The Works Museum

Minneapolis, MN

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Address: 9740 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420, USA How do we get there? Number: (952) 888-4262
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About this activity

How does stuff work?  A common question we have growing up - and The Works Museum 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! 

Activity location


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.

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Members enjoy unlimited visits


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2 years


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The Works Museum FAQ’s

There are changing tables in the family restrooms.

Plan to eat meals/snacks before or after arriving, or use the picnic bench outside.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a chaperone (age 15+).

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

There are changing tables in the family restrooms.

Give them a call to ask about accessibility!

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.

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