The Workshop 2018-04-13T05:46:24+00:00

The Workshop

The Workshop is The Works Museum’s new creative space for families.

Whether you’ve got a young maker in your home who likes sewing, building, art, carpentry, and making in general or are looking for a great weekend family activity, classes in The Workshop are for you. Work together with your child to produce a stop-motion animation video together, or work side by side as you each create your own LED Sign, perfect for your room or home office. Enjoy quality time together, learn a new skill (or enjoy using a favorite talent), and make a project to take home.

Most classes in The Workshop are designed for an adult and child pair, with the option to add a third person to your pair. Please note that all classes are for ages 9 and up. Where noted, children may take the class without an adult participant. If not participating in the class, an adult should remain at the Museum for the class duration but may be on the Museum floor or in the lunchroom.

What’s Happening in The Workshop:

Drop-in to The Workshop during open hours to participate in Math Madness. These math activities are included in your admission and are open to all ages.

Registration-required classes for kids ages 9 to 99. See details below.

Museum admission is included with your registration fee.

Soldered Pendants

It’s time to melt some metal! Come create a personalized pendant that can be turned into a necklace, bracelet, or keychain. You’ll learn to use a soldering iron to create a framed glass pendant that is all your own. Makes a great gift! Price per participant is $18. Member price is $16.20.

Upcoming classes:

Origami Lanterns

Create a lamp that lights up an origami figure while getting an introduction to many basic tools. Build a circuit, learn to solder, use a drill, fold origami, and more! Price per participant is $12. Member price is $10.80.

Upcoming classes:

Arduino Creations

Get coding with Arduino! What’s an Arduino? It’s an electronics platform that can gather information from sensors and switches and control things like motors, lights, and more. Learn the basics of working with this popular little device, and make your own Arduino creation! Adults are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their child. Price per participant is $40. Member price is $36.
Upcoming classes:
Saturday, 4/28: 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Policies/FAQs for The Workshop:

  • Cancellation policy:

    • 10 or more days before class start date, 50% of the class fee will be refunded OR you can receive a voucher for the full amount to be used for future classes.
    • 5-10 days before class start date, you will receive a voucher for the full amount to be used for future classes.
    • 5, or fewer, days before class start date, no refunds or vouchers will be issued.
    • If we must cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances, we will refund your registration in full.
  • Questions about classes in The Workshop? Please contact

  • Can my child attend on their own? Some classes require an adult/child pair. Other classes are suitable for kids to take without an adult; however, an adult must stay on site for the duration of the class. Check the class description for the class you are interested in to see if it is one that allows children to attend alone.

  • Can I just watch my child take the class? If it’s a class that children can take without an adult, you are welcome to observe the class from outside the glass gate.

We love all the hands-on items! These stations are great. Love the ability for all learning levels to benefit.

Parent visitor in The Workshop

Had a wonderful experience. Thank you for providing education and science in such a fun format!

Parent of 6 yr. old in The Workshop

I did the class while my child was in camp. 🙂 I was happily surprised to realize I was sewing a backpack from scratch. Instructors were great with options and suggestions.

Participant in LED Backpacks Class

The maker space is great. We spent our entire visit making origami lanterns and pieces for the mural.

Participant in Origami Lanterns Class

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
May 28, 2018