The Works Museum’s Gateway Program

Gateway is our access program for kids and families with demonstrated financial need. Eligible visitors can receive discounted admissions, memberships, and camp. Read below to learn more about eligibility and details.

  • Who is eligible?

    Children and/or families that receive free/reduced price lunch at school, or assistance from SNAP, TANF, MFIP, WIC, SSI, Section 8 housing, Medical Assistance or Medicaid Care, Minnesota Care or Basic Sliding Fee Childcare Assistance are eligible for discounted admission, memberships, and camps.

  • I want to visit the Museum. How does it work?

    Once you demonstrate your eligibility at the front desk, you can choose to purchase
    $6.50 per person discounted daily admission price (regular admission is $13.00 per person) or
    $25 family membership (regular price is $90).
    NOTE: Families must show physical proof of eligibility (in one of the programs listed above) at the front desk.

  • How can my child access Gateway Program camp discounts?

    To apply for a scholarship, complete this scholarship form and return it to The Works Museum. Pre-registration is required for camp and it is recommended to sign up as soon as possible as camp space is limited and often fills quickly.

  • How is the Gateway Program funded?

    Gateway is funded through support from foundations, corporations and private individuals.

  • Is there a limit to how many times I can utilize the Gateway Program?

    Camps are limited to two half day camps and one Friday Fun Day per child.  Museum admission is unlimited.  Both programs are limited by available funding.

Gateway is supported in part by the Donaldson Foundation.