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Youth Classes & Camps

The Science Museum of Minnesota provides a wide range of programs for youth ages 3 to 16. Programs combine science, art, drama, and literature in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. Our staff strives to inspire a life-long passion for learning and teaches kids creative problem solving skills, teamwork skills, persistence and follow through. We also offer family classes that provide opportunities for adults and young people to learn together.

Our learning environment features:

  • Professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors from a variety of backgrounds — including science, technology, engineering, math, and art; secondary, elementary, early childhood, and informal education.
  • In-depth exploration of topics.
  • Interaction with peers who share similar interests.
  • Hands-on activities working with different materials and tools.
  • An interdisciplinary approach that works well for different learning styles.
  • Opportunities to practice open-ended problem solving.
  • Cutting-edge technology education featuring up-to-date methods, software, and hardware.
  • Smaller class sizes.

2014-2015 School Break Mini-Camps

Check back for registration information on our School Break Mini-Camps for the 2014-2015 school year. Programming will occur on the following dates:

  • October 16-17, 2014: Butterflies, Computer Programming, and Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • January 19, 2015
  • February 16, 2015
  • March 30-April 3, 2015

Additional program topics TBD.

Workshop and Camp Information


Class registrations are accepted online, by mail, by fax, and at the secure drop box in the museum's lobby.

Call us at (651) 221-4511 or email for more information.

There are also programs at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center, the state's oldest outdoor environmental education facility. Call (651) 433-2427.