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
Monday through Thursday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBRC0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXCIK0730
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
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGSV0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

LEGO Advanced Vehicles

Discover the next level of LEGO vehicle construction. Build model vehicles that have 4-wheel drive, multispeed transmission, and rack and pinion steering.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNLAV0730
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 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Atlas Adventure

Chart the course to adventure! Learn how to seek and find using maps, the stars, and modern technology. Use tools like compasses and GPS to navigate the world around you, try geocaching, and make a personal map of nearby parks.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNATA0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Game Pad

Design your own adventure game using Scratch software. Write a story, design an environment, create characters and add sound effects. Build your own game controller to play your game.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNGPD0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Gears and Contraptions

Make gadgets and contraptions using pulleys, wheels, axles, ramps, and levers. Play with different combinations of gears and construct a gearbox to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGAC0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXGSP0730
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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 observe an animal dissection.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNGSV0730
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, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0730
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.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIP0730
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.

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.