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).


The summer of 2014 was great! Thanks to all campers and counselors that made the experience so much fun! The schedule for summer 2015 should be posted in January 2015 with the registration opening in Febrary.

Here are a few photos from the summer 2014

Summer Camp 2014

For Students Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades

Half day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 2nd and 3rd grades in the 2014-15 school year. 

Session 5 (Morning)
Session is FULL

July 14 - July 18

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

Session 5 (Afternoon)
Session is FULL

July 14 - July 18

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

Session 8 (Morning)
Session is FULL

August 11 - August 15

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 2014-15 school year. 

Session 1
Session FULL

June 16 - June 20

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

Session 2
Session FULL

June 23 - June 27

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

Session 4
Session FULL

July 7 - July 11

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

Session 6 (All Girls Week)

July 28 - August 1

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

Session 9
Session FULL

August 18 - August 22

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 2014-15 school year.

Session 3 (Four Day Camp)
Session FULL

June 30 - July 3

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

Cost: $265


Member Cost: $239

Session 7
Session FULL

August 4 - 8

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.