Open Daily, Except Tuesdays  

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Scout Day: November 16, 2024

Scout Programs & Tours

​​These ongoing experiences are included in museum admission and are self-guided unless otherwise specified.

BSA: Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

Discover the past life of this National Register of Historic Places building by exploring our new Castle Curious pop-up exhibit. Scouts will learn about the museum's prior life as a Masonic Temple, look for hidden symbols, and explore the building's unique architecture. A guided tour is available upon request for an additional $1/scout.

Cub Scouts - Tigers: Collections and Hobbies Badge

Tiger Scouts can complete requirement 3a for the Collections and Hobbies badge by visiting the museum and exploring our exhibits. A guided tour of exhibits or our collections facility (Behind the Scenes Tour) is available upon request for an additional $1/scout.​​

Please note the museum does not provide badges.

Ongoing Experiences

All kinds of Scouts (and kids who aren't scouts!) can benefit from Scout Day at the History Museum!

Schedule of Events: 

10:00 AM: Museum opens

10:30 - 12:00 PM: Marble Madness

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Playing the Past

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Magical Mysteries

2:00 - 3:00 PM: My Family Story

4:00 PM: Museum closes

Rates (includes admission to the program and the Museum exhibits): 
Scout Admission: $9.50
Adult admission: $9.00

Pre-registration is required so we can ensure there are enough supplies for every participant.

Marble Madness
Scouts will learn about the history of marbles and some marble vocabulary, play a few marble games, make a marble maze and race track, and make a bag to hold marbles.

Scouts that will benefit from this program:
Brownie Girl Scouts can complete steps 3 and 4 for the Making Games badge and steps 1-4 for the Fair Play badge.
Bear Scouts can complete requirements 1-5 for their Marble Madness badge during this program.

Playing the Past
Scouts will learn about some women who once called the Fox Cities home and create a character based on what they learned. They will explore what their character’s daily life would be like and play historic games.
Scouts that will benefit from this program:
Junior Girl Scouts can complete requirements 1-4 for their Playing the Past badge during this program.

Magical Mystery

Scouts will make a magic show invitation, learn American Sign Language and Braille, crack a secret code and then create one of their own, and participate in some science experiments to learn how magic tricks work.

Scouts that will benefit from this program:
Tiger Scouts will complete requirements 1-4 for their Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries badge during this program.

My Family Story
Scouts will learn about family structures, create a family story tree, learn about their ancestry, and create a family crest during this program.
Scouts that will benefit from this program:

Brownie Girl Scouts will complete requirements 1-4 for their My Family Story badge during this program.

Throughout the day, an Activity Sheet will be available to all registered Scouts. Brownies can complete steps 1 and 2 for the Making Games badge using this worksheet.

​Children must be accompanied by an adult for Scout Day. If you will not be attending with your child, please arrange for your child to attend with your group's leader.