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Feb 21-22, 2015
Sleeping With The Dinosaurs

Sleeping With The Dinosaurs 2015 - Register Today!


 February 21-22, 2015

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd.

St. Paul, MN  55102



This year's theme for Sleeping With The Dinosaurs is Space.

Scouts will choose between two Space Stations

"Physics and Force" or

"Spaced Out!"

Each Scout and parent that registers for Sleeping With The Dinosaurs will be required to choose one of the two station options during the registration process.

Option #1 - Physics and Force Station:  Just who were Newton, Bernoulli and Pascal and why is their work so amazing... even today? Scouts in this space station will find out as they learn about gravity, optical illusions, balance, inertia, and a lot more through a series of fun, hand-on experiments.

Some of the activities will include

  • Bernoulli's Principle (alcohol candle activity)
  • Pascal's Law (plunger activity)
  • Newton's First Law (elbow penny, scarf under table, pail of water activities)
  • Atmospheric Pressure (egg in bottle)
  • Air Pressure (balloon in bottle)
  • Effects of Water Pressure (hydraulic engineering activity)
  • Explain what causes fog (cloud creation)
  • Center of Gravity (build a model tightrope walker)
  • Optical Illusion (perception theater)

Webelos Scouts will complete 9 of the 14 requirements for their Scientist badge at this station.


Option #2 - Spaced Out! Station:  Ever wonder what it is like waking up on the International Space Station?  In this space station, Scouts will experience what it takes to travel, live and work in space.  Learn about inertia, gravity, rockets, the moon and a whole lot more.  This space station will be an out-of-this-world, hands-on fun time!

Boys Scouts who attend this space station will complete various requirements for their Astronomy and Space Exploration Merit Badges.

Astronomy will complete requirements 6C, 6D, and 9.

Space Exploration will complete requirements 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 6A, 6B and 8A

**NOTE**  Even though space stations offer requirements for specific badges, any age may attend either space station.


Space Stations are just the start of the fun!

Sleeping With The Dinosaurs also offers

Overnight Camp-In

Behind The Scenes tours and activities

Omnitheater and Science LIVE Theater demonstration

Pizza Dinner Buffet, Late Night Snack and Sunday Breakfast


This event begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st and you'll be on your way home by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

All registration is on line.  To register click the orange box to the right.

Cost is $46 per person if registered by February 12th

Late registration is $56 per person with on line registration closing February 17th

After February 17th you may still attend but must register through Rene Maes Jr. and the fee is $70 per person

All Tiger Cubs (first grade Scouts) must have a parent attend the event with them

All other Scouts; Twin Valley Council would prefer adult attendance with your Scout.


Every person that attends this event must have a waiver turned in at check-in.

Click here for 2015 SWTD Waiver Form:  WAIVER FORM Revised Jan 22.pdf

Click here for 2015 Information Packet - the details on Sleeping With The Dinosaurs 2015:  Information - Revised Jan 22.pdf



Questions please contact Rene Maes Jr. at 507-387-3124 ext 27 or

or Doug Raney at 651-221-4553 or [Click for member's page]