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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Earth Defenders

Step up and learn how to become an Earth Defender! Spend a week upcycling materials to create useful and unique treasures. Explore ways that you can help local plants, animals, and insects using science and engineering. Learn how you can protect and participate in the systems that sustain life on Earth.
Age(s): 8-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDEDF0723
Fee: $367, $349 Members

Preschool Science: Kitchen Chemistry

Measure, mix, and bake pretzels and cookies. Pop popcorn and make a drink in your in-house "laboratory."
Age(s): 3-5
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
8:45-9:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YPKIC0723
Fee: $68, $65 Members

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


3D Animation

Take your drawing skills to the next level! See the world as a 3D animator! Create a character and learn new animation techniques. Try out specific skills for 3D modeling by practicing with hands-on materials and software, then print out your creation to take home.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDAN0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Calling All Marine Biologists

Probe the depths of the sea and explore the variety of life in the ocean. See a squid from the inside out while dissecting. Discover ocean habitats, build a coral reef model, and get swallowed up by a giant whale!
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCMB0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Carpentry For Kids: the Pinball Machine

Design and construct your own tabletop pinball machine with wood and other materials. Experiment with the dynamics of action/reaction and cause/effect.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNPIN0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Gamer Girls

Are you a gamer girl? Design an interactive game with characters that you create using Scratch 2.0 software. Add your own sound and animation. Post your game online to share with others.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNGGR0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Mad Scientists' Lab

Concoct chemical potions and conduct crazy science experiments. Work with dry ice and explore motion.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXMSL0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


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, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Preschool Science: Kitchen Chemistry

Measure, mix, and bake pretzels and cookies. Pop popcorn and make a drink in your in-house "laboratory."
Age(s): 5-6
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
10-11:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YRKIC0723
Fee: $126, $120 Members

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


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, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNABC0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Calling All Marine Biologists

Probe the depths of the sea and explore the variety of life in the ocean. See a squid from the inside out while dissecting. Discover ocean habitats, build a coral reef model, and get swallowed up by a giant whale!
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNCAM0723
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Carpentry for Kids: Furniture

Use the lingo of the carpenter and the tools of the trade. Build a pine and plywood table to use in a fort or bedroom.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 26, Jul 27
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAF0723
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.