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Join us on special days for drop-in Explore It! events

Experience more hands-on engineering around a particular subject or with visiting partner organizations. No registration is required, just stop in with your family or the young engineers in your life. All activities are included with your Museum admission and free to members. Get ready to Explore It!

Hydra FPV photo

Explore It! Drone Racing Flight School with Hydra FPV

Come see a live indoor FPV (first-person view) drone race and learn to fly Tiny Whoops (small FPV racing drones) with drone racing entertainment startup Hydra FPV. Saturday, December 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

photo: Hydra FPV

Explore It! Game Dev Day

Learn how games are made and meet real game developers.
Saturday, January 5, 1 – 4 p.m.

Indoor family science activities Minnesota

Explore It! 3M Visiting Wizards

Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and a 30-minute Wizard show from real scientists and engineers at 3M.
Saturday, January 12, 1 – 4 p.m.

Summer science camp twin cities

Explore It! LEGO Meet Up

Explore LEGO engineering challenges led by LEGO hobbyists and see large LEGO creations.
Saturday, January 26, 1 – 4 p.m.

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

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.

Regular Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
December 24, 2018
Closed For Holiday
December 25, 2018
Closed For Holiday
April 21, 2019
Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019

Extended Hours and Special Dates

Extended Hours
December 26, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 27, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 28, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 4, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 21, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm