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Events at the Works Museum

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.

Summer Activities at The Works Museum

Summer STEM activities

Pop-Up Engineering

Tuesdays through 8/27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fridays 7/19 – 8/16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Become an engineer at our weekly Pop-Up Engineering events! Kids will think and act like engineers through facilitated projects that focus on fun STEM concepts.


7/11, 7/18, & 8/1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Explore the intersection between art and engineering with Pop-Up STEAM. These facilitated activities will encourage kids to use their artistic skills by designing projects that they can take home and community builds.
Pre K Engineering Activities

Pre K Open Build

Wednesdays 7/10-8/28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pre K Open Build is back with special building challenges just for kids ages 3 to 5 These unfacilitated activities are aimed for younger kids that are just beginning to explore STEM concepts. Activities will rotate between the Wrecking Ball, Giant Geoboards, and Cardboard City.

Download our summer calendar and see all activities at a glance.

Download our summer calendar

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.

Girl Time Event at The Works Museum

Girl Time

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

Girl Time

Learn what it means to be an engineer from women in STEM careers. Explore engineering experiences with girls in middle school, high school, universities, and beyond at this very special event for girls and their families.

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Tech Fest at the Works Museum

Tech Fest

Experience Tech Fest, our family engineering & technology fair.

Tech Fest

We’re always about the “E” in STEM – engineering! Experience 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.

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Robot Day

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

Robot Day

Explore robotics on Robot Day, an annual celebration of National Robotics Week. Meet robots of all shapes and sizes, built and programmed by kids and teens, see demos by local robotics experts, learn about robots used in local industry, and experiment with kid-friendly robotics!

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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.

Summer and School Break Camps

Okay, so you know your child enjoys engineering, design, or other STEM subjects. What’s next? Our summer and school break camps offer opportunities to dig deeper into topics.

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019