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.
Explore It! Saturdays
Join us for monthly Explore It! Saturdays to make a special project or explore a specific theme with visiting partner organizations. Get ready to Explore It! Upcoming dates:
12/26-1/1, Cardboard Fort Building, during Museum open hours
1/7, K’Nex Meet Up, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1/21, 3M Visiting Wizards, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
2/11, Game Day, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
Girl Time: Discover. Dream. Do.
Learn what it means to be an engineer at this very special event for girls and their families.
Girl Time: Discover. Dream. Do.
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 $10, free to members. Add-on the parent & child workshop and make toothpaste and brushbots with TPT’s SciGirls.
Experience a wide variety of technology and STEM at Tech Fest, our family engineering & technology fair.
Tech Fest - 2/25/17
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! Admission is $10, free to members.
Explore robotics on Robot Day, our annual celebration of National Robotics Week.
Robot Day – 4/8/17
Explore robotics on Robot Day, our annual celebration of National Robotics Week. Meet robots 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 $10, free to members.
Visit The Works signature Code Day event for coding activities with Twin Cities partners.
Explore coding with The Works Museum as we showcase our Twin Cities coding community during Computer Science Education Week this December. With hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to introduce kids to programming, Code Day is the perfect opportunity for kids and families to explore coding together.
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.
Looking for STEM projects and hands-on activities to do at home? Check out these “HomeWorks” projects we’ve shared with our e-news and social media followers.
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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