Pinewood Derby Races

Come with your scout troop to the museum for a day of fun and friendly competition!

All events include:

  • Complimentary admission for scout leaders to preview museum at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled pinewood derby competition. During this time, an education staff member will explain the track’s timing software and finalize details for the event’s layout and logistics.
  • Complimentary set-up for the following before the event:
    • Track extension, if requested
    • Stanchions surrounding track
    • Row seating for spectators
    • Registration and weigh-in table(s) with scale and laptop (with timing software)
    • Projector and screen to display race results
    • Covered display table(s) for awards, and trophies
    • Covered “pit area” table(s)
    • Optional table(s) for food/beverages
  • Full museum access for participants during regular business hours, 10:00am-5:00pm, on the day of their event.
  • ACM staff and volunteers available during event to help with greeting guests and facilitating race.


For events in the Family Zone and Education Studio:

  • $500
  • Maximum of 75 participants (scouts and family members)
  • A deposit of $50 is required at time of reservation.
  • Race must occur either before museum hours from 8:00-10:00am or after museum hours from 5:00-7:00pm. (Participants can enjoy Museum galleries either after morning races or before evening races.)

For events in the Banquet Room:

  • $1500
  • Maximum of 200 participants (scouts and family members)
  • A deposit of $150 is required at time of reservation.

Any cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event will forfeit the entire deposit.


Reservations must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. Please contact the education department at to learn more about available days and times.