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.


Overnights at the New England Air Museum

Overnight activities include climb-aboard Open Cockpit Experiences in real aircraft, hands-on Build & Fly challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, Aircraft Quests, and more!

Overnights run from 5:30pm through 9:00am. Check-in begins at 5:30pm; formal programming begins at 7:00pm.

Participants receive FREE ADMISSION to the New England Air Museum the following day, as well as half-price admission for immediate family members.

$55 per person fee also includes an evening snack and a hot breakfast, plus a commemorative patch for all participants.

Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis with a $25 per person deposit required to reserve a spot. Registration closes on month prior to the Overnight, or when the program sells out. NEAM Overnights sell out quickly, so it's best to reserve early!

2017 Overnight Dates:

  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: April 29-30, 2017
    Sold Out – Wait List Only
  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: May 19-20, 2017
    Sold Out – Wait List Only
  • Girl Scout Overnight: June 3-4, 2017 – Registration closes May 4, 2017. Call now to secure your troop’s Overnight with a deposit!

Private Overnights are also available upon request for scout groups with a minimum of 100 registered participants. Contact us for more details.

Contact Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email for more information or to register your group

Download a Girl Scout Overnight flyer here and a Boy Scout Overnight flyer here.

Download a Girl Scout Overnight information here and a Boy Scout Overnight information here.


Aviation Merit Badge Workshops

Earn your Aviation Merit Badge at the New England Air Museum! Our full-day workshops are offered in partnership with the Connecticut Rivers Council and provide scouts with the opportunity to fulfill all Aviation Merit Badge requirements. Workshops are offered six times a year, run from 10:00am to 3:30pm, and can accommodate up to 12 scouts per workshop. All scouts must be accompanied by an adult chaperone for the duration of the workshop. Workshop fees are $35 per scout and $12.50 per accompanying chaperone, and we recommend participants bring a brown bag lunch as our museum does not have onsite food service. Please note museum memberships, coupons and passes do not apply to Aviation Merit Badge Workshop fees.

The following prerequisites apply to all Aviation Merit Badge workshops

  • Acquire and read the Aviation Merit Badge Handbook prior to attending the workshop.
  • Know how to use a compass with a map (practice at troop meetings if needed).
  • Completed Second Class requirements 1a and 1b.
  • Be at least 12 years old to participate.
  • Be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times during the workshop.

A partial will be given to scouts who do not have sufficient knowledge of each requirement when asked by a counselor.

Upcoming Aviation Merit Badge Workshops

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017

Register by contacting Amanda Goodheart Parks, 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.


Aviation Adventures Girl Scout Workshops

Meet women pilots, engineers and aerospace industry specialists; climb inside historic aircraft; take the controls at a flight simulator; build your own flying machine; learn the history of women in aviation, and much more! All participating scouts receive a NEAM patch, and museum admission is included in the workshop fee. Aviation Adventures Workshops help Juniors fulfill requirements for the It’s Your World: Change It! Agent of Change Journey. 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. Pre-registration is required, and registration closes one week prior to workshop date or when the workshop sells out.

2017-2018 Aviation Adventures Workshops:

  • Saturday,September 23, 2017
  • Saturday,December 9, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 10:30am-3:30pm. Workshop ends at 3:30pm, but scouts are welcome to explore the museum until closing at 5:00pm
Cost: $25 per scout, $12.50 per accompanying adult (museum memberships, coupons and passes do not apply)
Maximum Participants/Minimum Participants: 20/10

Register by contacting Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email . These workshops sell out every year, so it's best to register early!

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 Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, by phone at 860-623-3305 X313, or by email for more information.

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