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Limited Size and Times
Are Now Available

 Scout Parties

Thank you for your interest in Science Central Scout Parties! To get started, browse through our package options, and activities listed below!

When you are ready to purchase a Scout Party:

  1. Click the bubbling green beaker on the top right side (or bottom if on mobile) of this page. This will take you to our Program Policy & FAQ Page.
  2. We ask that you look over the Program Policy & FAQ page to answer any additional questions you might have before purchasing your party.
  3. Once you have looked over the Program Policy & FAQ, click the bubbling green beaker at the top of the page to purchase your party.
  4. All Policies are subject to change, due to current situations.

Updated 8/14/2020

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Girl Scout Badge Summer Camp

Dig Into Our Community

Date: June 27th-July 1st
Time: 9am-4pm (8:45 drop off)
Cost: Free, courtesy of NIPSCO and NiSource Charitable Foundation.

global Action 2022


Junior Girl Scouts will earn their Global Action Award and their Citizen Science Journey! Join Science Central as we learn about dirt and its place as a foundation for community resources and the local environment.




Special Notes:

  • Space is VERY limited.
  • Lunch will not be provided.
  • Tuesday we will be going on a field trip to Promenade Park, We will be walking to the park but drop-off and Pick-up will be at Science Central

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program, please contact Dale Ruppert, the Special Programs Manager, at 260-424-2400 ext. 427 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Scout Party

Are you looking for a fun activity for your scout troop? Book a Science Central Scout Party on the available date of your choosing!

You may choose from a variety of age-appropriate activities, and we'll throw in a liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstration for your troop to watch and enjoy.

With cupcakes, ice cream, drinks and all-day Science Central admission during our regular business hours, you'll make great memories and give your troop the best party experience around!

Make your reservation early—space is limited and dates fill up quickly!


One hour party start times:

Saturdays: 1:00 To 2:00 PM, 4:00 To 5:00 PM


For troops of 15 (Scouts, siblings, and adults this is the Max Number possble):


Package A

Number of Guests (Scouts, siblings, and adults)


Non-Member, Entry Member/MAP Member Price


Deluxe Member Price

All Day Admission Yes
Private Room (1 hour) Yes
Cupcakes, drinks, and liquid nitrogen ice cream! Yes
Glow-in-the-dark necklaces Yes

Special Notes on Packages:

  • All scout parties must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Any changes to package selection, and/or activity must be made 14 calendar days before the event.
  • In the event that you need to cancel a registration, you must call 14 days prior to the event to receive a full refund.


Scout Parties currently available:

Ages 5-10

  • Slime—Learn about polymers and make ooey-gooey Slime!
  • Volcanoes—Create a miniature volcano and fizz, KAPOW! Watch it erupt!
  • Rockets—3,2,1 Wow! Construct a reusable mini-rocket and blast it off before the party ends.

Ages 11-15

  • Hovercrafts—Take a ride on Science Central’s hovercraft and then make your own model hovercraft to take home.
  • Catapults—Perfect your skills and take aim as you build your own catapult.