Think it, make it, improve it, show it!

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 with collaborative, team base problem solving challenges, learn new science tricks, and play  games that require creativity and attention.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9.

Members receive discounts and early access to camp registration.

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Can't wait until summer?

While our classrooms and lower-level exhibits are under construction, we're partnering with The Works Museum in Bloomington to continue offering our education programs. LEGO Robotics will be held Saturdays, February 29 through March 21. LEARN MORE

YOUNG MAKERS CAMP

2nd-3rd graders

Plant the seeds of invention while they are still young. Young Makers will design and build their own take home project using simple tools and materials.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

July 6 - 10  Register
July 20 - 24 Register
July 27 - 31 Register
August 3 - 7 Register
August 17 - 21 Register

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

CAMP INNOVATION

4th-6th graders

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 6-10 REGISTER
July 13-17 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER
July 20-24 REGISTER 
August 3-7 // Girls Week REGISTER
August 10-14 REGISTER
August 17-21 REGISTER
August 31 - September 4 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

CAMP INNOVATION

7th-9th graders

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 29-July 2 // No camp Friday, July 3rd REGISTER
July 13-17 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER
July 27-31 REGISTER
August 24-28 REGISTER
August 31 - September 4 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

Details

Camp Costs

  • Camp Innovation Full Week: $385
  • Camp Innovation Four Day Week: $300
  • Young Makers Camp: $200

Camp Hours

4th - 9th Graders

Camp runs from
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Drop off: 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Pick Up: 3:45 - 5 p.m.

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.

Questions?
Read the visit the summer camp FAQ page

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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