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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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
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBRC0702
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


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
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGSV0702
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Introduction to Carpentry

Head to the workshop and safely start to use carpentry tools such as saws, hammers, and nails. Measure wood and build a wooden toy to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXITC0702
Fee: $150, $143 Members

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


LEGO Machines and Structures

Learn new LEGO building techniques to make machines that move and structures that can bear weight.
Age(s): 6-8
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXLMS0702
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Minifigure Movie Stars

Write and direct an exciting movie starring a LEGO Minifigure character of your own creation. Explore various animation and editing techniques, design and construct your own sets and props. Close out the week with a camper film festival!
Age(s): 6-8
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXMFM0702
Fee: $150, $143 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
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNTPP0702
Fee: $150, $143 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
Mon, Tu & Thur, Fri, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 5, Jul 6
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0702
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Ocean Expedition Camp

Dive into the deep blue sea to discover whales, sharks, and other deep-sea creatures. Build your favorite ocean organism for our walk-through ocean environment. Step up close to sharks at a local aquarium. Head to the lab to dissect a squid. Explore human impact on the salty solution that covers two-thirds of our earth's surface. *Includes field trip to Sea Life Aquarium and behind the scenes tour.
Age(s): 7-11
Monday through Friday, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13
8am-4pm
U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDOEC0709
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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


Camp: Metropolis Makers

Have you ever wondered how cities develop and evolve? In Metropolis Makers, you will take on the role of city planner to solve problems, engineer structures, and design city layouts. Put it all together to create a mini metropolis built from LEGO Bricks.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDMET0709
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13
8:45-9:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YPROB0709
Fee: $68, $65 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 kinds of rockets in this exciting class.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBIU0709
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, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0709
Fee: $188, $179 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 [email protected] for more information.

The Science Museum of Minnesota will not be offering camps for release days during the 2017-2018 school year.