Oceanography Merit Badge Days

Oceanography Merit Badge

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Hosts Popular Fifth Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days For Scouts BSA Youth

Immersive, Interactive Educational Study of Community Environment and Geography

San Diego, CA — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels, fascinating exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the 5th Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 15, July 27 and August 10, 2024. Scouts BSA youth may enroll to earn their Oceanography Merit Badge through participation in one of three Saturday classes at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Scouts must complete one class to earn their Oceanography Merit Badge so participants can choose the date that works for them.

The program gives local scouting youth the opportunity to more deeply explore the ocean that is so integral to the San Diego community. By combining field work, laboratory observation, and scholarly discussion, Oceanography Merit Badge Days at the Maritime Museum of San Diego allow scouts to become fully immersed in the multiple branches of oceanographic research.

An OMB Days scouting parent participant shared their enthusiasm for the program stating, “Several of our troop scouts thoroughly enjoyed working on the Oceanography MB at the Maritime Museum. You could not ask for a better venue that allowed the kids to be out of a typical classroom environment. Scouts sure did enjoy hands-on experiences, exploring the museum and engaging with the great counselors!”

For 25 years, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has hosted highly popular and award-winning year-round educational events for hundreds of educators looking for exceptional, educational, and experiential programming for youth programs and students.

Tickets are $54.00 per participating scout and $24.00 per accompanying adult and includes general admission to explore the Maritime Museum of San Diego after class. Each scout or group of scouts are required to be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone. All Scouts BSA Youth Protection guidelines must be followed at any event with registered Scouts present. Reservations must be done online in advance. Space is limited and enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis.

Book now! Oceanography Merit Badge Days


  • Contact your troop leader about procuring your Oceanography Merit Badge, before your class date, and bring your Blue Card, signed by your troop leader.
  • Each scout or group of scouts, needs at least one adult leader in attendance.

Participants with any questions may call 619.234.9153 ext. 124 or email, for additional information.

Located at Star of India Wharf, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is a collection of historic vessels moored together dockside along the north embarcadero between Grape and Ash Streets located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. For more information on safe visit protocol and procedures, what to expect on your visit or to make a donation or learn more about the restoration projects underway, guests and supporters may visit sdmaritime.org

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.