Scout Overnights at the Missouri Botanical Garden

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to spend the night at the most beautiful place in the city! Spend a fun-filled evening becoming a botanist while dissecting flowers, going on a flashlight tour of the tropical Climatron and playing in the Children's Garden all night. Scouts will sleep in the Brookings Exploration Center, right beside the exhibits. Participants also have the option of sleeping outside in our enchanting gardens, listening for owls and other evening nature sounds. This is a unique opportunity for scouts to work toward badge requirements while having the Garden to yourself! Scouts will also receive a one-of-a-kind souvenir patch for participating, too.

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Garden overnight patchOctober 27–28, 2018
Girl Scout Brownies- FULL!
Badge work: Letterboxer and Senses (fun Halloween theme!)

Registration closes October 16, 2018


May 11–12, 2019
Girl Scout Juniors
Badge work: Flowers and Gardeners

Registration opens March 26, 2019 and closes April 26, 2019


June 29–30, 2019
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors
Badge work: Senses and Flowers

Registration opens May 15, 2019 and closes June 14, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday to 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Cost: $39/scout, $19/chaperone
One chaperone per five scouts is required, but groups may register as many as they would like. 

Can’t make any of these dates? Check out our Overnights at the Shaw Nature Reserve or schedule an overnight experience of your own creation at Shaw Nature Reserve's Dana Brown Overnight Center.



  • Registration is required and is online only. A registration link will appear the day registration opens around 7 a.m. You may not pay over the phone.
  • To register, you will need the first name of each scout and chaperone and any severe food allergies that overnight staff should be aware of.
  • You may not edit your registration in any way after the registration end date.
  • Each scout and adult is required to complete a Participant Agreement. Please bring these forms with you to check in. Those who do not submit these forms will not be able to participate.
    Download a Scout Participant Agreement
    Download an Adult Participant Agreement

Please mail your Participant Agreements to:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Education/Scout Programs
4344 Shaw Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Note: The age range for scout groups is determined by the designations set by the appropriate councils. In the interest of consistency, we are unable to make exceptions for children outside of the levels specified.


Overnight Details


Cancellation Policy

For Scout Overnight refunds, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations less than two weeks in advance or for missed programs. If the Missouri Botanical Garden must cancel a Scout Overnight, you will be notified and receive a full refund.



Please contact the Scout Instructor at (314) 577-9473 x 76357 or if you have questions.