Eight dollars per scout includes all materials and badges. Adult chaperones are free, we require 1 adult chaperone per 10 scouts, this is not a drop off program.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please call the Education Department to register: (518) 584-0400 ext. 118 (Please note, you may register individually but we need a minimum of eight scouts to run a program.) Length: Approximately 2 hours
Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs
Horsemanship If you love horses you’ll love this program. Learn about horse care, safety, careers with horses and famous horses of the past and present. On your own learn where you can ride horses in your community and read about horses.
Art Learn about art with the museum's collection of equine art, trophies and sculpture, the various mediums and elements and make your own art project.
Animal Science Scouts will learn about equine health management, nutrition, bloodlines and the origins of the thoroughbred breed.
Girl Scout Badge Programs
Junior Girl Scouts*: Art in 3D: (Drawing) Explore examples of 3D art in our collection. How lifelike can a bronze horse be? Discover the many elements that artists include in bronzes, trophies and mosaics. You will make your own mosaic and Sculpey Clay sculpture to take home with you.
Horse Fan: (Animals) If you love horses you’ll love this program. Learn about horse care, safety, careers with horses and famous horses of the past and present. On your own learn where you can ride horses in your community and read about horses.
Architecture: (Investigate Badge) Discover the functions of buildings by touring the local community. We will learn what makes a community, and we will create our own buildings through floor plans and 3 D models. (Dress to go outside.)
Camera Shots: (Digital Photographer Badge) Have you ever wanted to take great photographs? Come to this program to learn about basic principles of photography with professional photographers, have the opportunity to take different types of shots. (Dress to go outside.)
Visual Arts: (Drawing) Horses have been the subjects of artwork for thousands of years. We will explore equine art in a variety of media and styles including print, sculpture, painting, and silhouette. You will have a chance to try out different media to create your own works of art! *Cadette and Junior programs require some work at the troop level. Pre/post visit materials will be provided to assist in completion of the badge
Listening to the Past: 10:00 a.m.-noon (Citizen) Learn about the history of our community through old photographs, toys and a museum scavenger hunt. See how people lived in the past and decide whether they were different from or similar to us.
Colors and Shapes: (Artist) Discover how artists use color, lines, and shapes to make art. Create your own masterpieces!