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Leap Into 2010 at The Works!
In This E-Newsletter
January Family Activity
Snow Engineering Contest
Tech Fest 2010
E4 Conference
Winter Hours
About The Works
What better way to ring in the new year than with hands-on science and engineering?  Bring your family to visit the museum any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, or come on Monday, January 18th between 12 and 4!  (Please note that The Works will be closed on Friday, January 1st.)

And this winter, you have a chance to win 4 free passes to The Works - all you need is your imagination and the snow outside your door!  See below for details.

We hope to see you soon! 
January Family Activity: Sweet Math
  Available every Saturday in January from 1-3pm.wrapped candy
  Free with admission.

How many pieces of candy in that jar?  Learn some tricks for budgeting and estimating, and earn a sweet treat!

  And come back next month for our  
 February Family Activity: Paper Towers
Calling All Snow Engineerssnowman

Winter is here, and in Minnesota we all know that winter means snow, and plenty of it!  Now is the perfect time to hone your snow engineering skills.  What can you design and build? 

Get a few friends together, grab a shovel and fire up your imaginations.  Then share your creation with The Works by becoming a fan on Facesnow catbook and posting your photos on the wall before Saturday, February 27th (Tech Fest!).

Win a prize!  Best Snow Creature and Best Snow Structure of Any Kind will receive a family pack with 4 passes to The Works plus free Face Warps.  Contest ends February 27th, so you have plenty of time to wow your neighborhood.  Good luck and happy building!

For more information, visit our website or become a fan of The Works on Facebook.

Tech Fest 2010: Mark Your Calendar!

gears    chemistry beakers    circuit board

Don't miss Tech Fest 2010: Saturday, February 27th.  This all-day engineering extravaganza is packed with hands-on, minds-on fun.  Best of all, Tech Fest is FREE thanks to generous donations from our sponsors!  Watch our Special Event page on our website for more details about this event - you won't want to miss it!

Excellence in Elementary Engineering Education Conference
Thursday, January 28th

Teachers! Plan now to attend the Excellence in Elementary Engineering Education (E4) Conference on Thursday, January 28th. 

Hear from the leaders building a pasta bridge at E4in elementary engineering education, learn specific activities you can take back to the classroom, and network with others interested in hands-on learning.

Teachers have been raving about last year's conference.  Don't miss out on this valuable
Learn more about the  E4 Conference.

Many thanks to the 3M Foundation, the Qwest Foundation and the Beim Foundation for making this conference possible.

Winter Hourskids playing with bee bots
Engineering fun at The Works! 

Bring your family to The Works:
  • Thursdays, 3 - 7
  • Fridays, 12 - 4
  • Saturdays, 10 - 4
General admission is only $5.00 for adults and children ages 3 and up.

Extended Hours!
The Works will be open from 12 - 4 on Monday, January 18th.

The Works will be closed on Friday, January 1st.

Group Visits

The Works is open for group visits Monday through Friday by reservation only.
Parents- be sure to tell your child's teacher about our programs.
Teachers- book your group now while space is still available.
Learn about Group Options. 
Groups can make reservations by calling us at 952-848-4848 or completing our online form.
The Works
Hands-On, Minds-On Learning about
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

5701 Normandale Rd
Edina, Minnesota 55424
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