Public Hours

  • Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
  • School/Tour groups
    by appointment only


Admission Prices

Adults: $6

Children (4-18): $3.50

Seniors (55+): $3.50

Children 3 & under are admitted free

All major credit cards accepted

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Cub Scout Programs

"I was overly impressed with the entire program & facility. Our staff person was excellent. She kept the boys engaged and made the presentation fun & enjoyable." - Scout Leader

"Boys had a great time, am looking to come back to do another one." - Scout Leader



Come to the Oakes Museum of Natural History for a fun-filled learning experience and let our trained staff help your troop meet badge requirements!  Our programs last 2 hours and supplies are provided. We do not provide any of the badges, belt loops or pins.


Program Costs:
Scouts: $8 
Leaders: Free 
Siblings and other adults: $8

A minimum of 5 scouts is needed for a program. 

- Click Here to Schedule Your Scout Visit -

Tiger Scouts

Tiger scouts are invited pair a museum tour with a hike.  Scouts will learn about African and North American animals on a guided museum tour, then head out on a short hike which will include a 1-Foot Hike (where a 1 foot area is explored to see what animals and plants are found). 

Wolf Scouts

Wolf scouts are invited to come as a pack for a guided tour of our African and North American animal collections. 

Bear Scouts

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns - This Bear Adventure includes a guided tour of the Oakes Museum animal collections, a hike, and hands-on activities. 

Webelos Scouts 

Scouts will use the museum's collections to complete the following badges. 

Earth Rocks!

Into the Wild

Into the Woods - this program involves a hike and is best when completed in the spring, summer or fall when trees and plants have leaves. 

Our Cub Scout programs have been updated to meet the new requirements (August 2015). We will still offer the old badges through the 2015-2016 school year.

Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, or any other scouting group are encouraged to contact us to ask how we can help you meet a badge requirement!  We've offered a variety of programs for scout troops, including ones on insects, animals, geology, and museum discovery programs.