Scout Trips

Bugs and Brownies

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Mid-April through September


$8 per scout

Complete some requirements for your Bug Badge by observing insects and exploring how these tiny organisms help with the important job of pollinating plants. Find a bug and build an observation box for it. Each scout should bring their own shoe box. 

Brownie program note: Can be scheduled all year, but bug collection can only take place outdoors April through October. Cleveland Botanical Gardens awards scouts with the Brownie Bug Badge upon completion of the program.


Thank you for your interest in our scout programs. Please be aware that we currently are redesigning many of our offerings for self-guided, guided and remote options. If you are interested in a specific program, please fill out the form below, email or call our registrar at 440.602.3833 or This will enable us to know of your interest and contact you as soon as we have programming ready to deliver.

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Frequently asked questions

You will receive a confirmation letter no later than 10 days before your visit. Please read this letter and check the date, time and number of students we expect to arrive. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, call us.

Only under extreme weather conditions will we cancel your trip. If you must cancel your trip, we ask that you do so 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit. Schools canceling after this time will be charged a $15 processing fee.

Group Rates (minimum of 10)

  • Guided program $7 each, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Self-guided program $6 each

Payment can be made by cash, check, or purchase order at the Ticketing desk when you arrive.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to park, use the restrooms, divide your group, etc. In the event that you arrive late, the length and or content of the program will be altered as needed to fit within the time remaining.

All groups must bring at least one adult to accompany every 10 students. One chaperone is admitted free for every five students. Any additional adults above the required number will be charged the student fee. Groups will be divided into smaller groups of approximately 10-15 students and at least one chaperone must accompany each group.

To ensure that your students enjoy their trip, please emphasize appropriate outdoor dress and footwear. Also, please have your students wear name tags.

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