Summer Camps at Minnesota Children’s Museum

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

This summer we’re bringing some of our favorite camps to Minnesota Children’s Museum in downtown Saint Paul. Join us as we explore engineering with topics like robotics, carpentry, space travel, architecture, and more! These camps feature the same educators and hands-on engineering activities as our camps in Bloomington, just brought to Minnesota Children’s Museum’s awesome facility.

Important Camp Details

Registration Information for 2024 Summer Camps

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

Registration Information:
$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)

Location:
Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Notes for planning:
Morning and afternoon camps can be combined for a full-day experience. Lunch is supervised for campers attending a full day of 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.
Parents will receive an email the week before camp outlining details for drop-off, pick-up, and updated COVID-19 precautions.

Register for camp by clicking on the date of the camp you would like your child to attend.

Pre K Camps at Minnesota Children’s Museum 

For children entering kindergarten or High Five programs in Fall 2023.

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
Work with hammers and drills, as well as a variety of cool tools that squish, cut, and connect things.

M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

 

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
Create and test messy mixtures. Make cloud dough, a balloon yo-yo, and other squishy projects.

M-Th, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

 

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$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
Machines give us superpowers! Lift mighty objects with a crane, use levers to leap tall buildings, move at super speeds with wheels and axles, and create a force field.

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

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Camps at Minnesota Children’s Museum (Ages 6-8) 

(6-year-old campers must have completed kindergarten)

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

 

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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

 

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

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

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

 

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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

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

M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | At Minnesota Children’s Museum

 

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

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

$225 ($202.50 for members of either museum)
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