Image: Girl Scouts at Mummies Night, the OI's annual family Halloween party.

Earn an exclusive mummy fun patch in October at Mummies Night, the OI's annual Halloween party!

Image: Kids play games at the OI's Ancient Game Day Celebration

Earn your ancient gamer patch in June at the OI's annual Ancient Game Day!

Image: Kids study ancient pottery from Nubia.

Investigate the ancient world using STEAM and learn about archaeology from real scientists working in the field!

Image: Girl Scouts and other kids learn about ancient bones at All Bones About It

Earn your All Bones About It fun patch while studying ancient skeletons with a real bioarchaeologist!

Girl Scout Programs at the OI

The OI is excited to offer a number of programs and fun patches for Girl Scouts. Take part in a public program or workshop, or schedule something just for your troop! At each of our programs, you’ll take an interactive, hands-on approach to investigating the ancient world and get to learn how OI scientists decipher ancient languages, research mummies without unwrapping them, or excavate artifacts to answer questions about the past. Come explore the ancient world with us—sign up for a program today!

Public Programs and Workshops

All of our upcoming public programs can be found on our Youth and Family Programs page. Look for “fun patches available on-site” in the event description to see if an event offers fun patches. Fun patches are available for a $2 donation each.

Schedule a Private Girl Scout Workshop

Explore our workshops below and fill out our registration form to request a workshop for your troop. All Girl Scout Workshops include fun patches for all participants and access to the OI Museum all day. Girl Scout Workshops are available Tuesdays through Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., subject to availability. Requests must be received at least 30 days in advance. You will receive an email confirmation within five business days when your program has been booked.

Questions? Contact us at oi-education@uchicago.edu

Image: OI Junior Archaeologist fun patch

Junior Archaeologist

Learn the real science of archaeology while you dig in our simulated excavation.

Recommended for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

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Image: OI All Bones About It fun patch

All Bones About It

Work alongside a bioarchaeologist to understand what skeletons can tell us about the ancient world and our lives.

Recommended for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.

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Image: Intro to Hieroglyphs fun patch

Intro to Hieroglyphs

Decipher hieroglyphs and learn the basics of this ancient Egyptian writing system with an Egyptologist.

Recommended for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.

Learn more and register