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Girl Scouts

Private Girl Scout Workshops

Refund Policy
Cancellations made 14 days in advance of the workshop date will receive a full refund. Cancellations not made 14 days in advance will not receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
In case of insufficient registration, Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program one week before it begins. All registered participants will receive a full refund.

Girl Scout Workshops

Although these workshops fulfill Girl Scout of the USA badge requirements, they are available to all children.

Our workshops allow you to learn about tons of science topics, satisfy requirements, and bond with friends. In this perfect afternoon activity for Girl Scout Troops, girls will have a fun time discovering, learning, and gaining knowledge and character with friends as they become resourceful leaders!

Join a scheduled session on your own or with your troop. You can also schedule a private session for any of the workshops we offer with a group of 10 or more Scouts. Call for availability and additional details.

Call 412.237.3400 to register or for more info. Advance registration is required for all programs.

Cost: $22 per session unless otherwise noted.
Price includes all program materials, admission to the museum, and the associated patch.

*Journey workshop participants will receive a STEM fun patch.

All programs except Journey workshops meet all badge requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question regarding a workshop? Click here to view a list of FAQs. Didn’t find your answer? Please call 412.237.3400 for more information.


3/4/2017 to 5/26/2019

Save the Date:

Summer Camp Open House

Sat.–Sun., May 25–26
10 am–3 pm

Join us for an open house to learn more about our Summer Science Camps! We invite all families and campers to meet the camp staff, see the classroom, and ask questions. Get a taste of some of the upcoming fun with hands-on science activities, get a sneak peek at the 2019 T-shirts, and take care of your camp paperwork all at once. Summer Camp registration is NOT required!

Please note: This event is free to attend, but does not include general admission to the Science Center.

RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

3/4/2017 to 8/10/2019

Featured Camp: NEW! Da Vinci’s Designs

For ages 10–11

Mon., Aug. 12–Fri., Aug. 16
9 am–4 pm

$250 members / $280 nonmembers (Includes special visit to Da Vinci The Exhibition)

*No camp on July 4. Reduced price for premium four-day camp: $200 members / $230 nonmembers

Bring da Vinci’s historic drawings to life as you investigate Renaissance era engineering, biology, and art. Explore how human eyes work with the camera obscura, tinker with hydraulic machines, and design chain mail.

Aug. 12 – 16

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3/4/2017 to 8/10/2032

Daisies (Grades K–1)+

3/4/2017 to 12/15/2019

Sat., Oct. 19

Daisy Space Science Investigator

9 am–noon

Take an adventure into space as you explore the Sun, Moon, and stars. Experiment with solar light, learn about the Moon phases, and see the stars up-close with a special show in Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Explorer 1–3

3/4/2017 to 10/17/2019

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3/4/2017 to 10/20/2019

Sat., Oct. 19

Daisy Think Like an Engineer Journey*

1–4 pm

Take your first steps towards thinking like an engineer as you learn about the design process and go from the drawing board to prototype! From mechanical hands to water reclamation devices, you will discover how engineers change the future.

Requirements met during workshop: Four requirements towards the Think Like an Engineer Journey

3/4/2017 to 10/17/2019

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3/4/2017 to 12/15/2019

Sat., Dec. 14

Daisy Coding for Good – NEW!

1–4 pm
COST: $25 (Includes two patches – Coding Basics and Game Design)

Learn about famous female programmers, explore the language of computers as you code simple robots, and discover how to make a game using Scratch Junior!

Requirements met during workshop: Coding Basics 1–3, Digital Game Design 1–3

3/4/2017 to 12/12/2019

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Brownies (Grades 2–3)+

3/4/2017 to 10/13/2019

Sat., Oct. 12

Brownie Making Games – NEW!

9 am–noon

Try your hand at designing a variety of fun games, from simple card games to more complex video games. Make a Carnegie Science Center scavenger hunt, change up the rules of Uno, and use Scratch to design your own computer game.

Requirements met during the workshop: Making Games 1–5

3/4/2017 to 10/10/2019

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3/4/2017 to 10/13/2019

Sat., Oct. 12

Brownie Mechanical Engineering (Fling Flyer)

1–4 pm

Soar off into the skies as you investigate the forces that relate to flight. Use the Engineering Design Process to design, build, and test a fantastic Fling Flyer, then head back to the drawing board to improve your fantastic flying machine.

Requirements met during the workshop: Fling Flyer Design Challenge 1–5

3/4/2017 to 10/10/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/3/2019

Sat., Nov. 2

Brownie Think Like a Programmer Journey*

9 am–noon

Take a look into the fascinating world of programming as you explore the language of computers. Learn how to write simple code and engage in computational thinking, both on paper and with technology.

Requirements met during workshop: Four requirements towards the Think Like a Programmer Journey

3/4/2017 to 10/31/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/3/2019

Sat., Nov. 2

Brownie Coding for Good – NEW!

1–4 pm
COST: $25 (Includes two patches – Coding Basics and Digital Game Design)

Discover the different ways you can use coding for fun and exploration! Learn basic coding skills by manipulating interactive robots and test out your skills by making a digital video game of your own.

Requirements met during workshop: Coding Basics 1–5, Digital Game Design 1–5

3/4/2017 to 10/31/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/17/2019

Sat., Nov. 16

Brownie Space Science Adventurer

9 am–noon

Blast off into space as you explore the solar system, stars, and beyond! Learn about famous female astronauts, discovery different ways to see into space, and experience a special show in Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Adventurer 1–5

3/4/2017 to 11/14/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/17/2019

Sat., Nov. 16

Brownie Think Like an Engineer Journey*

1–4 pm

Take your first steps towards thinking like an engineer as you learn about the design process to go from the drawing board to prototype! From mechanical hands to water reclamation devices, discover how engineers can change the future.

Requirements met during workshop: Four requirements towards the Think Like an Engineer Journey

3/4/2017 to 11/14/2019

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3/4/2017 to 12/1/2019

Sat., Nov. 30

Brownie Programming Robots

1–4 pm

Foray into the fascinating world of robotics. Use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 kits to build and program a robot that moves and uses sensors to gather information from the environment. Scouts receive the “Programming Robots” patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1–5

3/4/2017 to 11/28/2019

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Juniors (Grades 4–5)+

3/4/2017 to 10/21/2019

Sun., Oct. 20

Junior Mechanical Engineering

1–4 pm

Make a splash as you design, build, and test out a paddle boat. Experiment with kinetic and potential energy, investigate density, and learn about famous female inventors.

Requirements met during the workshop: Paddle Boat Design Challenge 1–5

3/4/2017 to 10/18/2019

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3/4/2017 to 10/27/2019

Sat., Oct. 26

Junior Programming Robots

9 am–noon

Discover how to communicate with robots using algorithms and computer coding. Interact with Pro-Bots and Ozobots to practice creating programs that robots can follow to carry out simple tasks. (Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.)

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1 5

3/4/2017 to 10/24/2019

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3/4/2017 to 10/27/2019

Sat., Oct. 26

Junior Think Like a Programmer Journey*

1–4 pm

Start thinking like a programmer as you use computer coding to create games, animations, and apps. Practice using algorithms and codes to communicate with fellow scouts and transfer your skills to the computer.

Requirements met during workshop: Four requirements towards the Think Like a Programmer Journey

3/4/2017 to 10/24/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/10/2019

Sat., Nov. 9

Junior Coding for Good – NEW!

9 am–noon
COST: $25 (Includes two patches – Coding Basics and Digital Game Design)

Practice your coding skills by programming a robot to design and test out your very own video games!

Requirements met during workshop: Coding Basics 1–5, Digital Game Design 1–5

3/4/2017 to 11/7/2019

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3/4/2017 to 12/15/2019

Sat., Dec. 14

Junior Space Science Investigator

9 am–noon

Make a constellation, drive a Mars Rover, and see a special show in Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Investigator: 1–5

3/4/2017 to 12/12/2019

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Cadettes (Grades 6–8) and Seniors (Grades 9–10)+

3/4/2017 to 10/6/2019

Sat., Oct. 5

Cadette Senior Robotics (Grades 6–10)

9 am–4 pm
COST: $45 (Includes all 3 robotics badges)
*Participants should bring a bagged lunch.

Take a deep dive into the world of robotics as you design, build, and showcase your own robotic creations using Hummingbird Robotics Kits. Discover how sensors work, add some lights and motors, and code your robot using a user-friendly drag and drop programming language.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1–5, Designing Robots 1–5, and Showcasing Robots 1–5

3/4/2017 to 10/3/2019

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3/4/2017 to 11/10/2019

Sat., Nov. 9

Cadette Breathe Journey*

1–4 pm

Get a jumpstart on your journey as you learn all about the air around us and how to improve air quality. Investigate sounds and scents and experiment with the science behind the atmosphere.

Requirements met during workshop: Four requirements towards the Breathe! Journey

3/4/2017 to 11/7/2019

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3/4/2017 to 12/1/2019

Sat., Nov. 30

Cadette Space Science Researcher – NEW!

9 am–noon

Explore the universe from our solar system to distant stars. See the “invisible” ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, classify stars, and enjoy a special show in Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Researcher: 1–5

3/4/2017 to 11/28/2019

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