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Cool Summer Activities!
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Summer Hours
Family Activities
Summer Camp 2010
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About The Works

It's summer and at The Works that means extra hours for our families, awesome summer camps for kids, and an out-of-this-world special event.

There are plenty of opportunities to engineer fun times and great memories for your family this summer. 

We hope to see you soon! 
Summer Hoursfamily face warp

Bring your family to The Works:
  • Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
General admission is only $5.00 for adults and children ages 3 and up.

The Works will be closed on Monday, July 5.

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.
Family Activities
Free with admission.  magnetic structure
Available every Saturday from 1-3pm (except July 10- see below for details)

June: Magnetic Structures
Although the concept is simple - use magnetic rods and steel spheres to build structures - the possibilities are endless!  Follow step-by-step instructions to build a truss bridge, or fire up your imagination to construct geometric shapes and other 3D designs.

July: Rainbow Glasses

Summer's here and the sun is bright, so come make a special pair of shades.  Instead of blocking the sun, these spectacular spectacles use the light to make outrageous rainbows!

Looking Forward  
 August Family Activity: Lava Lamps
ExploraDome at The Works
July 8th, 9th, and 10th

mn planetariumLook at the stars from the Earth, the Earth from the stars, and travel through space in the cool comfort of a giant portable planetarium.  The ExploraDome's immersive technology allows visitors to explore the universe without taking their feet off the ground. Educators from the Minnesota Planetarium will be taking guests on an amazing guided adventure through space approximately every 30 minutes.


Thursday, July 8:  10:30 am to 3 pm
Friday, July 9:  10:30 am to 3 pm
Saturday, July 10:  10:30 am to 3 pm
Shows will run approximately every half hour.

Info Online


  • $3 for each ticket to an ExploraDome show PLUS
  • $5 for each admission into The Works museum (children under three get free admission to the museum but we do not recommend they attend the ExploraDome show).
  • You are not required to do both, although we suggest it, of course! 
  • This event is FREE for members of The Works or the Minnesota Planetarium!
Not a member? 

This is a great time to become a member!  For just $60 your entire family can enjoy a full year of visit to The Works, free ExploraDome shows at The Works, discounts on camps and classes, plus free or discounted admission to over 250 science centers around the world!

Learn more and become a member online here.
Summer Camp 2010
Space still available in some camps!boys with fans

Looking for something fun and educational for your kids this summer?  We still have space available in some of our summer camps.  Mix up some goo, launch a rocket, design a house with working lights, an
d fling marshmallows with a catapult you build yourself!  girl with motor boat

The Works' summer camps are ideal for girls and boys going into kindergarten through grade 7 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.

The Works' camp
s are very popular, and some of them are already full.  Be sure to reserve your spot today.  For descriptions of all the camps, prices, and registration information, click here.
Find Us On Facebook

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It's easy to stay in touch with The Works through Facebook.  Just visit and click on "Like."  That way, you'll be the first to hear about events, special offers and deals!

Thank You!
The Works is happy to have the support of many local corporations, foundations, and individuals.

Recently, Xcel Energy presented The Works with $10,000 in support of our School Group Programs.  Their contribution will help us reach out to school children throughout the Twin Cities.  Thank you Xcel!

We depend on contributions to keep our interactive exhibits and hands-on activities up and running.  If you support what we do, make a gift today. 

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The Works
 Engineering Fun for Kids
5701 Normandale Rd
Edina, Minnesota 55424
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