Youth Camps & Classes | Science Museum of Minnesota

Youth Camps & Classes

Experts in the field of fun-ology. We offer great camps and classes for youth ages 3-16.

*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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LEGO Lab

This camp is awesome! Experiment using LEGO for printmaking, mold making, and mosaics. See LEGO come to life in a movie you animate. Build large collaborative projects and photograph your micro scale creations.
Age(s): 6-9
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
8am-4pm
U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDLEG0626
Fee: $372, $355 Members

SciGirls Camp

Explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with SciGirls, the popular TV show. Design an app using custom graphics and sound that can tap into an Android device. Save the app file online to share with friends. Work as a team to develop hands-on engineering investigations. Discover the impact of women, past and present, working in the sciences you are exploring.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
8am-4pm
U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDSGC0626
Fee: $346, $330 Members

STAR: Seek, Explore, Create

Chart the course to adventure through Science, Theater, and ARt in this unique collaborative camp! Learn how explorers seek and find using maps, the stars, their imaginations and modern technology. Examine perspective and scale. Create a short performance based on exploration and artwork that shares a wondrous story. Experience how science has shaped the tools of exploration. STAR Collective is a collaboration between the Science Museum, SteppingStone Theatre, and COMPAS.
Age(s): 6-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDSEC0626
Fee: $330, $330 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 26, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBIU0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Build a Fort

Imagine a fort too big to fit under the dining room table. Come build big with cardboard and create the life-size fort of your dreams!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBAF0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Calling All Marine Biologists

Probe the depths of the sea and explore the variety of life in the ocean. See a squid from the inside out while dissecting. Discover ocean habitats, build a coral reef model, and get swallowed up by a giant whale!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCMB0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Chemistry in the Kitchen

Explore how chemistry makes delicious foods. Use everyday ingredients and kitchen tools to measure and mix, cook and bake. Test your experiments by eating them! *Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0626
Fee: $173, $165 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, and add puzzles and sound effects.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0626
Fee: $215, $205 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Frozen Solid

Do you want to build a snowman...in the summer? Make indoor snow, grow crystal snowflakes, and freeze liquid in an instant. Experiment with heat and cold, and taste some frozen treats along the way.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXFRZ0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


LEGO Zipline

Build LEGO creations that run up and down a zipline, crawl on a tightrope, and more. Experiment to make your LEGOs zip faster or slower.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNLZL0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Be a Paleontologist

If you dig fossils, this camp is for you! Create an excavation site and use real tools to uncover the fossils. Find out about recent discoveries and name a new dinosaur. Visit the dinosaur gallery and experiment on real fossils.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBAP0626
Fee: $173, $165 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 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBIU0626
Fee: $173, $165 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


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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.

Printable Summer Camps Catalog

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

Call us at (651) 221-4511 or email registrar@smm.org for more information.