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Youth Camps & Classes

Summer Camps

Members may register now during summer priority registration. General public registration begins Tuesday, February 27 at 8 a.m.

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Mystery Camp

You're on the case, and you'll need to use all the forensic tools up your sleeve to solve this mystery. Work with your scientific team and conduct experiments as you use science, logic, and ingenuity to solve a mystery. As the mystery unfolds, you'll examine fibers under the microscope, fingerprint your suspects, and put your heads together to solve this year's puzzling problem.
Age(s): 8-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
8am-4pm
St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDMYS0611
Fee: $367, $349 Members

Wonka Week

Enter the sweet world of candy as you explore the wonders of the Chocolate Factory. Whisk your way through the Physical Plant on the glass elevator, chocolate river, and other fantastic, hair-raising, move-you-from-here-to-there systems. Become a master candy maker as you knead, mix, and pour to create delicious confections every day. Explore the fascination with candies people have enjoyed over 100 years and invent a candy yourself that could become one of the most famous candies in the world. You don't need a golden ticket for this camp. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 7-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDWNK0611
Fee: $367, $349 Members

Blow It Up!

Make exploding baggies, check out dry ice, and experiment with different kids of rockets in this exciting class.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBIU0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Design a Computer Game: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Build your own interactive game or story using programming software from the MIT Media Lab called Scratch. Select a theme, write a story, build an environment, create characters, then add puzzles and sound effects.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDAC0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets, and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays, and observe an animal dissection.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNGSV0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Introduction to Carpentry

Head to the workshop and safely start to use carpentry tools such as saws, hammers, and nails. Measure wood and build a wooden toy to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXITC0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

LEGO Amusement Park

Learn about simple machines such as gears and pulleys while making models of rides that move. At the end of the week, we'll combine projects and make an amusement park for LEGO Minifigures.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXLAP0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Super Scratch

Create your own simple interactive animations, learn the basics of computer programming, and design a simple computer game using Scratch Junior. Create your own board game as you discover basic programming principles.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Wizard School

Perform science that looks like magic and amaze your friends and family! Create potions that engage all your senses and make objects levitate in midair. Get sorted into a house and earn your magic wand.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

App, Build, Code

Quit playing someone else's boring app and design your own! Build an app using custom graphics and sound that can tap into an Android device's built-in touchscreen, accelerometer, and camera to create a truly interactive experience. Upload an app to the Google Play Store to share with friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNABC0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Blow It Up!

Make exploding baggies, check out dry ice, and experiment with different kinds of rockets in this exciting class.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBIU0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Game On!

Investigate how science, numbers, and creative thinking are used to develop amazing and challenging board games and card games. Explore how logic is used in games at the Science Museum, and then work as a game designer to build your own board game. Explore strategies and game thinking to defeat your friends or win together!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 11, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGMO0611
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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*5 and 6-year-olds must be enrolled in or have completed Kindergarten to enroll above the Preschool/Pre-K level.

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Class registrations are accepted online, by mail, or by fax.

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

The Science Museum of Minnesota will not be offering camps for release days during the 2017-2018 school year.