Camps and Youth Programs

Mill City Museum is a great place for kids! Day camps, youth group tours, and the Junior Ranger Program are all designed for kids to maximize fun, and learn something while they’re at it.

Arts on the River Day Camp

Ages 9–11 
June 22–26, 2020, 9:00 am–3:30 pm 
Extended day hours available on request

Come to the Mississippi River waterfront to play music, get creative, bake bread and construct books all while looking at how storytelling is all around us. During this day camp, children can enjoy new experiences each day at five top arts and culture centers, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MacPhail Center for Music and new this year, the American Institute of Architects. 

Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and walk with camp leaders less than three blocks to each art organization.


Field trips

Mill City Museum offers a full menu of innovative programs that are designed to meet your grade level's needs. The museum, built on the riverfront amid ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, is rich in history. Students learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

Options and scheduling

Youth groups

Looking for something new to do with your youth group? Bring them to Mill City Museum! They’ll love exploring the museum with an age-appropriate scavenger hunt, going back in time on the Flour Tower, and laughing along during the Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat! film. Great for scouts, daycares, before- and after-school programs, pre-schools, and other youth organizations.

Options and scheduling

Junior Ranger Program with the National Park Service

Get your Junior Ranger badge from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area! Young visitors complete an activity booklet filled with games designed to help them explore, learn, and protect their national parks. Those who complete the booklet receive a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Great for ages 8–12, but anyone who wants to explore, learn about, and protect the river is welcome!

More MNRRA Junior Ranger visitor centers