Scouts and 4-H members can come explore the many animals at the center with their families, clubs or troops during public walk-in hours, special ‘scout nights’, or scheduled field trips.  Biomes staff can work with groups to design programs and activities to specifically meet loop, badge, pin and project requirements.  

If you have any questions please call us at 401-885-4690 and ask for Aimée. You may also email her at aimee@biomescenter.com.

Field Trip

$7 per person (both children and adults). $250 minimum.

Our biologist will lead your group through a 1½ hour tour of our facility with a focus on our hands-on exhibits, followed by a live animal demonstration. 

Call to schedule.  401-885-4690

Overnight

Ages 7 and up.  Ratio 1 adult to 5 children.  $40/child, $20/adult.  7pm - 9am.
Pre-registration required at least 2 weeks before overnight.

Info Packet

Spend a night at Biomes!  Tour the exhibits, go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft project, and participate in special animal encounters!  All Scouts will earn a special Biomes Overnight Badge!  Evening and morning snacks provided. 

Cub Scout Dates:

  • Friday January 20 - Saturday January 21, 2017
  • Friday March 3 - Saturday March 4, 2017

Girl Scout Dates:

  • Friday November 18 - Saturday November 19, 2016
  • Friday March 24 - Saturday March 25, 2017
  • Friday April 28 - Saturday April 29, 2017 

Register now!

Schedule a Private Overnight For Your Troop  
$40/child, $20/adult, minimum fee $750.  

Program can be customized to provide activities to help scouts earn specific badges. Contact us for scheduling.

Girl Scout Badge Workshops 

Participants will receive a Biomes fun badge for participation.  Biomes does not issue any GS badges.

$10/Scout, 1 parent free, additional parent and children $8 each.  
Pre-registration required at least 1 week in advance.

Workshop 6:00-7:00pm, facility will remain open until 7:30pm to explore exhibits.  

  • Daisy - Explore the world of seahorses through the story of Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle.  Activities, crafts and seahorse feeding included!
    • Tuesday November 29, 2016 - Class is full.  Please email Aimee to be put on a waiting list.  aimee@biomescenter.com
    • Thursday March 2, 2017
  • Brownies - WOW!  Wonders of Water Journey - Part 3, Underwater World  
    • Tuesday October 25, 2016
    • Tuesday December 6, 2016
    • Monday January 23, 2017
    • Thursday February 16, 2017
  • Juniors - Animal Habitats (Steps 1-4) 
    • Thursday November 3, 2016
    • Monday April 3, 2017

Pre-registration required at least 1 week in advance.  

Call us to schedule a private 1 hour workshop designed specifically for your troop!
$10/scout, $100 minimum.   

Oceanography Merit Badge 

$45 per Scout

2016-2017 dates to be announced.

Through guided discussions and hands-on activities, you will complete the requirements for the Oceanography Merit Badge.  Scouts will be required to do some reading and writing outside of class.  Scout must bring Oceanography workbook. 

Biomes does not issue the merit badge.

 

Printable Girl Scout program flyer

Printable Cub Scout program flyer

Scout Night

Open to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and 4-H
All ages. $8/person. 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

Come visit Biomes with your family, den or troop and earn a Biomes badge!  Scouts will participate in a scavenger hunt and there will be animal feedings and demos throughout the night.

Pre-registration required.

  • Monday February 6, 2017
  • Tuesday March 7, 2017
  • Thursday April 6, 2017
  • Friday May 5, 2017
  • Friday October 14, 2016
  • Tuesday November 15, 2016
  • Monday December 12, 2016
  • Thursday January 12, 2017

Career Night

Open to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and 4-H
Ages 10-16. $10/child, 1 parent free with each scout
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wondering what it would be like to work with marine life?  Not sure what you can do now to prepare yourself?  Come take a tour of Biomes and meet with a number of staff and volunteers who will share their stories and can answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. 

  • Thursday January 26, 2017 - registration closed
  • Tuesday March 14, 2017

Pre-registration required at least 1 week in advance.

Bring Biomes to your next Pack, Den or Troop meeting!  

Small Group Program
For up to 30 children, $150 for 1 hour.  Call to schedule 401-885-4690

Perhaps the most requested of all our programs, this is an introduction to local marine life featuring ten of our most fascinating species. With age appropriate discussion and animal petting, this program is lively and highly educational. Many marine-related concepts are presented such as habitats, predator/prey, exoskeletons, camouflage and regeneration.  Sample animals include sea star, brittle starfish, spider crab, horseshoe crab, and a pufferfish demonstration.

Large Group Program
For over 30 children, $250 for 1 hour.  Call to schedule 401-885-4690

Our large-group assembly programs are great for bigger crowds.  We bring some of our most recognizable animals found in Narragansett Bay. Our knowledgable educator will introduce each animal and present some interesting facts.  A number of audience members will be invited up to be a part of the presentation.  Sample animals include sea stars, horseshoe crabs, a whelk, a seahorse, and a pufferfish demonstration.

Cub Scout Elective Workshop

Let the staff at Biomes help you earn that next elective!  

6:00-7:00pm workshop.  Facility will remain open until 7:30pm to explore exhibits.  

$10/Scout, 1 parent free with each Scout, additional parent and children $8 each. Pre-registration required at least 1 week in advance. 

  • Wolf Elective Adventure: Digging in the Past (Steps 1-3) 
    Thursday October 20, 2016
    Monday January 9, 2017
  • Wolf Elective Adventures: Spirit of the Water (Steps 1-2)
    Monday November 21, 2016
    Thursday March 23, 2017
     
  • Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns (Steps 2, 3, and 5)
    Thursday November 17, 2016
    Monday February 13, 2017
  • Bear Elective Adventure: A Bear Goes Fishing (Steps 1 and 2)
    Tuesday January 17, 2017 - registration closed
    Thursday March 30, 2017
     
  • Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild (Steps 6, 7, 8)
    Thursday December 1, 2016
    Tuesday April 11, 2017

Pre-registration required at least 1 week in advance.

Contact Biomes to schedule a private 1 hour workshop designed specifically for your den or pack!   $10/Scout, $100 minimum