Summer Science Day Camp


Think It, Make It, Improve It, Show It!

Summer Camp is a week-long program where students design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9 (ages 7-14).

Here are a few photos from the summer 2014

Summer Camp 2015

For Students Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades

Half day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 2nd and 3rd grades in the 2015-16 school year. 

Session 5 (Morning)

July 13 - July 17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 (Afternoon)

July 13 - July 17

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 8 (Morning)

August 10 - August 14

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $185


Member Cost: $167

For Students Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades


All day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grades in the 2015-16 school year. 

Session 1

June 15 - June 19

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 2

June 22 - June 26

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4

July 6 - July 10

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 6 (All Girls Week)


July 27 - July 31

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 9


August 17 - August 21

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $320


Member Cost: $288

For Students Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grades

All day co-ed camps for students who will be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the 2015-16 school year.


Session 3 (Four Day Camp)
Session FULL


June 29 - July 2

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $265


Member Cost: $239

Session 7

August 3 - 7

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $320


Member Cost: $288

Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all Youth Programs, including Summer Camp!

Through our scholarship program we are able to offer substanial discounts for eligible campers.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of our full sessions, please call us 612-926-3878.


We are utilizing a new registration system this year for summer camp. We have created this guide to help you get familiar with the new system. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.

Program Highlights

  • Every camper will make and take home his or her own unique project.

  • Campers have access to a large variety of materials and tools for project building.

  • There is a very high ratio of staff to students (usually a 1:6 ratio).

  • Campers have opportunities to work in small collaborative groups and individually.

  • Campers will exercise their creative thinking skills every day.

  • Students will be trained to confidently work with a number of different tools in the workshop.

  • Campers are a part of community of like minded students who all share a common interest in making and doing.

  • Summer camps at The Bakken empower students to take control of their environment.

  • The camp curriculum is focused around the process of invention and problem solving, skills that can be put to use in all aspects of their life.

Check out this nice write up of our Summer Camp in the South West Journal. (March 31, 2014)



"Fantastic camp!!  We'll be back next year!" - Camper Parent
Read more comments from previous year's campers and parents.

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp.