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

The Works Museum is where kids explore how things work. We are experts at child-directed science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, with a focus on engineering. Our programs inspire children’s excitement about science and engineering at an early age so that they can look forward to 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 is 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 through engineering.

We know our programs help build bright futures for every child through engineering experiences that engage and inspire, but we cannot do this without your help. 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!

NOW is the time to give to The Works Museum!

The Rucker Family Foundation is generously offering a Matching Challenge Grant for all new donors. This is a 2-1 match, which means if you give $20, they’ll give $40! Tripling your donation means triple the designing, creating, and building that happens at The Works every day. If you and your family love The Works but you’ve never made a charitable gift before, today is the day. Thank you for your gift and for supporting The Works Museum!

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.

Donate online now

Become a Monthly Donor

Join our Innovators Club

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We’re proud to be a participant in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign.

Contact us to discuss opportunities:

Contact Brenda Raney
Phone: (952)888-4262 ext. 217
Email: brenda@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 Brenda Raney
Phone: (952) 888-4262, ext. 217
Email: brenda@theworks.org

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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.

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