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Upcoming Kids Activities and Events

Looking for kids activities and things to do with your family in the Twin Cities? Check out our upcoming events and activities to plan a family outing to The Works Museum.

Cardboard Fort Building for Families

Family Cardboard Fort-Building

12/26-1/1 Add on to our visitor-created cardboard village in the Discovery Room. Adult helpers required to use cutting tools.

Explore It! Saturdays

Join us for monthly Explore It! Saturdays to make a special project or explore a specific theme with visiting partner organizations. Learn about upcoming drop-in activity days for 2018-2019. Get ready to Explore It!

Signature events

Our signature events are the biggest days of the year in the Museum. Featuring all sorts of hands-on activities and demonstrations with our corporate, education, and non-profit partners, our events bring engineering and STEM to life in a uniquely kid-friendly way. Developed for kids ages 4-13 and their grown-ups, each event digs into a specific area of STEM. Pack up your family and come spend a day with us.

Science event for girls and their families Twin cities

Girl Time

Learn what it means to be an engineer at this very special event for girls and their families.

Girl Time

Learn what it means to be an engineer and explore engineering experiences with girls in middle school, high school, universities, and beyond at this very special event for girls and their families. Admission is $12, free to members.

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Tech Fest

Experience a wide variety of technology and STEM at Tech Fest, our family engineering & technology fair.

Tech Fest

We’re always about the “E” in STEM – engineering! Experience a wide variety of technology and STEM at Tech Fest, our family engineering & technology fair celebrating National Engineers Week. Live demos by scientists and engineers, hand-on projects, family activities, and more! It’s our biggest event of the year. Admission is $12, free to members.

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Robotics family day event at The Works Museum in Bloomington, MN.

Robot Day

Explore robotics on Robot Day, our annual celebration of National Robotics Week.

Robot Day

Explore robotics on Robot Day, our annual celebration of National Robotics Week. Meet robots of all shapes and sizes, built and programmed by kids and teens, see demos from robotics experts at universities, learn about robots used in local industry, and experiment with kid-friendly robotics! Admission is $12, free for members.

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More Events and Activities

Pre K Mondays

Are you hanging with the 3-5-year-old set? Our Pre K Mondays are just for you. With half-price admission for kids and a special activities created just for the youngest engineers, it’s a great time to explore the Museum. Learn more about Pre K Mondays and our other Pre K programs.

Resources for Parents

Okay, so you know your child enjoys engineering, design, or other STEM subjects. What’s next? Our summer and school break camps and event days offer opportunities to dig deeper into topics. You can also check out these resources from our partners and other organizations.

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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
December 24, 2018
Closed For Holiday
December 25, 2018
Closed For Holiday
April 21, 2019
Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019

Extended Hours and Special Dates

Extended Hours
December 26, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 27, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
December 28, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 4, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Extended Hours
January 21, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm