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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.

School Break Mini-Camps

School Break Mini-Camps are now open for registration! Programming will occur on the following dates:

  • January 19, 2015: Dissection Lab
  • February 16, 2015: Chemistry Lab
  • March 30-April 3, 2015: LEGO Lab

Be sure to check our Class Catalog & Registration page for more details.

Summer Camps 2015

It is never too early to be planning for sunshine! Our fantastic camps will be back again this summer with all your favorite offerings and some brand new topics to explore. The catalog for Summer 2015 will be available to view starting February 2. Registration begins for members on February 17. Registration begins for nonmembers on March 3.

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.