Scout Troops: Overnights and After-Hours Workshops

Did you ever wonder what happens in the Museum at night? Did you know that the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine hosts after-hours workshops and sleepover camp-ins for Scouts and other recreation groups? Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn badges and achievements through special workshops while exploring the Museum & Theatre when we're closed to the public.

Create a Custom Event for Your Troop

Attend a Council-Sponsored Event and Meet Other Scouts

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Custom Events for Your Troop

We can work with you to create a custom adventure that's just right for your Scouts. Whether your Scouts want to earn badges or just explore the Museum at night, we can plan a one-of-a-kind overnight or after-hours workshop that meets your needs.
(Looking to visit as a group during our regular hours? See our Onsite Programs and Group Visits page for info.)

Group Overnights

You and your group will participate in a number of activities presented by our educators, have a late night snack and set up camp anywhere among our three floors of exhibits!
Overnights can be reserved any Saturday night (book early for best availability).
They begin at 5:30pm and run until 9am the following morning.

After-Hours Workshops

For children who are interested in attending a Museum & Theatre program after hours but who are not quite ready for an overnight, we offer evening workshops.
Evening workshops can be reserved any evening of the week (book early for best availability).

Pricing and Reservations


Pricing
The cost of an overnight is $27 per child and $15 per adult, with a minimum fee of $625.
Evening workshops are $13 per child and $5 per adult, with a minimum fee of $370.

Reservations
To start the reservation process, contact (207) 828-1234 ext. 227 or .

Scout Event Guidelines and Policies


Group Size
For overnights and workshops, we require a minimum of 25 children (or a minimum fee of $625) and can accomodate no more than 60 children. We require one adult chaperone for every five children. (Some exceptions can be made; contact us to inquire.) If this isn't the right fit for your group's size, consider a group visit with a guided program during regular hours, or seeing a theatre production as a group.

Sleeping Arrangements
Children and chaperones will have assigned sleeping areas within our exhibits, including the fire truck, space shuttle and Discovery Woods. Small groups may be permitted to choose their own sleeping areas.

Food
Participants supply their own evening snack. (No nuts, please!) A breakfast is served the following morning which includes cereal, fruit and juice. Please make notation on medical forms if a child has specific dietary needs.

Shopping
There will be time in the morning to shop for Museum souvenirs.

Cancellation Policy
Decisions to cancel due to inclement weather will be made by the Museum & Theatre the day of the scheduled event. Museum staff will call the Troop or Pack contact that scheduled the event and notify them of cancellations. Deposits for weather-related cancellations will be credited toward a re-scheduled event. The Museum & Theatre reserves the right to cancel a workshop or overnight in the event registration does not meet minimum enrollment up to two weeks prior to the event. If cancelled, we will do our best to re-schedule or a full refund will be issued. If the reserving group cancels the reservation with less than two weeks' notice, the $100 deposit will not be refunded.


Council-Sponsored Events: Meet Other Troops!

We've worked in cooperation with the Girl Scouts of Maine Council to plan a series of exciting Scout overnights and workshops. These special events take place when the Museum & Theatre is closed to the public. Sign up as a troop or as an individual. To register for a scheduled Council event at the Museum & Theatre, call 772-1177 or visit the Girl Scouts of Maine. See event descriptions for registration deadlines.

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Contact Us


We will be happy to answer any questions you have or help you start the reservation process:
Call (207) 828-1234 ext. 232 or

For urgent questions, call the front desk at 828-1234 x231 so we can direct your call.


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