Where is it at?

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The Works
9740 Grand Avenue South
Tel: 952 888 4262


The museum are about 3 miles southwest of the Mall of America /Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport at 9740 Grand Ave, and they have lots of free parking for you to enjoy.

Where are we going today?

How does stuff work?  A common question we have growing up - and The Works is where you find the answers! 

Perfect for kids aged 5 - 12, they can set their own pace and work with their family enjoying imaginative self-guided activites where they can design, build, create, imagine, explore and learn - the best way to do it!

The museum uses hands-on exhibits to teach kids about the basic elements of science and technology because as they say, "learning by doing is inviting, exciting and it works".  And it's true!

Kids will have a great time experimenting, and they will build their confidence as they do so because they will be problem solving as they create.

There is a fun sensor zone where they can interact with sensors in whimsical, fun and kinetic way! They can shift shapes on the wall, enjoy a full-body sensor and they can even work with a friend to control a room full of music and lights!

The Design Lab features fun projects as well as design and engineering challenges that kids can tr and solve!  Rockets, contraptions, wind turbines....all ready and waiting to be explored! 

For those smaller kids who would love creative play like this, the museum hold Pre-K mornings for those curious minds aged 3 -5 and their parents.  From 9am - 12pm on select morning, they can have a go at exploring their own challenges!

The museum also hold creative kids birthday parties should they want to celebrate their next birthday with gizmos and gadgets! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$8
  • Free Under: 2 years.

When can we go?

Summer: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday 12pm - 5pm. School year hours: Mon, Thurs & Fri 9am

Closed certain holidays.

Teachers corner

They offer activities for those home school students, as well as field trips, and they even bring The Works to your school!.

I'm Hungry!

There is no food available at the museum, but you can bring your own packed lunch, or you can enjoy a number of restaurants around the museum. If you keep your wristband on, you can leave the museum for lunch and come back in afterwards. .

Baby Facilities

There are changing tables in the family restrooms. .

More information

The Works' camps and classes are ideal for girls and boys who love to explore, discover, design and build. Campers have fun and learn how things work with hands-on projects in many areas of science and engineering..

What people are saying?

  • "Good place for kids"

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    I took my kids there. They liked it a lot. They got to put things together.

  • "not what i was excited for"

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    I was so excited to take my kids here. The website looked fun. Walking in seeing the store I was excited as I thought it was an expression of what to expect inside. I was very disappointed for the price. We will not be making that drive again.

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