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 working on badge requirements with Garden staff. Activities may include dissecting flowers, going on a flashlight tour of the tropical Climatron, planting herbs, letterboxing by flashlight, and making tea from flowers! Scouts also get the opportunity to have the Children's Garden all to themselves! Scouts will sleep in the Brookings Exploration Center, right beside the exhibits.  Scouts will also receive a one-of-a-kind souvenir patch for participating, too.

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Garden overnight patchCheck back for Spring/Summer 2020 dates. Registration dates will be posted here when overnight dates are finalized and posted.

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 9 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

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 76312 or if you have questions.