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 14–15, 2017
Girl Scout Juniors
Badge work: Gardener and Flowers

October 21–22, 2017
Girl Scout Brownies
Badge work: Letterboxer and Senses

May 5–6, 2018
Girl Scout Juniors
Badge work: Gardener and Flowers

June 30–July 1, 2018
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors during Flora Borealis*!
Badge work: Senses and Flowers
Cost (includes admission to event): $49/scout and $29/adult
*Children's Garden will be closed during this event

Registration ends June 19, 2018


October 27–28, 2018
Girl Scout Brownies
Badge work: Letterboxer and Senses (fun Halloween theme!)

Registration opens September 18, 2018

Cost (except for June 30-July 1, see above): $39/scout, $19/chaperone
One chaperone per five scouts is required

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. 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.