Camp Innovation at The Bakken Museum is a week-long summer program where students design and build their own in-depth personal inventions. They will exercise their mental muscles, complete problem-solving challenges, learn new science tricks, and play games that require creativity and attention.


A NOTE ON THE BAKKEN MUSEUM'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

We want to provide the best – and safest – experience possible for our campers. We’ve developed additional safety and wellness plans for campers, counselors, and parents. As the situation around COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to follow the guidelines laid out by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Safety precautions will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Staggered drop off and pick up times
  • Required at-home monitoring for symptoms of illness by campers and all museum staff
  • Division of campers into 3 groups of 8 with 2 adults with no mixing between the groups
  • Students will be required to wear face masks as per regulations by the City of Minneapolis
  • Use of PPE by museum staff
  • Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations available in every space
  • Materials and equipment washing in between each group
  • Individual tools kit for each student for the week
  • Modified camp activities to remove contact between individuals
  • Room layouts altered and markers placed for social distancing
  • Use of outdoor space whenever possible
  • No before or after camp care

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GRADES 4-6

Monday through Friday // 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 6-10 REGISTER
July 13-17 // Girls Week Registration Full
July 20-24 REGISTER
August 3-7 // Girls Week REGISTER
August 10-14 REGISTER
August 17-21 REGISTER
August 31 - September 4 // Girls Week REGISTER

 

Bakken Museum Household, Household+, and Supporting members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

GRADES 7-9

Monday through Friday // 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 13-17 // Girls Week Registration Full
July 27-31 REGISTER
August 24-28 REGISTER
August 31 - September 4 // Girls Week REGISTER

 

Bakken Museum Household, Household+, and Supporting members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

Details

Cost: $385

Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

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Questions?
Read the visit the summer camp FAQ page

Camp Full?
Join the wait list and we will let you know if space opens up.

DISCOUNTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Become a Member
Bakken Museum Household, Household+, and Supporting members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

Scholarships
Need-based scholarship available. Contact us to learn more.

What to bring

  • A nutritious and delicious lunch.
  • A refillable water bottle.
  • A snack (we will provide, a serving of popcorn or crackers, but if you have any allergies concerns or an especially hungry child, you might want to pack a snack).
  • Comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Closed toed shoes (we work with some heavy, hot, or sharp items in the workshop). We strive to send kids home with as many toes as they came with.
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