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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Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

Dive into the wide world of science as you develop experiments and create imaginative projects. This year explore solids, liquids, gases, reactions, and the roles women have played in science fields related to chemistry. Construct toys and play with them to discover how they use motion, light, sound and other physics ideas to make them fun. Unleash your creativity to build puppets with moving parts that will star in shadow plays campers write, produce props for, and record as movies.
Age(s): 6-9
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
8am-4pm
Blake School in Hopkins
Course Code: YDCMC0724
Fee: $362, $345 Members

Robotics Lab

Automaton, cyborg, bionic, android - how do they differ from each other? Program handheld computers to control sensors and motors on a robot. Learn about the history and current uses of robots. Then dive into the future as you build a cutting-edge, Arduino controlled spider robot that responds to its environment. Take your robot home and reprogram it using your new skills. Investigate artificial intelligence and biomimicry. Learn about the Kinematic Chain. Build a robotic arm.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDROB0724
Fee: $394, $375 Members

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


Preschool Robotics

Program your own Ozobot to discover the fascinating world of robots through movement and play.
Age(s): 3-5
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
8:45-9:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YPROB0724
Fee: $68, $65 Members

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


Build a Remote Control Car

Build a self-propelled, wire-controlled vehicle using batteries, motors, and wiring. Test out your car's performance under a variety of conditions.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBRC0724
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, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0724
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Dazzling Digital Art

Using computer design programs you will create computer code to craft your own digital and printed art. Explore the intersection of math and design a you combine different shapes, colors, and patterns. Display your projects in a student gallery for otehrs to enjoy!
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDDA0724
Fee: $215, $205 Members

Female Filmmakers

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, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Metro State University
Course Code: LNFFM0724
Fee: $215, $205 Members

Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays and perform a mock surgery.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGSV0724
Fee: $173, $165 Members

Wizard School

Explore the science in potions, magic tricks, and other wizarding secrets. Complete challenges to earn house points. Test your skills with feats from each professor. Create a light-up wand that would make Ollivander proud.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0724
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Preschool Robotics

Program your own Ozobot to discover the fascinating world of robots through movement and play.
Age(s): 5-6
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
10-11:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YRROB0724
Fee: $126, $120 Members

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


Excellence Engineering

Have fun with engineering by pushing the limits in this camp. Use your creativity and ingenuity to design things to be faster, longer, higher, and stronger.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXEEN0724
Fee: $173, $165 Members

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


Gamer Girls: Dance Edition

Are you a gamer girl and like to dance? Design your own dance game using Scratch software. Choreograph a dance game, design an environment, create characters, and add music. Build your own controller to play your dance game.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28
1-4pm
Metro State University
Course Code: LNGGD0724
Fee: $215, $205 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.

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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.