Badge Programs & Field Trips

Community Services

The Humane Society provides the books, and local animal shelters provide the animals that allow children to bolster their confidence in reading. Our program is good for young readers who would benefit from reading aloud while connecting with and socializing shelter animals. Students can provide socialization to adoptable pets who could benefit from the interaction while learning more about how shelters help animals get adopted.

Station tours and First Aid badge workshops available at all levels.

Badge Workshops

Special programs just for Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors provide unique opportunities to get close to aviation while pursuing an age-appropriate Journey. All Girl Scouts receive a special Hiller Aviation Museum patch as part of their program.

Badge workshops available for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors. The cost is $140 for up to 35 participants and the program can take place at Happy Hollow or at your location. Park admissions not included.

Engineering badge workshops available for Daisies and Brownies, both in-person and over Zoom. Examples here.

NUMU Partners with Girl Scouts of Northern California to offer Arts-Based Badge Programs on weekends. Each Badge Workshop includes a tour of an exhibition in conjunction with the arts-based activity to earn the badge. Girl Scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Girl Scouts workshops introduce techniques that teach participants to express themselves and explore their world--with art!

Badge programs available for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. Chaperone tickets required and available at a discounted rate.

You can earn badges, improve your drawing, use your new sewing skills to make a special gift for someone, do community service sewing, and sew on your badges! Hand sewing classes available for kids 6+. Badges available for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Girl Scout Juniors will complete all five steps to earn and receive their Entertainment Technology badge in person at the Schulz Museum. Participants will have fun creating short movies using a green screen and sound effects while completing other hands-on technology challenges.

Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist badge in this special hands-on workshop at the Schulz Museum. Museum staff will teach Cadettes how to develop stories and characters and create a four-panel comic strip from beginning to end while completing all five steps of the Comic Artist badge. Girl Scouts can attend in person at the Museum or online.


Brownies are invited to sleep over at the Charles M. Museum! Troops will complete all five steps of the Letterboxer badge and receive their badge at the event. Design a stamp and letterbox. Then search the Museum for clues left by other Troops while experiencing the Schulz Museum after dark! Pizza dinner and continental breakfast are included. One adult chaperone is required for every six Brownies. Sign up as a group or on your own!

Sleeping is in the Museum galleries on hardwood, tile, or carpeted floors. Sleep areas are pre-arranged based on group size and which areas are safest for sleeping. All sleepover attendees must bring their own sleeping gear, including sleeping bags, pillows, cots, air mattresses, and/or sleeping pads. Tents of any size are prohibited.

Happy Hollow will guide you through a wild adventure of after-dark activities, group games, animal presentations, creative crafts, themed instruction and zoo tours! Sleepovers are available for every level of Scout, and are offered Friday or Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10 a.m. the next morning. Overnight guests can camp in the Crooked House Meadow. Scout programs are designed for badge requirements or just a good time for all. Badges are not provided.

Cost is $65 per person and a deposit of $260 deposit is required to hold a reservation. One adult must accompany every eight children; there is a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum 35 participants. Please eat dinner before you arrive & plan on enjoying an evening snack and hot breakfast with us.

If Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is open, overnight guests will be offered Stay & Play to enjoy all of the other park benefits for the remainder of the second day.

Explore the cosmos as you earn your space science badge. You’ll learn new space science skills while having a blast. 

All overnights include: 

SWAPS: “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” You are welcome to bring SWAPS (small tokens of friendship) to exchange with the troops for trading during the last few hours in the morning. Chabot will provide lanyards for your convenience. 

Discover the deepest depths of the oceans, travel to the tops of rainforests, and blast off into outer space at your own private planetarium show. After milk and cookies, roll out your sleeping bag in one of our iconic exhibits. Snooze next to our African Penguin colony, dream beside fish in the Philippine Coral Reef, or drift off in a world of color at Color of Life! In the morning, rise and shine for breakfast time at the Academy Café—and continue your adventure with complimentary next-day admission to the museum.

Ticket price includes: