Youth Camps & Classes | Science Museum of Minnesota

Youth Camps & Classes

Summer Camps

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

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Camp Contraptions (St. Kate's)

Experiment with materials, tools, levers, pulleys, and gears to create art in motion. Share engineering solutions to daily design challenges, whether you need to make a zipline or safely drop an egg. Explore the effect of gravity, angle, velocity, and friction. Design and assemble a long chain reaction machine. Incorporate the knowledge of motion you have developed during the week to propel the action to a boisterous finale! Share films of the event online.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
8am-4pm
St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCAC0612
Fee: $372, $355 Members

What's Up Doc?

Investigate body systems and find out what they do to keep you healthy, breathing, growing, thinking and moving. Scope out what’s happening when these systems are attacked by disease or injury. Explore what medical professionals can do to treat and heal people. Discover for yourself how treatments from long ago and far away can work to cure diseases and “whatever ails you”.
Age(s): 8-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDWUD0612
Fee: $346, $330 Members

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 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBAF0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Digital Flix

Explore the world of film production! You can be a director, actor, cinematographer, and producer of your films and team film project! Record movies using a digital video camera then use software to edit. Post it online to share with your friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNFLX0612
Fee: $215, $205 Members

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


Gamer Girls

Are you a gamer girl? Design an interactive game with characters that you create using Scratch 2.0 software. Add your own sound and animation. Post your game online to share with others.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNGGR0612
Fee: $215, $205 Members

Introduction to Carpentry

Head to the workshop and safely start to use carpentry tools such as saws, hammer and nails. Measure wood and build a wooden toy to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXITC0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Jewelry-Maker's Workshop

Work with materials and tools to design and make your own necklaces and other jewelry. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Learn how many cultures have decorated themselves throughout time.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXJMW0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Mad Scientists' Lab

Concoct chemical potions and conduct crazy physics experiments. Work with dry ice and explore motion.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXMSA0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Sci-Fi Camp

Discover the real science behind some of the best ideas in science fiction. From Star Trek to Doctor Who, learn the reality behind the fantasy. Find out how something can be "bigger on the inside," create your own alien from another world, and build your own Sci-Fi technology to take home.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNSFI0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Carpentry Gumball Tower

Use carpentry skills to design and build a free-form gumball tower machine that features chutes, ramps, and tunnels.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNGUM0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Design and Build a Mini-Golf Course

Play the museum's mini-golf course. Design and build a tabletop version of your own mini-golf hole using a variety of materials. There will be a mini-golf tournament the last day of class.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNMGC0612
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Jewlery-Maker's Workshop

Explore the history of personal decoration. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Design and make your own necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 12, Jun 13, Jun 14, Jun 15, Jun 16
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNJMW0612
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.