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inventorWhat’s the Big Idea?
March 9th, 2019 from 11am to 1pm
Grades 2-5
Cost per scout: $15
If you have BIG ideas, put on your inventor hat and join us at the National Museum of Industrial History. Discover how the inventing process happens as we look at real-world problems, experiment with solutions, and get creative designing and building improvements to everyday life. All troops must bring Safety Activity Checkpoints adults. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. Includes admission to the museum and Inventor Badge. Registration is through the Girl Scout Website: gsep.org  (click Program/Event Registration at the top of the page)

History in the Making
playingApril 13th, 2019 from 11am to 1pm
Grades 4-5
Cost per scout: $20
Get ready to be transported back in time to 1876! Join the staff at the National Museum of Industrial History and learn about how women lived in the nineteenth century. Become an exhibitor in the Women’s Pavilion at the World’s Fair, learn about the first woman engineer, or join Susan B Anthony as a women’s right activist. This was an exciting time for women to show the nation—and the world—their creative talents, industrial capabilities, and overall ingenuity! You’ll use artifacts in the museum’s Centennial Gallery as your inspiration to learn and recreate real and fictional characters from the time period. Get ready to dress up, work an antique printing press, handle silk worm cocoons, and petition for your right to vote! All troops must bring Safety Activity Checkpoints adults. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. Includes admission to the museum and Playing the Past Badge. Registration is through the Girl Scout Website: gsep.org  (click Program/Event Registration at the top of the page)

Think Like an Engineer: Solving Real-World Problems
June 8th, 2019 from 11am to 1pm

Grades 2-5
Cost per scout: $20
There are many things we take for granted…like clean running water on demand. However, not everyone on planet Earth enjoys that luxury! In this program, we will consider ways we can provide access to clean water around the world. We will consider the problem, design solutions, build prototypes and work like engineers to collect and filter water. Join us at the National Museum of Industrial History for this day of real-world problem solving!  Registration is through the Girl Scout Website: gsep.org  (click Program/Event Registration at the top of the page)

Playing the Past Badge
History in the Making
Grades: 4–5
Cost: $22/scout

Get ready to be transported back in time to 1876! Join the staff at the National Museum of Industrial History and learn about how women lived in the 19th century. Become an exhibitor in the Women’s Pavilion at the World’s Fair, learn about the first woman engineer, or join Susan B. Anthony as a women’s right activist. Get ready to dress up and use artifacts from the museum’s Centennial Gallery as you recreate the lives of real and fictional characters from the period. Learn how to work an antique printing press, handle silk worm cocoons, and petition for your right to vote! All troops must meet girl/adult ratios for their group. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. *Includes admission to the museum and Playing the Past badge.

Inventor Badge Program
See the world from a different perspective, think creatively, discover solutions!  Join the staff at the National Museum of Industrial History and learn the process real inventors go through to solve real-world problems.  Put on your inventor hat as we consider: How did Bethlehem Steel workers get 800 feet in the air above the New York City streets with their lunches?  How did workers communicate in noisy factories?  What fantastic invention will make my morning routine easier?  Fee: $10/per scout
Grades: 4-5

Scheduling: Register your troop for the Inventor Badge at NMIH by calling the museum at 610-694-6644 ext 108.  This program is available the 1st or 4th Saturday of each month.  Troops are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  Add an NMIH museum tour for only $5 (applies to scout and accompanying adult)