Visit The Works Museum

The Works Museum is a hands-on kids museum all about engineering. You’ll dig into the basics of engineering, science, and technology with interactive experiences and design challenges created for children ages 4-12 and their grown-ups. Get ready for engineering fun!

Located just 10 minutes from the Mall of America, The Works Museum is a great addition to your next family outing in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Museum Summer Hours

Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall hours coming soon!

Group Visits

By reservation only. Schedule your visit today.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.


Saturday 8/31

Admission Rates

Adults and children (ages 2 and up): $13 per person
Museum members: Free with member card and photo ID | Become a Member
Children under 2: Free
For information on our Gateway access program check here.

The Museum floor and any Pop-Up Engineering events occurring during your visit are included in your admission. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a chaperone (age 15+).

Tickets may be purchased at the link below, or at the front desk during open hours.

Experience Gallery

Our open-format Experience Gallery is designed for young engineers to explore at their own pace with hands-on activities. Kids can build with K’Nex, test out a giant kaleidoscope, design sturdy structures, and so much more!

More Engineering Fun

Birthday Parties. Looking for a unique birthday experience for your child? Host an unforgettable celebration at The Works Museum! Easy for you, fun for your kids. You can even make your own party favors!

Camps. Summer and school break STEM camps for kids at The Works Museum are ideal for children ages 5-12 who love to explore, discover, design, and build. In our STEM camps, children explore engineering, science, technology, and math in a kid-centered way. Our expert educators encourage exploration and work with each child to make his or her experience engaging and fun.

Gift Cards

Purchase a gift card for a friend or family member. Gift cards can be used for Museum admission or toward gift shop purchases, and never expire!

Sensory-friendly kits are now available for check-out at our Front Desk.

Each kit includes items for children who need some sensory support:

Visual timers

Each person who checks out an item will be asked to fill out a brief survey. Kits are funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services who have requested the surveys to support their research.

Download our Camp at The Works Social Story.