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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Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

Dive into the wide world of science as you develop experiments and create imaginative projects. This year explore the brain, mathematics, and use LEGO Bricks in engineering challenges. You will investigate questions like how do our senses relate to the brain, how can we graph data that we collect to share it with others, and how do we use the engineering design process? Learn about women working in the fields of math and science!
Age(s): 6-9
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
8am-4pm
St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCMC0806
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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


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, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
8:30am-4:30pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YDWNK0806
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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


Preschool Science: LEGO Fun for the Very Young

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Age(s): 3-5
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
8:45-9:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YPLVY0806
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, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXBIU0806
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Design a "Smart" House

Design and create a play-sized, interactive dream home. Build your house from recycled materials, and use an Arduino board to customize it with light, sound, and sensors. Take your house home!
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNDSH0806
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0806
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, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXEEN0806
Fee: $188, $179 Members

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


Introduction to Chemistry

Enter the exciting world of chemistry! Investigate chemicals and colors, gases and liquids, weights and densities.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNITC0806
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Spy Masters

How to spy with your little eye. Hone your powers of observation and master spycraft. Decrypt secret codes, read signposts, and build alarms and spy equipment to use in your room.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPY0806
Fee: $150, $143 Members

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


Preschool Science: LEGO Fun for the Very Young

Work with special LEGO Duplo kits that have gears and moving parts to build machines, spaceships, and other fun projects.
Age(s): 5-6
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
10-11:45am
Science Museum
Course Code: YRLVY0806
Fee: $126, $120 Members

3D Worlds

Investigate the world of 3D design, game-making, and programming. Explore 3D Worlds using a variety of programs during a week in the third dimension.
Age(s): 13-16
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YTTDW0806
Fee: $188, $179 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 kids of rockets in this exciting class.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNBIU0806
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.