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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. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Busy Bugs

What's bugging you? Discover what makes these 6 legged animals so fascinating and important to the world as you collect and examinebugs (real and plastic ones), make a bug house to take home, and create bug art. Find out how a bug's life keeps them so "busy".
Age(s): 5-6
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
10-11:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YRBUG0615
Fee: $126, $120 Members

Curate Your Own Exhibit

Go behind the scenes and see the science that informs exhibits. Talk to museum staff to understand how exhibits are developed. Search our education collection until you find a special thing that catches your eye. Experiment, research, and collaborate to execute your vision in a display to present on the museum floor.
Age(s): 13-16
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YTCYE0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Fossil Finders

Dinosaur and fossil fans, this is the camp for you. We'll visit al lyou rfavorites at the msueum: Triceratops, diplodocus, and even T. Rex. Explore and excavate ancient fossils, experiment with dinosaur teeth, and make some dinos of your own!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXFOF0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Frozen Solid

Do you want to build a snowman…in the summer? Make indoor snow, grow crystal snowflakes, and freeze liquid in an instant. Experiment with heat and cold, and taste some frozen treats along the way. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXFRS0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

LEGO Megaconstructions

Do your part on the LEGO Team. Collaboratively scale, plan, and build a tower, chair, and space station that are larger than life.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNLMC0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Practical Potions

Expand your knowledge as you brew practical potions for everday magic! Discover the science behind concoctions that heal, clean, conceal and much more. Complete house challenges, create a glowing patronus, and bring it all home in your own potions box. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNPRP0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Shocking Electrical Discoveries

Explore magnetism and electricity! Investigate static electricity using everyday objects. Build a simple circuit using a battery, wire, and motor, and experiment with different circuit patterns. Put your circuit into a Jitterbot to make it draw and dance!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSED0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Video Mashup

Discover video editing and special effects. Combine short video and sound clips to create your own mashup movie, and then use a green screen to add yourself to a story you create. Learn Adobe Elements Premiere video editing software. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNVID0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Wizard School

Perform science that looks like magic and amaze your friends and family! Create potions that engage all your senses and make objects levitate in midair. Get sorted into a house and earn your magic wand. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0615
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Comic and Animation Convention

Come to our cartoon convention. Wield a pen to experiment with different ways to sequence your illustrated adventures. Sketch your own comic and publish it in our anthology. Write and direct an exciting movie starring a LEGO Minifigure character of your own creation. Bring your movie to life as you create unique sets and props. Explore various animation styles in HUE Animation using some unusual stars. View your movies throughout the week!
Age(s): 7-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 22, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26
8am-4pm
Metropolitian State University
Course Code: YDCAC0622
Fee: $367, $349 Members

STAR Collective Sets Sail

Float your boat above and below the water, down the river of science and chart a course through the stormy seas of climate change. Create new art using recycled materials, inspired by the beauty & science of aquatic life. Tie it all together when you create your own play about all the mysteries of the sea (like Sunken Ships, Mermaids and Narwals)! STAR Collective provides young innovators with a multi-disciplinary experience through collaboration between COMPAS, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and SteppingStone Theatre.
Age(s): 6-12
Monday through Friday, Jun 22, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDSTR0622
Fee: $349, $349 Members

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