RiverQuest Scout Day - It's Alive! Ecoadventure (1:00 PM tour)

RiverQuest presents our first Scout Day on board the new green vessel Explorer!

Scout Day programs are 90 minutes in length and are offered a special one-day-only price.

1:00 PM  Tour:

It's Alive! Ecoadventure 
Sail into adventure looking for signs of life in the watery world that runs through our city. Search for microscopic clues in a river water sample. Get up close and personal with local waterfowl, learn about native fish, and hunt for unbelievable creatures from the muddy river bottom.

This tour is appropriate for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages.  

"It's Alive" workshops may work toward accomplishments needed for different badges.   Some of the topics addressed by this RiverQuest program may include:

Girl Scouts:

  • Science and Technology Dabbler
  • Exploring Out-of-Doors Dabbler
  • Ecology
  • Small Craft
  • Water Fun
  • Wildlife

Boy Scouts:

  • American Heritage
  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Insect Study
  • Nature

For more information on meeting badge requirements, please consult your Scouting Manual or Scout Leader.

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Important--Chaperone Information

Each Scout must be assigned to a designated adult chaperone. One chaperone may be responsible for up to 10 students. All passengers are ticketed passengers--see ticket prices listed on this webpage.  Scouts will be grouped onboard according to age/grade level where practical.

Trips go rain or shine. In event of cancellation due to high water, reschedule date will be announced. Please see below for cancellation policy.


Parking for RiverQuest is at Carnegie Science Center lots. There is a charge of $5 per vehicle for non-Carnegie Science Center members. Member parking rates are $3 per vehicle. Special parking rates apply for special events such as Pitt Panther games, Steelers games and Pirates games.


Cancellation Policy

RiverQuest reserves the right to postpone or reschedule this event due to dangerous weather conditions or mechanical difficulty. The boat sails rain or shine, but cannot get underway in high winds, freezing rain, dense fog, or high water/flooding. If the program is cancelled by RiverQuest, an alternative date will be scheduled.

Due to the seasonal nature and limited capacity of these trips, tickets are not refundable unless the trip is cancelled by RiverQuest.


Visit www.riverquest.org or call 412-231-2712, weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Name Sales End Price
Adult Ended $11
Cub Scout/Webelos Scout/Boy Scout/Venturer (age 17 and under) Ended $9
Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Leader-in-Training Girl Scout (age 17 and under) Ended $9
Non-Scout attendee (age 17 and under) Ended $9

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