Explore It! events are back – virtually!

Our Explore It! events are going virtual this year. Meet up with our educators online as they lead live, hands-on activities that you can do with items found around your home. These events are free for members, and $9 (per household) for non members – but everyone needs to register. We’ll send you a Zoom link a few days before the event – all you need to do is join us!

Explore it! Paper Machines

Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Design and build your own machines that can move – using paper!

Materials to have on hand:

  • Paper (cardstock or construction paper works best)
  • Cardboard (cereal boxes, shipping boxes, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Drawing tools (crayons/markers/colored pencils)
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)
  • Brass fasteners/brads or pipe cleaners (optional)

Enjoy photos of selected past Explore It! days:


Thank You to Our Past Partners:

Three Rivers Park District
3M Visiting Wizards
Austin Granger
National Weather Service
Beth Korth and Rob Stenzinger, Game Dev Day Organizers
University of Minnesota’s Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
MathCEP of the University of Minnesota
The Home Depot
Eastman Nature Center of Three Rivers Park
LASER Classroom
Playful Learning Lab from the University of St.Thomas
Engineering Instructor Bob Zbikowski
MNDOT Office of Aeronautics
American Workshop
Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics

Have an idea for a special visitor or activity you’d love to see at The Works Museum? We’d love to hear from you! Please share your idea on our
Facebook page or send us and e-mail at info@theworks.org.