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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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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Code a Bot

Use a unique coding system to program a mini robot called an Ozobot. Make Ozobot dance, do tricks, and work together with other Ozobots. Create costumes and design a neighborhood for your Ozobot. Your ideas make the Ozobot move and groove!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAB0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Secret Hiding Places

Hide your secrets in plain sight. Make trap doors, camouflage an object, and draw maps to reveal their location. Hunt the final treasure by following a trail of clues.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSHP0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Spy Masters

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
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPY0625
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Teen Computer Game

Build your own interactive adventure game using Scratch programming software. Learn advanced programming techniques such as scoring, lives and power-ups. Share and play your game with others or online.
Age(s): 13-16
Monday through Friday, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28, Jun 29
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YTTCG0625
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.