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Support Us

Help us inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem solvers!

The Works Museum is all about hands-on engineering and design for kids and families. We are experts at child-directed science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, with a focus on engineering. Our programs ignite excitement about science and engineering at an early age to encourage a lifetime of curiosity and innovation. We provide kids with a place unlike any other—a place where they can design, create, and build with each other and their families.

We’ve already seen some of our young visitors grow up to be scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Regardless of future career, it’s essential that all children develop the persistence and problem solving skills that let them thrive in our modern world. The Works Museum is the best place for kids to be their naturally creative selves and use their hands and minds to pursue new ideas and develop critical Engineering Habits of Mind.

Our programs help build bright futures for every child through engineering experiences that engage and inspire, but we can’t do it without you. Your partnership allows us to continue providing engaging, innovative engineering education to the children in your life and our community.

Thank you for your support!

Individual Giving

Gifts from individuals and institutions provide 40% of our operating costs, and fund scholarships and subsidies for low-income families. There are several ways that you can support The Works Museum.

Donate online now  (For donations you will be taken to our GiveMN.org page.)

Join our Innovators Club supporting members group

Contact us to discuss opportunities:

Contact Jill Measells
Email: support@theworks.org

Corporate Giving

Corporate sponsorships provide critical support for family activities and school group visits at The Works and provide many benefits to your company as well.

Contact us to discuss opportunities:

Contact Sam Keyes 
Email: sam@theworks.org

View our corporate and foundation partners

In-Kind Gifts

Your trash is our treasure! We are collecting donations of CD’s that we use in our Family Engineering Nights hovercrafts.

We use certain old machines for Tech Take-Apart, a hands-on activity in which kids dismantle and learn about “the guts” of machines and electronics. We accept donations of the following equipment:

  • Computers
  • Stereo equipment
  • CD and DVD players
  • Tape recorders/players and VCRs
  • Hard drives
  • Desk phones
  • Networking equipment (network switches, routers, servers)
  • Portable and handheld electronics

We cannot accept monitors, televisions, or inkjet printers, scanners, copiers, laptops, or kitchen appliances.

Want to donate hardware? 

Contact Kit Wilhite
Email: kit@theworks.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life? Volunteer at one of our events and join in the fun.

View volunteer opportunities

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
November 22, 2018
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