Summer Camps

The Science Museum of Minnesota is excited to announce that our summer camps will be returning this year! We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning campers to both virtual online and in-person classes, offered June 14 through September 3, 2021.

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Boring summer? There’s got to be a better way! July 5-11, all new summer camps purchases are buy one, get one half off.
Call 651-221-4511 to use the buy one, get one half off promotion. Discount available via phone only.

Need a camp T-shirt? Children's and adult sizes are available for purchase.

Registration Schedule

Member Presale: March 30, 9 a.m.
Non-Member Registration: April 2
Camps Begin: June 14


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Explore 2021 Summer Camp Themes

All 2021 summer camps are available in-person and online in two age brackets: 6–8 and 9–12.

Campers sit outside painting.
Art Lab

Art and Science

Use science to create art and use art to enjoy science! Campers will experiment with different materials, techniques, and mediums to explore where art and science meet.

In-Person Dates: June 28 -July 2, July 19- 23, August 9 - 13, August 30 - September 3

Virtual Dates: July 12 - 16, August 23 - 27

Campers sit around a desk on laptops.
Code & Play

Computer Science

Tinker with coding and creativity! Explore logic, patterns, and sequence as you program interactive games, tell stories, and discover new ways to express yourself with computers.

In-Person Dates: June 28 -July 2, July 26 - 30, August 23 - 27

Virtual Dates: June 14 - 18, August 30 - September 3

Campers uncover a fossil.
Colossal Fossils


The world is 4.5 billion years old, which means there's tons of past life to learn about. In this camp, learners will meet Science Museum dinosaurs, uncover fossils, and learn about science millions of years in the making.

In-Person Dates: June 14 - 18, July 12 - 16, August 9 - 13

Virtual Dates: July 19 - 23

Campers design a track for marbles to roll on.
Dream & Design


Become an engineer and learn how to discover new ideas when old ones fail, then create and test solutions. Some designs will get better and better, and others may fail spectacularly, but this class will teach campers to have fun no matter what happens.

In-Person Dates: June 21 - 25, July 12 - 16, August 2 - 6, August 23 - 27

Virtual Dates: July 5 - 9, August 9 - 13

Campers huddle closely to inspect a specimen.
Expedition Biology


Campers will take a tour through the wonders of the living world and learn how to think like a scientist to better understand and take care of the living things around them.

In-Person Dates: June 21 - 25, July 19 - 23, August 16 - 20

Virtual Dates: July 26 - 30

Campers prepare an experiment using beakers.
Myriad Mounds of Matter

Physics and STEM

Play with solids and liquids, colors and light. Toy around with science, technology, engineering, and math to explore how materials interact in fun and unexpected ways.

In-Person Dates: July 5 - 9, August 2 - 6, August 30 - September 3

Virtual Dates: June 21 - 25, August 16- 20

A group of campers holding wands.
Science for Sorcerers

Art and Science

Calling all campers and wizards! Bust out your cauldrons, open your spellbooks, and get excited for a week of practical sorcery. Experience the magic of everyday science by mixing potions, creating illusions, and incorporating science with practical magic.

In-Person Dates: June 14 - 18, July 5 - 9, July 26 - 30, August 16 - 20

Virtual Dates: June 28 -July 2, August 2 - 6

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