Visit The Works Museum

The Works Museum is a hands-on kids museum all about engineering. Come explore together. You’ll dig into the basics of engineering, science, and technology with our interactive exhibits 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.

Members, as of September 9 please provide a photo ID with your membership card when checking in to the Museum.

Summer Hours

6/12 through Labor Day

Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 12 p.m.– 5 p.m.

September Hours

9/5 – 9/30

Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 12 p.m.– 5 p.m.

School Year Hours

10/1 through Memorial Day

Monday, Thursday, Friday – 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday – 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Please check hours and admission for special extended hours and holiday closures.

Admission Rates

Museum members: Free with member card and photo ID | Become a Member
Adults and children: $8.50
Children 2 and under: Free

Exhibit Gallery & Design Lab

Our open-format Exhibit Gallery is designed to create hands-on engineering experiences for children. Explore simple machines, structures and shapes, sensors, and imaging and optical technologies – all in a kid-friendly way.

In the Design Lab, delve into science projects and engineering design challenges. Set your own pace and work collaboratively. Experiment and explore with your children. Activities change every few months.

There’s always something in the works at The Works Museum.

Pop-Up Engineering!

We’re trying something new this summer! On several days in June, July, and August, we’ll be featuring an additional hands-on activity in the Experience Gallery for visitors to build and explore. Each one will be different! We hope you’ll stop by the Museum on one of these dates for a little extra fun. Let us know what you think!
The next Pop-Up Engineering activity takes place from 10 a.m. to Noon on 8/30. Save the date!

More Engineering Fun

Birthday Parties. Looking for a unique birthday experience for your child? Host an unforgettable celebration at The Works Museum! Your party guests will design, build, and create as they explore engineering.

PreK Programs. Just for kids ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions, our Pre K Programs encourage PreK children to explore their curiosity and design, build, and create. Kids are natural engineers – enjoy hands-on engineering experiences with your child!

Events. Get ready for even more hands-on engineering experiences at our monthly Explore It! activities and our annual Girl Time, Code Day, Tech Fest, and Robot Day events featuring our partners in science and technology, and engineering.