Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our unique programs are designed to immerse Scouts in a variety of topics, while completing their badge requirements.

Special Badge Workshops

Brownie Girl Scout “Senses” Badge Workshop CANCELED
Saturday, February 24, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Girls can exercise all of their senses during this interactive workshop. Activities include sight and sound hunts through the museum, a make-and-take touch chart and sampling foods to experience the five basic tastes.

Cost is $15 per Junior Scout and $15 per Leader/adult chaperone.*  This event has been CANCELED.

Only Scouts and leaders will be permitted to participate in workshop activities.  Workshop registration includes Museum Experience admission for the day.

The Leader may be the Troop Leader, parent or accompanying adult.  At least one adult is required to register and accompany each troop, or individual Scout.  Extra adults and children may purchase Museum Experience tickets at the admissions desk on the day of the workshop.  The workshop does not include the badge. Participation in this program does not qualify Scouts for a Hershey Story patch. To earn that patch, Scouts must complete the “Scouting for History” guide and also participate in a public Chocolate Lab class or Chocolate Tasting.

Register here for this event
. This event has been canceled.

Please email smhetrick@HersheyStory.org or call 717.520.5587 for more information.

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Junior Girl Scout “Playing the Past” Badge Workshop 
Saturday, March 23, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Enjoy a morning of hands-on activities at The Hershey Story!  Girls will experience the many stories of Hershey through the eyes of girls and women who lived long ago.  In addition to exploring the exhibits, scouts will play old-fashioned games and create two crafts to take home.
Cost is $15 per Junior Scout and $15 per Leader/adult chaperone.*  Register here for this event.
Leaders/adult chaperones may be asked to assist with activities and all chaperones may not be able to participate in every activity.

Only Scouts and leaders will be permitted to participate in workshop activities.  Workshop registration includes Museum Experience admission for the day.

*The Leader may be the Troop Leader, parent or accompanying adult.  At least one adult is required to register and accompany each troop, or individual Scout.  Extra adults and children may purchase Museum Experience tickets at the admissions desk on the day of the workshop.  The workshop does not include the badge.

Participation in this program does not qualify Scouts for a Hershey Story patch. To earn that patch, Scouts must complete the “Scouting for History” guide and also participate in a public Chocolate Lab class or Chocolate Tasting.

Register here for this event.

Please email smhetrick@HersheyStory.org or call 717.520.5587 for more information.

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Cadette Girl Scout “Entrepreneur” Badge Workshop 
Saturday, September 28, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Girl Scouts will work in teams to brainstorm ideas and create a chocolate confectionery product for a specific demographic, develop a business plan for their unique product, and then present their product and plan to the group.
Cost is $18 per Cadette Scout and $15 per Leader/adult chaperone.*  

*The Leader may be the Troop Leader, parent or accompanying adult.  At least one adult is required to register and accompany each troop, or individual Scout.  Leaders/adult chaperones will be expected to assist with activities and adult participation is limited to 1 Leader/adult chaperone per every 5 girls or 1 per troop if less than 5 girls.

 Extra adults and children  may purchase Museum Experience tickets at the admissions desk on the day of the workshop. Only Scouts and required Leaders/adult chaperones will be permitted to participate in workshop activities.  Workshop registration includes Museum Experience admission for the day. The workshop does not include the badge.

Participation in this program does not qualify scouts for a Hershey Story patch. To earn that patch, scouts must complete the “Scouting for History” guide and also participate in a public Chocolate Lab class or Chocolate Tasting.

Registration for this event will open July 1, 2024.

Please email smhetrick@hersheystory.org or call 717.520.5587 for more information.

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Scouts BSA “Indian Lore” Merit Badge Workshop 
Saturday, October 26, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

In this workshop  Scouts explore the museum’s American Indian artifact collection to earn the Indian Lore merit badge. The intensive program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of collections storage. Scouts will also create replicas of three American Indian objects, learn to play American Indian games, and take an in-depth look at Susquehannock artifacts. Upon successful completion of the program, merit badge counselors will sign merit badge forms.
$18 for Scouts; $15 per Leader*.  Registration for this program will open August 1, 2024.

*The Leader may be the Troop Leader, parent or accompanying adult.  At least one adult is required to register and accompany each troop, or individual Scout.

Only Scouts and Leaders will be permitted to participate in workshop activities.  Workshop registration includes Museum Experience admission for the day.  Extra adults and children may purchase Museum Experience tickets at the admissions desk on the day of the workshop.

Participation in this program does not qualify Scouts for a Hershey Story patch. To earn that patch, Scouts must complete the “Scouting for History” guide and also participate in a public Chocolate Lab class or Chocolate Tasting.

Registration required here beginning August 1, 2024.

Please email smhetrick@HersheyStory.org or call 717.520.5587 for more information.

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Scouting for History

Explore the Museum Experience with one of our scavenger hunts created especially for Scouts. The hunts, which may satisfy some scouting requirements, stress Milton Hershey’s example as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. “Scouting for History” is available to Scout groups or individual Scouts at any time; Museum Experience admission must be purchased to complete a guide*. Access to the Museum Experience is included in workshop cost.  Please ask for your free “Scouting for History” guide at the admissions desk, or print a copy below:

Cub Scouts
Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts 
Older Scouts

Participation satisfies one requirement for each of following achievements:

  • Cub Scout
    Tiger Scout – Tiger Tales Adventure, #7
    Wolf Scout – Collections and Hobbies Adventure, #3
    Webelos Scout – Build My Own Hero Adventure, #2
  • Brownie Girl Scout – Celebrating Community and Computer Expert Badges
  • Junior Girl Scout – aMUSE Award and Product Designer Badge

Earn a Hershey Story Patch!

Hershey Story Patch

Scout groups or individual Scouts (not Leaders or accompanying adults) who complete the following will be awarded a Hershey Story patch:

  • Complete “Scouting for History” in the Museum Experience   AND
  • Attend a public Chocolate Lab class or  take part in a  Chocolate Tasting.

Patches will be awarded (at no additional cost) at The Hershey Story admissions desk upon completion of the above activities.  For reservations and rates for scout groups of ten or more, complete this form  or call 717.520.5596.

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*Guests of The Hotel Hershey & Hershey Lodge receive complimentary general admission tickets to The Hershey Story and Hershey Gardens upon check-in.  Adding a Chocolate Lab costs $12.50 per Scout and $16.50 for each accompanying adult.
Girl Scouts can also complete “Scouting for Nature” at Hershey Gardens. Click here for more information

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