Homeschool Field Trip Days

Looking for homeschool field trips in Minnesota? Meet other homeschoolers and participate in our fun, hands-on workshops at The Works Museum!

What to expect:

  • Cost is $8 per child per workshop; $7.20 per child per workshop for members of The Works Museum. Adults must accompany child/children and are not charged a workshop fee. Workshop fee does not include Museum admission.

  • Workshops are designed for ages 5-12. 4 year-olds may participate, with parental help, and must be pre-registered in order to receive activity materials. Activities are NOT RECOMMENDED for children ages 3 and under due to safety concerns. If children this age will be in the classroom, they must be monitored closely by a parent or guardian.

  • Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Homeschool Days. Museum admission is $8.50 per person (free for children 2 and under); members of The Works Museum have free admission.

  • Pre-register to secure your child’s space in a workshop session; limited walk-in spaces may be available.

  • If you cancel:

    30 or more days before workshop start date, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded OR you can receive a voucher in the full amount to be used for future workshops or camps.
    14-29 days before workshop date, you will receive a voucher for the full amount.
    13, or fewer, days before workshop date no refunds or vouchers will be issued.

    If The Works must cancel a workshop, we will refund the full fee.

  • Homeschool science activities Twin Cities
  • Homeschool science activities Twin Cities
  • Homeschool science activities Twin Cities

2017-2018 Workshop Topics

Workshops are designed for ages 5-12. Children outside of this age range may participate, with parental help, and must be pre-registered in order to receive activity materials.

Learn about the flow of electricity and how different kinds of bulbs work in circuits. Wire a light project to take home.
Monday, October 9, 10-11 a.m.

Determine which combination of chemicals will make the best slimy polymer through experimentation and observation. Formulate a batch of glow-in-the-dark slime to take home.
Monday, November 6, 10-11 a.m.

Construct moving toys that seem to defy physics.
Monday, December 4, 10-11 a.m.

Explore with our large assortment of K’Nex building toys. Practice sorting them and putting them together, then complete a building challenge.
Monday, January 8, 10-11 a.m.

Make an amazing paper circuit and use it to make a special light-up greeting card!
Monday, February 12, 10-11 a.m.

Make a tower, then engineer at least one way that a person can escape the tower without getting hurt.
Monday, March 5, 10-11 a.m.

Practice the Engineering Design Process and use a glue gun to construct a small catapult. Find out how far you can fling an object. One of our most popular school workshops.
Monday, April 9, 10-11 a.m.

More Options for Homeschool Families

  • Visit The Works Museum during regular public hours.
  • Schedule a group visit or workshop  for your homeschool group or cooperative of 15 or more children.  We are happy to customize a group visit for a wider age range, special learning styles, or curriculum preferences.
  • Schedule a custom series of classes based on summer camp curricula for your homeschool group (of 8 or more) during the school year.
The Works Museum now has a Homeschool Family membership! See here for details on how to join.