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School Release Day Camps: CANCELED

Adventures for the budding scientist in your life

Spring of 2020: Join us for camp March 30–April 1. Registration opens December 9.

Bell camps offer kids in a fun and enriching environment that encourages them to explore their scientific passions as well as new subjects. Our camps include hands-on activities, planetarium visits, outdoor games, creative activities, field trips around the University’s Twin Cities campus, and much more!

School Release Day Camps are for grades K–4. Cost is $210 for nonmembers, and $180 for Bell members.

School release day camps run 9 am–4 pm, with drop off from 8:30–9 am and pick up 4–5 pm.

K–1 Science Safari   (sold out, waitlist full)

Leap into a three-day exploration of all things science! Each day we will experiment and play as we explore a different field of science. Test your chemistry skills by creating concoctions, become a biologist and get an up-close look at bugs, and explore the final frontier of space during a planetarium show.

2–4 Junior Curators

Come be a Bell Museum junior curator! In this camp, campers will discover the many wonderful fields of science the Bell highlights. Campers will explore a different collection area within the museum on each of the three days of camp. We will visit curatorial collections, meet U of M scientists, participate in hands-on science investigations, and build miniature diorama exhibits.

For more information about camps, email Bell camp staff at

Member Benefits

For as little as $95 your household can become Bell Museum members and receive discounted camp pricing—one of the many benefits of membership!