Sunday, January 16, 2011

National Scouting Museum

Nicholas' Tiger Cub den took a field trip to the National Scouting Museum, the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America. But the museum isn't just for Boy Scouts. It is full of great information and hands-on interactive activities that make it fun for the whole family.



I don't think the museum intended for the eagle statue to be one of the "hands-on" activities but try explaining that to a bunch of 6 year old boys!



Nicholas learned about some of Scouting's American Heroes such as Henry "Hank" Aaron, John Glenn, Walt Disney, Colin Powell, Michael Jordan, and of course President Jimmy Carter.



The boys loved the games and the 6 lane high-tech pinewood derby track.



The National Scouting Museum has 13 exhibit areas, virtual games where you can climb a mountain to rescue a hiker, a cave, an indoor campground, and the Norman Rockwell art gallery which houses the largest collection of Rockwell's scouting art collection.



The museum is located at 1329 W Walnut Hill Ln in Irving, Texas. It is open Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The museum is closed on major holidays and the first week in January each year. Admission: General $8.00, Senior $6.00, Children 4-12 $6.00, Scouts/Scouters $5.00, Children under 4 FREE Admission is always FREE on Sundays and Mondays! For more information, you can reach them at (972) 580-2100 or their website.

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