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(Houston, Texas)
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Girl Scout Overnight
Friday, November 18, 2011

Kids Hall event space 

Overnighter includes:

-Late Night Snack
-Continental Breakfast
-Unlimited access to state-of-the art interactive exhibits
-Activities that help meet badge requirements for Girl Scouts and Pin and Loop requirements for Cub Scouts  

$50 per Scout*
$25 for Chaperone

*For every four Scouts attending from the same Troop or Pack, ONE chaperone attends for free!*

Junior Girl Scouts click here - Boy & Girl Scouts in Houston can earn requirements when they visit the Children's Museum of Houston!

Questions ?

For additional information or to be added to the Scout e-mail list, please contact Lydia Dungus at 713.535.7238 or e-mail:


What can I expect at the Scout Overnight?

We offer Math and Science activities for Cub Scouts in Houston (Wolf Scouts and higher) to help meet their pin and loop requirements.  Scouts will have time to participate in both activities and still explore the Children's Museum, or choose between the two and have even more time to explore. Scouts Overnights include unlimited access to state-of-the art interactive exhibits, sleeping within one of the Museum’s galleries, a late night snack, and continental breakfast.
Houston Girl Scouts (Brownie level) participate in a tour of the Museum and learn what Try-Its requirements they can meet within the Museum Exhibits.  Please note that Museum activities may not meet all merit badge requirements, but it will get them started in the right direction.  Girl Scouts will also have the chance to participate in the Fundred Activity and earn their Fundred merit badge.

How long is the Scout Overnight?

Check in begins at 7:00 pm on Friday evening and the Overnight continues until 8:00 am on Saturday morning. For the safety of all attendees, guests are asked to arrive prior to 7:00 pm and to refrain from leaving until 8:00 am the next morning.  Scouts who attend the overnight will also receive free entry into the museum beginning at 10am on the following Saturday.  If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please make note when you register.

What Scout activities will be available?

The Children’s Museum of Houston is able to offer unique and creative workshops that will help Cub Scouts meet requirements for the Math and Science loops and pins.  Houston Scouts will also have the chance to explore the Museum at their own pace, meeting further requirements for Language & Culture, Art, Citizenship and Physical Fitness.  Girl Scout programming is still being developed for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts.

What is the Museum’s recommended ratio of chaperones to Scouts at the Overnight?

The Childern's Museum requires at least one adult for every four scouts but scouting groups are encouraged to follow their council recommendations for adult chaperone ratios. Please note that all Chaperones for the Girl Scout Overnight must be female.

What if I have someone in my group that has special needs?

We can accommodate those with special needs, but please contact us prior to the Overnight to provide specifics.

Are consent and release forms required for ALL Overnight participants including adult chaperones?

Yes, every Overnight participant is required to turn in a consent and release form! (These forms are included in the FINAL REGISTRATION form above.) Only individuals who have turned in a Children's Museum of Houston consent and release form at check-in will be allowed to stay at the Overnight.

May we bring our own food and drinks?

No, the Museum will provide a late night snack and a continental breakfast for all attendees. It is recommended that guests eat dinner prior to arrival.  If you need to make special arrangements, please contact Lydia Dungus at 713.535.7238 or e-mail:

What do I need for my overnight stay?

Attendees will need a sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, and a change of clothing. You may also bring a small mat to sleep on if you wish. Inflatable air mattresses, cots, or more than one small clothing bag are prohibited due to space limitations. Please leave electronics at home.

May I bring my camera?

Yes, cameras are allowed within the museum.

Where do Overnight participants sleep?

Attendees are separated by Troops and Packs and assigned specific galleries to sleep.

Can non-Scout siblings or friends attend Scout Overnights?

No, Scout Overnights are for registered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts only.

How do I register for the overnight?

To reserve a space, a $10 non-refundable deposit is required for each scout and chaperone.  You may reserve a space by completing the RESERVE A SPACE form. To fully book your troop or pack, please complete the FINAL REGISTRATION form and submit with payment. Completed forms can be faxed to Lydia Dungus at 713.528.0563 or mailed to:

ATTN:  Group Sales
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston TX  77004

Can museum memberships be used to cover the Overnight cost?

No, museum memberships cannot be used to cover the cost to attend the Houston Scout Overnight.

What is your cancellation policy?

The Museum reserves the right to cancel the Houston Scout Overnight if the event registration does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If the Overnight is cancelled by the Museum a full refund will be issued to your group. If the reserving group cancels the reservation there will be no refunds or transfers.

Interested in participating in our Scouts' Overnights? To make reservations please contact Lydia Dungus at 713.535.7238 or via e-mail at:






Aquarium Restaurant – Kemah, TX


Guided Tours

Aquarium Tour - $3 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the animals in our 50,000 gallon tank or tour the Aquarium tanks on our 2nd floor
  • Lasts 30 minutes
  • Perfect for any age or group size

Stingray Reef & Tank Tour - $5 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the animals in our 50,000 gallon tank
  • Touch & feed live stingrays
  • Fish food for touch tank (optional)
  • Lasts one hour

Behind the Scenes Tour (Tank & Reef) - $7 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the Aquarium inner workings, from filtration to fish food preparation
  • Lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Great for middle school students & up
  • Close supervision a must with 1 chaperone per 10 students required
  • Limit of 15 people max per tour
  • Includes Stingray Reef - Touch and feed the stingrays!
  • Learn about our restaurant tanks and behind the scene tour

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Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour (Kitchen)             

  • Includes everything from Behind the Scenes tour (above)
  • Lunch included
  • $13.50 (service charge and tax) per person (Chicken or Shrimp meal)
  • $15.00 (service charge and tax) per person (Etiquette Lunch)

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*Kemah Boardwalk ride wristbands can be added to any package for an additional charge.
Add lunch to any tour - Kids meals only $5.99 / Etiquette lunch only $9.99

*A minimum of ten people per guided tour or a group will be charged for the miniumum ten people. 


