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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Wonka Week

Enter the sweet world of candy as you explore the wonders of the Chocolate Factory. Wisk 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
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDWNK0705
Fee: $208, $198 Members

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


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
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDAC0705
Fee: $129, $123 Members

Disease Detectives

Use a microscope and study different kinds of pathogens. Examine the body's immune system and see how diseases spread. Participate in a simulation of an epidemic where you will be on a team of scientists fighting a disease outbreak.
Age(s): 9-12
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNDIS0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

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


Physics Toys

Make toys to take home that spin, balance, change light, and make sound. Explore the basics of motion, pitch, color, and light.
Age(s): 6-8
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXPHY0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

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


Spymasters

How to spy with your little eye. Hone your powers of observation and master spycraft. Decrypt secret codes, read signposts, and build alarms and spy equipment to use in your room.
Age(s): 6-8
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPY0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

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


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
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0705
Fee: $129, $123 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
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIA0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

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


Wizard School

For fans of Harry P. Take a potions class, learn the science of magic, make some flying things and learn the history behind dragons and alchemy.
Age(s): 9-12
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YBWIZ0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

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


Chain Reaction Contraption

Use recycled material to create a ridiculously long chain reaction of mechanical and electrical motion. Design your own electrical switch to complete a breadboard circuit and trigger your machine to swing into action! Marvel as your machine's exploits are captured on video and then posted online for you to relive the madness at home.
Age(s): 9-12
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNCRC0705
Fee: $129, $123 Members

Drawing + Animation = Movies

Draw your own creations and attach limbs and other moving parts. Bring them to life using HUE stop-motion animation software. Plan and film adventures for your characters with props and backgrounds of your own design. Share your movies online.
Age(s): 6-8
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXDLA0705
Fee: $129, $123 Members

LEGO Machines and Structures

Learn new LEGO building techniques to make machines that move and structures that can bear weight.
Age(s): 6-8
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXLMS0705
Fee: $104, $99 Members

Mad Scientists' Lab

Concoct chemical potions and conduct crazy physics experiments. Work with dry ice and explore motion.
Age(s): 6-8
Wednesday through Friday, Jul 5, Jul 6, Jul 7
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXMSL0705
Fee: $104, $99 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.