Update for spring and summer birthdays:

We are no longer taking birthday party reservations for spring and summer 2022 due to an upcoming (exciting) renovation in our birthday party space. Check back this fall for more information!

Birthday Parties For Kids

Are you looking for a unique (and fun, of course!) birthday party idea for your child? Host your celebration at The Works Museum! Parents love our easy-to-supervise open format experience gallery, where your guests can build and race K’Nex cars down a ramp, explore giant kaleidoscopes, evade sensors in our sensor maze, and more.

You don’t even need to worry about birthday party favors, because the guests can make their own! Choose from two projects at each age level, including slimy glow dough, fling flyers, mini-catapults, and mini-kaleidoscopes.

We make it easy for you. All paper products and table wrap are provided, and your party staff will take care of set up and clean up for your party. Plus, our free parking lot and easy access into the museum makes it simple for you and your guests’ parents. If those parents want to stay, they’re free!

All you provide is the cake and the guests. We’ll take care of the fun! But don’t take our word for it. Scroll down to learn more about our 90-Minute and Two-Hour party packages, the private party room, and to see feedback from party parents.

​​​​​​​The Works Museum is committed to the safety of our visitors and staff. To help stop the spread of COVID-19: Masks are required for all visitors ages 5 and older, regardless of their vaccination status.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for visitors ages 2-4. 
  • Guests may remove masks while eating and drinking in the private party room, but must wear a mask while any museum staff member is present.
  • Do not visit the Museum if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms in the last 72 hours, or have had a known exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Plan to practice social distancing from visitors outside your household.
  • The basement lunchroom will be closed to public visitors. Plan to eat meals/snacks before or after arriving, or use our picnic bench outside.
  • We recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance as a limited number will be sold each day.

Kids Birthday Party FAQs:

Masks are required for all party guests during the project portion of the party while in a classroom with one of our staff.  At this time we are strongly encouraging masks in the rest of the museum when not eating or drinking, and we reserve the right to update this policy as the situation evolves.

The Works Museum is ideal for kids ages 5 to 12.

You supply all food (including the cake) and beverages for your guests. We do not have cooling or heating capabilities, but you are welcome to bring in food.

Papa John’s is the preferred party pizza partner for The Works Museum. Use code WORKS2020 when you place your order and you’ll receive 20% off your pizza order. Plus, Papa John’s will donate 20% of the value of your order to The Works Museum.

Parties may be scheduled for Saturdays.

All parties will now take place in a private room due to COVID-19.

Call 952.888.4262, x215, or fill out our Birthday Party Request Form. Our registrar will get back to you to answer questions or schedule your party.

Balloons are allowed if anchored in a balloon bundle.

No. We do not allow piñatas.

Kids birthday parties at the Works Museum in Minnesota.

Hear what other parents have said about their kids’ birthday parties at The Works Museum:

The party was great! The kids all had a blast, and all of the adults really enjoyed going to a different place, off the usual kid birthday party circuit, where there was so much for them to do. All of them said they would be back.

Brandon, Parent of Birthday Engineer
The party was even better than we imagined, couldn’t have gone more smoothly. The staff was so wonderful, and the balloon cars were a hit! Thanks for your support in giving our twins a fantastic birthday party!
Rick, Parent of Birthday Engineer

Charlie had the best time at his party!  It was really awesome!!  I really think having the kids go to the museum, then an activity (which they loved), food and then back to the museum was perfect.  It was super organized and ran so smoothly!  We highly recommend the museum itself and hosting a birthday as well.

Jody, Parent of Birthday Engineer