Stingray Overnight Sleepovers

Stay up late and sleep amongst the Stingrays, fish, piranha, snakes and more! During this unique sleepover, kids will enjoy learning about our stingrays and other animals while playing games, making crafts and participating in other fun activities! Perfect for families and groups.

Stingray Overnight

Cost: 59.95 per person / per session (plus tax); Adult required
For every 5 children, one chaperone is required at no additional charge.
Make it a scouting event!

Super Ray Overnight Package

Cost: 74.99 (plus tax) Includes wristbands for all rides at the Kemah Boardwalk! (excluding the Boardwalk Beast)

Space is limited so call Susie Shark at 281-334-9010 or email to reserve your overnight today!

*A minimum of ten people per group or the group will be charged for the miniumum ten people.

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Coral Communities - Grades K-5

Do all of the fish in the coral reef get along? How can some animals live so closely together? Learn all about coral reefs and the special relationships that make up the rainforest under the sea.

Rockin' the Rainforest – Grades 1-6

Reach for the trees in our Rockin' the Rainforest program. Live animals and our knowledgeable education staff will teach your students about the layers of the rainforest.

Upgrade your experience by adding our Stingray Reef Tour to any of our programs:

  • $5 per child - Stingray Reef Tour
  • $6 per child - Stingray Reef Tour and fish food


Marine Biologist for a Day

See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend your day behind the scenes and experience encounters with exotic species from the deep! Dissect a squid, test salinity, watch a dive show, talk to a diver, touch and feed the stingrays at the Reef and eat a delicious lunch! Marine Biologist for a Day t-shirts included.

Cost: $39.99 per person (plus tax); If group wants to have fewer than 6, group must pay the minimum price for 6 ($239.94) Minimum of 6, maximum of 15 participants
Ages: Perfect for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Date: Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; weekday sessions offered with special reservations
(2-week advance notice)


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Culinary Education Program

Want to be a Chef? The Aquarium Restaurant is helping to brighten students' futures. Our Culinary Programs offer up-and-coming student chefs a chance to visit our kitchen and learn the day-to-day operations of a professional chef.

To schedule your Culinary Program, please call 281-334-9010 or email

Package 1 - Free

  • Tour Kitchen
  • Watch crew prepare food
  • Learn how the back of the house operates
  • Question & Answer session with Chef

Package 2 - $2.99 per student

  • Tour Kitchen
  • Watch crew prepare food
  • Learn how the back of the house operates
  • Question & Answer session with Chef
  • Live food demonstration

Package 3 - $12.99 per student

  • Tour Kitchen
  • Watch crew prepare food
  • Learn how the back of the house operates
  • Question & Answer session with Chef
  • Live food demonstration
  • Lunch provided in our restaurant

Junior Girl Scouts

Water Wonders

Dive into Scouting and work on your next badge, Water Wonders. We will cover many of the fundamentals on water and what makes it such an important resource for our animals.
Program activities include:
  • Learning about underwater life
  • Putting water to work
  • Testing salt water vs. fresh water
  • Finding out where water you drink comes from
  • Making your own water cycle
  • Learning how to prevent water shortages

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Junior Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.


2011 Calander of Events


  • 1st Scouting on the Boardwalk
  • 15th Marine Biologist for a Day


  • 12th Water Wonders (Jr. Girl Scouts)
  • 19th Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 26th Oceanography (Boy Scouts)


  • 3rd Science in Action (Brownies)
  • 10th Marine Biologist for a Day
  • 17th Wildlife Conservation (Cub Scouts)
  • 3rd & 4th Breakfast with Santa - Join Sharkey and Santa for a Delicious Breakfast Buffet! (reservations required)
  • 10th & 11th Breakfast with Santa - Join Sharkey and Santa for a Delicious Breakfast Buffet! (reservations required)
  • 17th & 18th Breakfast with Santa - Join Sharkey and Santa for a Delicious Breakfast Buffet! (reservations required)
  • 23rd & 24th Breakfast with Santa - Join Sharkey and Santa for a Delicious Breakfast Buffet! (reservations required)




Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy


Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00 am | South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, League City
Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Join us for an unforgettable morning with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her kingdom of sweets court.
Festivities include a scrumptious brunch, Nutcracker Ballet Vignette, an opportunity to have your child photographed with the Sugar Plum Fairy in her sleigh and much more! A beautiful tradition to start the holidays.

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The Polar Express™ Train Ride

Departing the Palestine Depot

November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, & 29

December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

5:15pm, 6:45pm, & 8:10pm

November 30 & December 1, 7, & 8 - School Runs 10:00am & 12:00pm

All Aboard! The Polar Express™comes to life at the Texas State Railroad.

Inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, come experience the magic of The Polar Express™. Read along with the story as the train makes a roundtrip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas!

Tickets are NOW on Sale!


Premium Lone Star Class:

$45 Child (ages 2-11) and $69 Adult

Climate Controlled:

$25 Child (ages 2-11) and $46 Adult


$20 Child (ages 2 -11) and $40 Adult