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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Carpentry for Kids: Furniture

Use the lingo of the carpenter and the tools of the trade. Build a pine and plywood table to use in a fort or bedroom.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAF0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNFLX0821
Fee: $215, $205 Members

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


Gears and Contraptions

Make gadgets and contraptions using pulleys, wheels, axles, ramps, and levers. Play with different combinations of gears and construct a gearbox to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGAC0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Introduction to Chemistry

Enter the exciting world of chemistry! Investigate chemicals and colors, gases and liquids, weights and densities.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNITC0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Scratch State Fair Midway

Recreate your favorite attractions from the midway at the state fair. Use the LEGO WeDo sensors and MIT's Scratch software to perceive the ring toss accuracy or activate the dunk tank. Post video of your projects online.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNSTF0821
Fee: $215, $205 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
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUS0821
Fee: $215, $205 Members

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


Supernova Science

Connect to the cosmos and see yourself among the stars. Find your place in the universe by creating your own telescope, constellation, and galaxy. Use real astronomical techniques to reveal how we know so much about space.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSNS0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


App, Build, Code

Quit playing someone else's boring app and design your own! Build an app using cusom 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, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNABC0821
Fee: $215, $205 Members

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


Carpentry for Kids: American Girl Doll Furniture

Make furniture for American Girl and similar dolls. Learn tool use and safety techniques so that you can continue to design and build furniture at home.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNAMD0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


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, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0821
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


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
Monday through Friday, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXDLA0821
Fee: $215, $205 Members

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


LEGO Amusement Park

Learn about mechanisms 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, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXLAP0821
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.

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

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