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9740 Grand Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
Admission: $13.00
$13.00/Ages 2+; Under 2 Free
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Hours change seasonally. Showing Fall 2023 Hours.

Hands-on engineering exhibits, kid-friendly workshops, and the chance for kids to build, design and problem solve, all make the Works Museum a fantastic place for families to visit.

The Works Museum is a hands-on engineering and design museum in Bloomington MN. It has exhibits, programs, and design challenges that engage kids in science, technology, and engineering while making learning memorable and fun. Both older kids and tots love the Works for its hands-on activities and science fun.

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Toddler playing a large harp at The Works Museum in Bloomington Minnesota
Pre-K Mondays – Inspiring the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers

“Dreams need doing, and exploring engineering gives a child the power to make stuff, break stuff, and make it better! We need the imagination and skill of engineers to solve the problems and address the challenges of our modern world. Engineering fuels collaboration, persistence, and problem solving; critical skills for every child from every walk of life. The Works Museum welcomes you to explore engineering and stretch your imagination.”

Special Events at The Works – Learn More and Find Ticket Links

Each year The Works offers a few signature events and workshops that focus on particular aspects of science. Learn more and find tickets on the Works Website, including Tech Fest, Robot Day, Girl Time and SHE Engineers, as well as Engineering for All.

Mother and daughter at Girl Time at the Works Museum in Bloomington Minnesota
Annual Girl Time Event

Birthday Parties at the The Works

Birthday party packages can be booked for 90 minutes or 2 hours, admission for up to 10 children and free admission for all adults, and all set up and clean up. The two hour package includes choice of an adult-led activity. Families can order pizza from Papa Johns (20% off for party orders) to serve at the party. Bring your own cake. These parties are recommended for school age children (5-12).

Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Discovery

Robot Day at the Works
Robot Day at the Works

Family Engineering Night Program

Ideal for home school groups, scouts or church groups, Family Engineering Nights are STEM workshops offered to groups ranging from 75 to 600 people. Facilitators provide the space and the volunteers and museum staff bring the rest. You can add on a Papa John’s order during the event and get a 20% discount on your order.

Summer Camps at the The Works

The museum offers Engineering and Design Day Camps for kids ages 5 through 12 during June, July and August, with half-day and whole day options that include topics like robotics, architecture, coding, LEGO engineering, and carpentry. Scholarships are available!

Look for school break camps during Spring Break, MEA and winter break.

Boy showing off creation a The Works Museum Summer Camp in Bloomington, Minnesota
Kids Engineer Their Own Creations during Summer Camps

Learn More: Twin Cities Summer Camps: Science & Tech Camps.

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