Scout Programs

The New England Air Museum offers an array of exciting programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts including overnights, day workshops, and group visits.


Scout Overnights

New England Air Museum Scout Overnights include open cockpit experiences in real aircraft, hands-on activities, flight simulators, scavenger hunts, a film screening, and more!

Participants receive free admission to the New England Air Museum the day their Overnight ends, as well as half-price admission for immediate family members who join them that day

$55 per person fee also includes an evening snack, a hot breakfast, and a New England Air Museum Overnight patch for all participants.

NEAM Overnights can accommodate up to 160 participants, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis with a $25 per person non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot. Registration closes 30 days prior to the Overnight, or when the Overnight sells out, whichever occurs first. These popular events sell out quickly, so it's best to reserve early!

2018-2019 Scout Overnight Dates:

  • Cub/Scouts BSA Overnight: Friday October 19 - Saturday October 20, 2018
  • Cub/Scouts BSA Overnight: Friday November 16 - Saturday November 17, 2018 - Limited spots remaining!
  • Cub/Scouts BSA Overnight: Friday December 7 - Saturday December 8, 2018 - SOLD OUT - Wait list only!
  • Cub/Scouts BSA Overnight: Friday April 26 - Saturday April 27, 2019 - SOLD OUT - Wait list only!
  • Cub/Scouts BSA Overnight: Friday May 17 - Saturday May 18, 2019 - SOLD OUT - Wait list only!
  • Girl Scout Overnight: Friday June 7 - Saturday June 8, 2019

Register by contacting Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email . For more information about New England Air Museum Scout Overnights, please download a Girl Scout Overnight Information Guide here and a Cub / Scout BSA Overnight Information Guide here.


Aviation Merit Badge Workshops

Aviation Merit Badge Workshops are offered in partnership with the Connecticut Rivers Council and provide Scouts BSA with the opportunity to earn all of the Aviation Merit Badge requirements in a single day. Scouts must test for each badge requirement, and a partial will be given to scouts who do not pass all badge requirements. Scouts who receive partials will be welcome to re-test with our Merit Badge Counselors at a later date at no additional charge. We recommend participants bring a brown bag lunch as our museum does not have onsite food service.

All participating scouts in the New England Air Museum Aviation Merit Badge Workshops have the following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 12 years old at the time of the workshop
  • Have completed Second Class requirements 3a and 3b prior to attending the workshop
  • Have read the Aviation Merit Badge Handbook prior to attending the workshop
  • Be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times during the workshop

2018-2019 Merit Badge Workshops:

All of the workshops are sold out and are waitlist only!

Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email to be added to our waitlist.

  • Saturday September 15, 2018
  • Saturday October 13, 2018
  • Saturday November 3, 2018
  • Saturday January 12, 2019
  • Saturday February 16, 2019
  • Saturday March 16, 2019

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scouts and chaperones are welcome to explore the museum until closing at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $35 per scout, $15.00 per accompanying adult (museum memberships, coupons and passes do not apply)

Maximum Participants/Minimum Participants: 10/5

All of the workshops are sold out and wait list only!

Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email . These workshops sell out quickly, and registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis, so contact us soon to register your scout/troop!


Aviation Adventures Girl Scout Workshops

Brownies and Juniors are invited to visit the New England Air Museum for a fun-fill day of learning about women aviators and the science of flight, climbing aboard real aircraft, taking the controls at a flight simulator, building aircraft, and more! Aviation Adventure workshops connect to some requirements of the Fling Flyer Design Challenge and Playing the Past Badges. All participating scouts receive a special New England Air Museum fun patch, and museum admission is also included in the workshop fee. All participating scouts must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, and it is recommended that scouts bring a brown bag lunch as our museum does not have onsite food service.

2018 Aviation Adventures Workshops:

  • Saturday September 29, 2018 - Cancelled
  • Saturday January 5, 2019
  • Saturday February 2, 2019
  • Saturday June 1, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop ends at 3:30 p.m., but scouts are welcome to explore the museum until closing at 5:00pm

Cost: $25 per scout, $15.00 per accompanying adult (museum memberships, coupons and passes do not apply)

Maximum Participants/Minimum Participants: 20/10

Pre-registration is required, and registration closes one week prior to workshop date or when the workshop sells out. Register by contacting Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email . These workshops sell out quickly, and registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis, so contact us soon to register your scout/troop!

Scout Group Visits

Scout groups of 10 of more are welcome to visit the museum at a discounted admission rate. Click here to submit a Group Visit request form, or contact Jeanie Rozbora, Visitor Services Manager, by phone at 860-623-3305 X311, or by email for more information.

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