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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Botany, Potions and Magical Creatures
Sponsoring Organization: Bell Museum of Natural History

Main Contact
Name: Holly Menninger
Title: Youth & Family Programs
Address: 2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (612) 625-6889
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4


Explore natural phenomena and the power of science through extraordinary plant and animal adaptations, wonders in the night sky, the power of static electricity, and marvelous chemical reactions.

Provide a historical overview of early science and how people tried to explain phenomena around them.

Introduce the scientific method and compare it to other methods of knowing


Through project based and experiential learning, campers will learn about: Botany and unique plant adaptations. Also plants used for medicinal and healing purposes. Chemistry (physical vs chemical reactions)/ Physics and Simple Machines Animal adaptations Astronomy Engineering and Technology

Activities include: Static Electricity Experiment Herbarium Sheets Squishy Circuits Camp includes field trip to active research lab or visit from a special guest from the area of expertise.

Program Dates

Offering five 1-week sessions during the weeks of June 10-14, June 17–21, July 29–August 2, August 12–16, August 26–30

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes?

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $310
Fees: $40
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0