathing, compare and contrast how humans and fish breathe and identify local air quality threats in Minnesota!

 

Seniors “Sow What” $25 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota to work towards the Harvest Award! Investigate the complexities of aquatic food webs, identify threats to aquatic environments, identify organizations that lead the charge in promoting healthy and sustainable food practices and find out which sustainable fishing practices take place right here in Minnesota!

 

Ambassadors “Justice” $25 per Girl Scout

Come to SEA LIFE Minnesota in a “work study type format” that plays a role in earning your Sage Award! Explore the scientific method, apply it to an experiment within the aquarium and investigate the environmental issues facing sea creatures around the world from a number of different view points.

 

Call 952-853-0631 or email sales@sealifeus.com

To ensure availability, please call to book at least 2 weeks in advance.