Spring Break Camps For Kids

Looking for a Spring Break Camp in the Twin Cities area? Whether you’re seeking childcare during school release days or simply want to add some structure to your kids’ spring break, The Works Museum can help with our day camps for school-aged kids.

Our science and engineering day camps are ideal for kids ages 5-10. With lots of opportunities to design, build, and create – AKA: engineer! –  your camper will have a great time and stay busy during your Twin Cities stay-cation. Many camps are offered in half-day or one-day options to give you more flexibility in planning your spring break.

Notes for planning: 

  • Camps will be held at The Works Museum: 9740 Grand Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420
  • If you cancel:
    • 30 or more days before camp start date, 50% of the camp fee will be refunded (minus a 10% processing fee) OR receive a voucher for the full amount of the camp fee (minus a 10% processing fee) to be used for future camps
    • 14-29 days before the camp start date, receive a voucher  for the full amount of the camp fee (minus a 10% processing fee) to be used for future camps.
    • 13, or fewer, days before camp start date no refunds or vouchers will be issued
  • If The Works must cancel a program, we will refund the full fee

Important Camp Details:

Camp and Cancellation Policies  • Scholarship Application FormPrintable Registration Form  scroll down to register online.

Did you know members get a discount on camps as well as other benefits? Not a member? Purchase a membership today!

Four-Day Camps for ages 5-10. 

  • $165, $148.50 members
  • Ages 5-10 (5 year-olds must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
  • Combine AM and PM camps for a full day. Bring a bag lunch, morning and afternoon snacks. 
  • Campers attending a morning camp ONLY can register for lunch supervision from 12:00 – 1:15p.m. Lunch Supervision is available for a four-day package for $32, online pre-registration only.  
    If you are registered for both an a.m. camp and a p.m. camp, lunch supervision is included free of charge.
  • Drop-off for a.m. camp: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., Drop-off for p.m. camp: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
  • Pick-up for a.m. camp: 12:00 – 12:15 p.m., Pick-up for p.m. camp: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Aftercare is available for a four-day package for $32, online pre-registration only. 
  • If a child is not picked up by 15 minutes after end of camp, s/he will be enrolled in aftercare and a fee of $10 will be charged. If a camper is not picked up by  5:00 p.m., a fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged.

Engineer for Your Pets

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

March 2326 OR March 30-April 2

Build a working model of a cat’s pawMake fun pet toys. Construct aassistive device for an animal with disability. 

Famous Engineering Fails

Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

March 2326 OR March 30-April 2

How did the Titanic sink? Why do bridges collapse? Engineer your own boats and bridges to see where they fail. Construct a model building, test it with our earthquake table, then see if it can stand up to a tsunami or hurricane.

One-Day Camps for ages 5-10. 

  • $79, $71.10 members
  • Ages 5-10 (5 year-olds must be currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
  • Pizza lunch provided. Bring and a.m. and p.m. snack
  • Aftercare is available. Pre-registration price: $8 per day, day of registration price: $10 per day. 
  • Drop-off: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Pick-up: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
  • If a child is not picked up by 15 minutes after end of camp, s/he will be enrolled in aftercare and a fee of $10 will be charged. If a camper is not picked up by  5:00 p.m., a fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged.

Friday Fun Day: Roller Coasters & Marble Games

Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 27 OR April 3

Engineer roller coasters for balls and marbles. Construct a marble maze game to take home.