Hours of Admission

Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Scout Programs

A fun way to reach scouting goals

From outdoor wildlife to environmental conservation education, our workshops align with the Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA programs. Our in-depth workshops help your scouts fulfill parts of badge requirements.

Things to Know

  • All of our workshops are offered as in-person or virtual programs and align with the Boy, Girl or Cub Scout programs.
  • Our instructors are youth-protection trained.
  • Workshops must be booked two weeks in advance. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required within a week of booking a workshop.
  • In-person workshops have a maximum of 14 people (scouts and adults; at least 1 adult required).
  • Virtual workshops have a maximum of 35 people.
  • Aquarium admission is not included in workshop pricing. Additional reservations must be made to visit the Aquarium.

Exciting, hands-on workshops for everyone from Daisies to Cadettes. Workshop descriptions and requirements may be viewed here.

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Workshops

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Daisies: Habitat Heroes*

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a Daisy Girl Scout! Learn how you can protect our habitats here in Tampa Bay. Put that knowledge into action by helping some of our local wildlife.

*In-Person workshop only

Brownies: Wild Wetlands

Cypress swamps to coastal marshlands, Florida is full of wetland habitats. Through exploration and inquiry based activities, scouts will learn more about the natural environment.

Juniors: Junior Explorers

Using inspiration from famous explorers, scouts will examine nature from every angle. They may even discover something new!

Cadettes: A Little Help from my Animal Friends*

Sometimes the best person for the job is an animal. Discover how humans are learning from animal adaptations. Test out how you compare to animals when completing a job.

*In-Person workshop only

Multi-Level: Fishy Business

Go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to care for thousands of fish. Discover and practice the skills you need to be an Aquarium biologist.

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In-person Workshop Overview

Availability: Saturday or Sunday
10 AM – 12 PM; 1 – 3 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $150 per workshop

Virtual Workshop Overview

Availability: 7 days a week
8 AM – 6 PM

Duration: 75 minutes

Price: $75 per workshop

Exciting, hands-on workshops for Scout to Eagle.  View Scouts BSA In-Person Workshop  Requirements  or Virtual Workshop Requirements.

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Merit Badge Workshops

Please refer to your Scouts BSA materials for additional merit badge workshop details.

Bird Study

Environmental Science

Fish & Wildlife Management*

Oceanography*

Reptile and Amphibian Study*

Soil & Water Conservation*

        *In-person workshop only

In-person Workshop Overview

Availability: Saturday or Sunday
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; 1 – 4 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $195 per workshop

Virtual Workshop Overview

Availability: 7 days a week
8 AM – 6 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $100 per workshop

Exciting, hands-on workshops for everyone from Lion to Arrow of Light. All workshops are offered as in-person or virtual programs and align with the Cub Scout program; workshop descriptions and requirements can be viewed here.

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Workshops

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Acting Like an Animal*

Can you jump farther than a frog? Can you balance better than a flamingo? Scouts will see how they measure up against the adaptations of animals in this wild workshop.

*In-Person workshop only

An In‘FISH’tigation*

There are many fish in the sea. Join The Florida Aquarium in learning about some of our fin-tastic friends. Scouts will be able to experience this workshop through interactive activities and up-close discovery.

*In-Person workshop only

Look Up!

What has wings, a beak and hollow bones? Birds, of course. Come learn about our feathered friends that call Florida home. Scouts will practice their birding skills through games and exploration.

Ocean Investigation

Our oceans are in trouble and need your help. From the sunny surface to the dark abyss, scouts will investigate each ocean zone through experimentation and hands-on activities. Find out what you can do to answer the call.

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In-person Workshop Overview

Availability: Saturday or Sunday
10 AM – 12 PM; 1 – 3 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $150 per workshop

Virtual Workshop Overview

Availability: 7 days a week
8 AM – 6 PM

Duration: 75 minutes

Price: $75 per workshop