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 6:00pm through 9:00am. Check-in begins at 6:00pm; overnight 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.

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!

2017-2018 Overnight Dates:

  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: Saturday October 21-Sunday October 22, 2017 – SOLD OUT! Wait list only
  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: Friday November 3-Saturday November 4, 2017 – SOLD OUT! Wait list only
  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: Friday April 27-Saturday April 28, 2018 - Limited spots remaining!
  • Cub/Boy Scout Overnight: Friday May 11-Saturday May 12, 2018
  • Girl Scout Overnight: Friday June 1-Saturday June 2, 2018

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

Download a Girl Scout Overnight Information Guide here and a Cub & Boy Scout Overnight Information Guide 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 Boy Scouts with the opportunity to fulfill all Aviation Merit Badge requirements. Workshops are offered six times a year from 10:00am to 3:30pm and can accommodate up to 12 scouts per 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.

For Aviation Merit Badge workshops, all scouts must:

  • Be at least 12 years old at the time of the workshop
  • Acquire and read the Aviation Merit Badge Handbook prior to attending the workshop
  • Complete Second Class requirements 3a and 3b prior to attending the workshop
  • 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.

2017-2018 Aviation Merit Badge Workshops

All dates are sold out! Wait List only

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018

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.

Updated August 22, 2017, 03:43PM

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