The Works Museum

A hands-on engineering and design museum for kids and their grown-ups.

We make engineering fun with hands-on activities, real tools, and everyday materials!

The Works Museum is committed to the safety of our visitors and staff.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear masks to protect our staff, visitors, and the young engineers who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Do not visit the Museum if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms in the last 72 hours, or have had a known exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Plan to practice social distancing from visitors outside your household.
  • The basement lunchroom will be closed to public visitors. Plan to eat meals/snacks before or after arriving, or use our picnic bench outside.
  • Visitors may purchase tickets online in advance to limit contact at the front desk.

Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the front desk.

Plan Your Visit Today

Summer and School Break Camps

Engage your kids in science and engineering camps at The Works Museum!

Summer Camps at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

This summer we’re bringing some of our favorite camps to Minnesota Children’s Museum in downtown Saint Paul.


Visit our new merch store for the perfect gifts for all the engineers/future engineers in your life!

Field Trips and Outreach

The Works Museum makes engineering easy for you and fun for your students.  Schedule a field trip or bring The Works Museum experience to your location.

Birthdays at The Works Museum

Host your party at The Works. Create an unforgettable day for your birthday child!


Enjoy discovery, laughter, and fun at The Works Museum! There’s a membership that’s just right for you.

How is The Works Museum different?

Our focus on engineering lets kids be builders, designers and problem solvers - here, they're the engineers. Our mission: To inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem solvers. You can help!
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The Experience Gallery is closed for renovation beginning May 27, 2022.

Admission is $11.00 per person for adults and children.
Children under two are free.
Members are free.


We are conveniently located near the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.
Call us with questions: 952.888.4262

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