Any current public, private, or home school is welcome to participate.  The National Science Bowl is a school-based competition. Teams of home-schooled students will be considered to belong to a school as long as they are part of an official home school association. The high school science bowl is for current ninth through twelfth grade students. The middle school science bowl is for current sixth through eighth grade students.  

There is a maximum of 32 teams in the MN State Regional Science Bowl for High School Students and 24 teams in the Middle School Bowl. The goal of the MN Academy of Science is to maximize the number of schools participating. To reach this goal, the first 32 (or 24 for middle school) schools with a completed registration, including payment, by the deadline will have one team from their school accepted into the tournament. If there is space available after one team from each school has been accepted, a second team from the school will be accepted based on the date the registration was completed, including payment. If there is space available after a second team from each school has been accepted, a third team from the school will be accepted based on the date the registration was completed, including payment. If space is not available for a school's alternate team(s), that team(s) fee will be refunded. Coaches will be notified shortly after the deadline as to the number of teams accepted from their school.

Teams are registered on a first-come, first-served basis so the date received is very important. If a school wishes to have more than one team participate, they should submit registration materials and payment for up to three teams, as early as possible, but no later than the registration deadline. The Science Bowl is a popular competition and team spots fill quickly.  It should be noted that last year, many High School and Middle School teams had their registrations completed, including payment, on November 20th, well before the deadline. Therefore, it is extremely important to get started on the application process as early as possible and not wait until the deadline to submit team registration. 

High School deadline: 12/15/2015

Middle School deadline: 1/15/2016 


All steps MUST be finished by the deadline in order for your registration to be complete.  Registration begins October 1.

Step 1: Register On-line

Register online. Each team must create a new account each year. Please use the entire official school name.

Middle School teams

High School teams

Step 2: Complete Forms

Print out the forms and have students and coach(s) complete them. Mail all forms with payment to the Minnesota Academy of Science

COACHES and STUDENTS over 18 years old by date of tournament
a.) Adult Medical 
b.) Adult Media Release
c.) Adult Waiver
d.) Co-coach Attendance Policy
e.) Principal Consent Form for Coaches not Employed by the School 

a.) Student Medical
b.) Parental Consent & Media Release Form
c.) Student Waiver

** The forms above are in pdf format. To fill out the form, open the file, place your cursor on a line and type in the information. The tab key will jump to the next line. When you are done, print out the page, add the signature and date, and mail the forms along with payment to the MN Academy of Science. If you close the file, your text will NOT be saved.

Step 3: Send Payment & Forms

Send all completed forms and payment of $150 per team to:

MN Academy of Science
Science Bowl Registration
8700 W. 36th St, Ste 114W
Box 25
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Credit card payment can be made via paypal.

Paypal for Middle School

Paypal for High School

Print Purchase Order to send with your check.


In order for registration to be complete, the on-line registration must be completed and all forms and payment received by the Minnesota Academy of Science by the deadline (High School event: 12/15/2015, Middle School event: 1/15/2016).

A late registration fee of $50 per team will be assessed if the registration is not complete by the registration deadline.


  • Refunds or cancellations must be requested in writing by email to two weeks prior to an event for which you are registered.
  • Refunds will not be given after that date unless there are extenuating circumstances. Requests based on extenuating circumstances must be made in writing by email to the program director before the program start date. 
  • No refunds will be given for late fees.


We will not share your personal or credit card information with any third parties.