Camps for Ages 6-8

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring new camps each season, as well as favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more. Our summer camps for ages 6-8 at The Works are ideal for girls and boys. Summer camp season at The Works Museum is alive with enthusiasm and creative engineering.

6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten.

Registration Information for 2024 Summer Camps

January 29: Innovators Club* registration begins.
January 31: Works Museum Member registration begins.
February 5: Public registration begins.

⚙︎ HINT: If you’re registering for 2 or more camps, an Innovators Club membership could save you money. See details at theworks.org/support-us/innovators-club/

*The Works Museum is committed to improving gender equity and representation in STEM. Our programs for girls are inclusive and welcoming to gender expansive students (cisgender and transgender girls, non-binary or gender non-conforming students, and any other girl-identifying youth).

$225, $202.50 members
Try your hand at different engineering jobs. Each day will focus on a different field of engineering. Wire a flashlight (electrical), construct a propeller car (mechanical), design a bridge (architectural), and much more!

M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$225, $202.50 members
Treasure lies at the end of your map, but first you need to engineer ways to get past roaring rapids, waterfalls, tall cliffs, and hidden traps. Team up with fellow adventurers to design solutions to any problems you encounter on
your quest.

M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Learn how animators combine art and engineering to make movies and videos. Work together to produce your own stop motion animation.

M-Th, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Construct tools, machines, and materials for creating art, including an electric doodle pen, a spin-art machine, and more.

M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$225, $202.50 members
Build and test simple rockets to learn the basics of flight and propulsion. Discover what it takes to live in space. Participate in a simulated space mission and construct survival items you would need.

M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$225, $202.50 members
Design, build, and test different kinds of vehicles to see how they handle a collision. Experiment with crash-proof packaging, then test it out on water balloons.

M-Th, July 15-18, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$250, $225 members
Use carpentry skills such as sawing and hammering to build a tabletop arcade game. Design a theme, then add elements like a launcher and traps.

M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Practice your woodworking skills to build a hedgehog friend using a hammer and nails. Learn about sawing, sanding, and drilling, then create wooden creatures with wiggly arms and legs.

M-Th, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Engineer adaptive equipment for animals who are injured or have a disability. Design a way to rescue a pet from a tree. Make pet toys to bring home to the animals in your life.

M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Investigate how things move through air as you construct hovercrafts, mini-catapults, flying saucers, rockets, and more.

M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Explore robotics concepts through games, wiring, and building. Make a maze for BeeBots and program them to navigate the maze. Design and wire your own wigglebot to bring home.

M-Th, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 26-29, 1-4 p.m. 

$225, $202.50 members
Make a cross-section of a skyscraper, working with scale and model-making ideas. Solve design challenges for strong construction and add an elevator.

M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys, and other moving parts.

M-Th, June 10-13, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Same great LEGO Engineering camp, in a section for girls. Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys, and other moving parts.

M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Learn how to build sturdy structures. Design and build your own mini golf hole and club. Put your design together with the designs of other campers to create a mini golf course and play a round.

M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, July 15-18, 1-4 p.m.

$250, $225 members
Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and coding software.

M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 8-11, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$250, $225 members
Same great Robocoding camp, in a section for girls. Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and coding software.

M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 1-4 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
What might lie beyond the moon and stars? Use your imagination to design elements of your own Sci Fi world like planets and galaxies, a model spaceship, a space suit, and more. Make your world even more unique by customizing your designs with motors and LED lights.

M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Take on challenges found in favorite stories. Rescue characters from high towers and make escape machines to flee fire-breathing dragons. Build a huff-and-puff wind-proof house and a spinning hat to take you to magical places.

M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Explore the different ways that we harness the power of water. Design a boat to transport goods, create pipelines to get water from one place to another, convert energy with a water wheel, and more!

M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

 Tips for camp registration:

  • Want a 5-day experience for your camper? Add on a One Day Camp to the regular camp week.
  • Want to try a 1-day experience? Register just for One Day Camps or look at our July 4th week camps.
  • The session you wanted is full? Get on the wait list to be notified if we’re able to add extra sessions.
  • Want a full-day experience? Register for an a.m. and p.m. camp. We supervise campers while they enjoy lunch from home and play between camps. There is no need to register for lunch supervision for children combining an a.m. and a p.m. camp.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 for a.m. camps and at 12:30 for p.m. camps.
  • Pick-up is from 12-12:15 for a.m. camps and 4-4:15 for p.m. camps.
  • By registering for camp you attest that you have read and agree to the camp and cancellation policies of The Works Museum.

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