McWane Science Center

Cub Scout Pack 845 - Winter Camping


Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers - from ages 1 to 100 - flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South's most unique venues.
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Pack Camping Trip.

Saturday, Jan. 20th 2018 at 5pm-8am

200 19th Street North

Birmingham, AL

Parking deck cost $5 per visit. If you leave and come back it will cost an additional $5 to park.


5:45 p.m. Arrival and Check-In

6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Smart Cafe (dinner ends at 6:45 p.m.)

7:00 p.m. Mandatory Orientation for everyone

8:00 p.m. Adventure Time in the Museum on Levels 1 through 3

9:00 p.m. Science Program

10:30 p.m. Prepare for bed

11:00 p.m. Lights Out

7:00 a.m. Rise and Shine

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (breakfast ends at 7:45 a.m.)

8:00 a.m. Depart

Cost to attend

Our winter camping trip just like in years past, is not funded by the pack. We wish we could but our budget simply doesn't allow for it. Below is the cost for attending the trip.

Per person (Adults/Scout/Siblings): $50

Package includes:


Continental Breakfast

After Hours in exhibits

Payment Due Date: 1/6/2018

Rules to attend:

Participants must be in kindergarten or older.

Two Rules to Highlight

  1. No outside food is permitted in the museum.
  2. MP3 players and electronic gaming devices are not allowed.

What to bring

Things to Bring

Please note: We DO NOT provide any sleeping equipment for this event; you must bring your own gear.

  • Sleeping Bag, Camp pad, or battery operated/hand pump air mattress.
  • Pillow
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Any other necessary toiletries.
  • Washcloth/Hand towel
  • Flashlight
  • Comfy Clothes Note: The temperature varies in the Museum so plan for hot and cold by dressing in layers!
  • Walking shoes- remember, you will be walking around the museum.
  • Change and small bills for Vending Machines and Penny Press. Overnight Adventure staff cannot make change and machines only use change and small bills, so please plan accordingly. Note: use these machines at your own risk. Overnight staff are unable to provide refunds.
  • Camera: No audio or visual recording during the IMAX film will be permitted.
  • Earplugs: Dinosaurs- and other guests- sometimes snore...
  • Night mask: lights will never go completely dark.
*Please label all belongings

What not to bring

Things NOT to Bring to the Overnight

  • Outside food or drink
  • Tents or air mattresses bigger than a twin size.
  • Hairdryers, curling irons, and other electric appliances.
  • Please leave radios, electronic devices at home.
  • Please note: You will transport your bedding up levels of the museum, so please pack accordingly. Guests are strongly advised against bringing wagons or similar heavy equipment to this event.
  • Please note: chaperones are not allowed to drop off minors and overnight gear at entrance and leave them unsupervised while parking.
McWane Science Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items

Dates to Remember

  1. Registration Deadline: 1/6/2018
  2. Payment Deadline: 1/6/2018
  3. Form Deadline & YPT: 1/15/2018
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FORMS are always REQUIRED!!

BSA Health Form - Due 1/15/18

Your Registration is not complete without this form for each member of your family attending.

Email if you are unsure if your forms are current.

Youth Protection - Due 1/15/18

ALL ADULTS must take Youth Protection and turn in the certificate that is available at the end of the course. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS, no YPT certificate and you will NOT be allowed to attend. No Refund will be given.

BSA Activity Consent - Due 1/15/18

Like the Health Form above, your registration is not complete until this form is received for all YOUTH attending the trip. One form per attendee

McWane Release Form - Due 1/15/2018

McWane like many other facilities we have visited in the past requires their own form to be filled out for each participant. Below is the form.


If you register for this trip and fail to turn in forms by the due date we will remove you from the trip and no refund will be given. FORMS ARE REQUIRED!!!

Refund Policy

At this time we can not refund money to you if you decide to withdraw from the trip. We have already paid McWane for the trip, they will not refund us. We hope you understand.