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!

Homeschool Days Information:

  • Cost: $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. Fee does not include Museum admission.
  • Pre-register at this link to secure your child’s space in a workshop session; limited walk-in spaces may be available.
  • If you cannot attend a homeschool workshop for which your child is pre-registered, you may transfer the credit to another program. If The Works has to cancel a homeschool program due to weather, pre-registrations will be refunded.
  • Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Homeschool Days. Museum admission is $8.50 per person; members of The Works Museum have free admission.
  • Workshop sessions are from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Register for Homeschool Workshops Now!

2016-2017 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.

October 3: Motor Power

What’s inside a motor and how does it work? Use magnets and electricity as you build and experiment with “The World’s Simplest Motor.”  Make a crazy robotic bug to take home.

November 7: Mini Catapults

Construct a small catapult. Engineer and improve your design to maximize fling power.

December 5: Light and Kaleidoscopes

Examine how light travels, changes direction, and is refracted. Build and engineer a colorful kaleidoscope to take home.

January 9: Mini-Rollercoasters

With our K’Nex ball machine as an inspiration, work in a team to engineer mini-rollercoasters.

February 6: Pasta Bridges

Use pasta, hot glue and the Engineering Design Process to build the strongest bridge you can. Test how much weight it can hold before it breaks.

March 6: Mazes

Use the Engineering Design Process to design and construct your own maze, pinball or pachinko game. Experiment with changes in speed and direction and the effects of gravity and friction.

April 10: Tech Take-Apart

Use tools to take apart machines and learn to identify electronics components and their functions.

Register for Homeschool Workshops Now!

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.