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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Comic and Animation Convention (Metro State)

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, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
8am-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDCAC0716
Fee: $367, $349 Members

Wonka Week

Enter the sweet world of candy as you explore the wonders of the Chocolate Factory. Whisk your way through the Physical Plant on the glass elevator, chocolate river, and other fantastic, hair-raising, move-you-from-here-to-there systems. Become a master candy maker as you knead, mix, and pour to create delicious confections every day. Explore the fascination with candies people have enjoyed over 100 years and invent a candy yourself that could become one of the most famous candies in the world. You don't need a golden ticket for this camp. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 7-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDWNK0716
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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


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, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNFLX0716
Fee: $188, $179 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 go faster, reach higher, last longer, and make people and creatures happier.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXEEN0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Jewelry-Maker's Workshop

Work with various materials and tools to design and make your own necklaces and other jewelry. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Learn how people in many cultures have decorated themselves throughout time.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXJMW0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Marble Run Engineering

Get rolling! Use your imagination to design a marble run with twists and turns - maybe even defy gravity. Build tracks, raceways, and challenges for your marbles. Experiment with physics and probability. Create, test, and improve your creations throughout the week.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNMRE0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Physics Toys

Make toys to take home that spin, balance, change light, and make sound. Explore the basics of motion, pitch, color, and light.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXPHA0716
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, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNPPO0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


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.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


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, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0716
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Detective Science

Be a detective. Hone your powers of observation and deduction. Fingerprint, perform chromatography, and analyze evidence microscopically. Join together to solve a crime on the last day.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXDET0716
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.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXFRZ0716
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.