Youth Camps & Classes | Science Museum of Minnesota

Youth Camps & Classes

By popular demand we have opened new sections of these popular camps!
Calling All Marine Biologists (July 9-13) and Design a Smart House (Aug 6-10)

We still have some room available in these full day camps too - get ’em while they’re hot!
What’s Up Doc (June 18-22), SciGirls (June 25-29), Metropolis Makers (July 9-13), and Earth Defenders (July 23-27)

Attention: Online camp registration will close the Wednesday prior to the start of each week of camp. For questions about late registration please call (651) 221-4511.

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Camp Runestone For Young Wizards

Join us where fantasy and fact are swirled together to create bewitching tales. Apparate from one adventure to another as you examine the exploits of Harry P. and other famous fictional characters. Make herbal potions. Learn about carnivorous plants and vampire bats. Make your own house elf puppet and fly off with a sure-fire spell for distinguishing between science and magic.
Age(s): 7-11
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
8am-4pm
St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCRW0625
Fee: $367, $349 Members

SciGirls Camp

Develop and conduct investigations using scientific inquiry with girls who are passionate about science! Imagine a day in the life of a science explorer, researching, testing, and collecting data along the way. See how environmental engineers use that data to solve problems. Discover how nutrition, physical, and mental activities impact the way human bodies work and stay alive.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
8am-4pm
U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDSGC0625
Fee: $367, $349 Members

STAR: Transformations

Investigate transformations through science, theater, and art in this unique collaboration camp! Change happens in the natural world, within ourselves and even on a lobal scale. Learn about different types of transformations- from metamorphoses to chemical reactions to evolutionary changes. Explore theater ativities and create art based on transformations. STAR Collective is a collaboration between the Science Museum, SteppingStone Theatre, and COMPAS.
Age(s): 6-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDSEC0625
Fee: $349, $349 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 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBIU0625
Fee: $188, $179 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
9 am
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCMB0625
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 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDAC0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

LEGO Castle

Learn about medieval technology and build drawbridges, catapults, and a castle using LEGO Technic pieces.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXLEC0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Practical Potions

Expand your knowledge of potions and spells as you brew helpful household compounds. Discover the American Wizarding school houses and perform challenges to earn points. Broaden your wizarding skills in this exciting class!
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNPPO0625
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 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Theme Park Physics

Find out what puts the "thrill" in theme parks. Learn real physics and design your own ride! Take a look at the secrets of carnival games and recreate classic theme park illusions.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNTPP0625
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 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNABC0625
Fee: $188, $179 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 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBIU0625
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.

Printable Summer Camps Catalog

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.