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Overnight Camp-Ins

IggyImagine a campground filled with a giant movie screen, high-tech exhibits, extraordinary science learning opportunities, a live theatre performance, great food, and maybe even the chance to sleep next to a dinosaur. Sound thrilling?

The Science Museum of Minnesota's Overnight Camp-In Program has provided a fun and welcoming environment that encourages science through exploration since 1986. This season, campers will explore the wonder of science as the museum's Camp-In Program celebrates its 30th anniversary. The theme for this season will be "Best of 30 Years". From slime to reptiles, explosions to super cold, weather to chemistry, we will be bringing back some of the most popular, amazing, and one-of-a-kind Camp-In experiments, presentations, and activities. But the fun and learning doesn't stop there. Added to this, is the magic of spending the night in the Science Museum's extraordinary exhibit halls!

An overnight Camp-In Includes:

  • General admission into the museum exhibit halls and/or Omnitheather
  • "Explore Science" workshops/stations
  • A Science Live theatre production
  • Specially designed activities, worksheets, and/or handouts
  • An overnight stay in selected museum exhibit halls with Camp-In staff
  • A pizza dinner
  • Late-night snack
  • Continental breakfast

Overnight Camp-In Program Cost:
(Does not include Family Fun Camp-Ins. See rates below.)

  • $50 per participant (including dinner)
  • $46 per participant (without dinner)
    Early Bird Rate: Register before December 31, 2015 and receive $2 off per participant in 2016!

2015-16 Family Fun Camp-In Program Cost:

  • $45 per participant*
  • $40 per participant (members)*
    *Dinner is included with all Family Fun Camp-Ins

The Overnight Camp-In Program is designed for youth of all ages and their adult chaperones. And adult-to-youth ratio of 1:8 is strictly mandated. Please see the registration section for more details.

Science Matters Camp-In and Outreach Program

With generous support from Flint Hills Resources, the Science Matters Camp-In and Outreach program provides access to a range of science enrichment experiences for students at their schools and at the Science Museum. Check out a Science Matters Camp-In in the video below!

For more information on the Overnight Camp-In Program, email or call (651) 221-4511.