Educational Field Trips to The Works Museum

Explore interactive exhibits featuring building, simple machines, optics, sensors, and more! Exhibits are located on one easy-to-supervise level. Appropriate for Pre K through grade 6.

Length: One hour. Museum only.
Cost: $6.00/student (price does not include workshop).

Add a workshop to your visit

Experience hands-on engineering activities and complete a take-home project.

Workshops support the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in science.

Length: 30 minute, 60 minute, 90 minute or 2 hours. Workshop only.

Cost: $7-12/student (price does not include Museum visit).

Reservations are required.  Reserve your space early to ensure your first choice of dates.  Please call (952) 888-4262 or complete a reservation request form at the link below.

Night at the Works

Exclusive access to The Works Museum!

Plan a private evening for families from your school or organization at The Works Museum. Your guests will explore hands-on activities and open-ended engineering challenges on our experience floor.

Length: 2 hours.
Cost: $500-$700 based on number of attendees.
Size: Minimum 100 – maximum 300 attendees, adults and children.

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Payment Policy

A non-refundable full payment and headcount are due at least two weeks prior to your group’s visit. Payment may be made in the form of a check or credit card.  Should more children than the reserved number attend on the field trip day, they must be paid for upon arrival. Since each groups staffing needs are different we might not be able to accommodate more students than what was originally scheduled.

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy

Download special directions and information for scheduled groups and bus drop-off and parking (PDF)

When you reserve your group visit to The Works Museum, we commit staff, materials and exhibit gallery space to you.  While we realize that occasionally a group may need to reschedule, or even cancel a visit, when you do so on short notice, we are often unable to fill your slot. We have established the following policies to allow flexibility in planning, while protecting The Works  and our group visitors.
•  There is no charge for rescheduling, or canceling up to two weeks prior to your group visit.
•  Two weeks to 48 hours prior to visit: You will be charged 50% of the estimated visit cost for canceling. There is no fee for rescheduling.
•  48 hours prior to visit: You will be charged 100% of the estimated visit cost. You will be charged 50% of your visit cost if you need to reschedule.

Our trip was amazing it was perfectly aligned with our fourth grade standards in engineering. The kids had a great time, and the project they created was really well thought out and fun. The kids really got to be engineers and they thought that was cool. The museum was very user friendly.

4th Grade Teacher
Our students had a FANTASTIC time and said it was one of the best field trips they have ever gone on. The workshop was very engaging with just the right amount of ‘teaching’ and ‘exploring’. 🙂  And the kids would’ve definitely stayed longer in the museum–such fun activities!
Teacher, Hoover Elementary
This is a great place for kids to tinker around with different kinds of toys. I chaperoned a field trip here and I was also really impressed with the staff and how they shared their love of learning about science with the kids. It was neat to see the kids learn and create at the same time. I would come back here again. The giant K’nex ball machine really is fascinating, the kids couldn’t get enough of it.
Elementary Field Trip, Parent Chaperone