Summer Science Day Camp


Wonder! Try! Discover! Share!

   Thanks for a great summer!   

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 4 through 9.


Details for Summer Camp 2017 will be posted in early January 2017, with registration opening in early February.
Join as a museum member and receive the opportunity to register first, in late January.

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.