Summer Camps at Minnesota Children’s Museum

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.

You can still register for summer camps at The Works Museum in Bloomington. View our camp guide for the full schedule.

Important Camp Details

Registration Information:
Registration opens February 9
$195 ($175.50 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.

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

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

$195 ($175.50 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, June 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195 ($175.50 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 27-30, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 11-14, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195 ($175.50 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, July 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, July 18-22, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195 ($175.50 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, July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195 ($175.50 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 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195 ($175.50 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, June 13-16, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195 ($175.50 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, June 27-30, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195 ($175.50 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, August 1-4, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum