|The Works |
Cool Summer Activities!
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!
Bring your family to The Works:
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
- Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
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.
Free with admission.
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!
August Family Activity: Lava Lamps
|ExploraDome at The Works|
July 8th, 9th, and 10th
Not a member?
Look 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.When
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.
- $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!
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!
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, and fling marshmallows with a catapult you build yourself!
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.
Works' camps 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|
It's easy to stay in touch with The Works through Facebook. Just visit http://www.facebook.com/theworks
and click on "Like." That way, you'll be the first to hear about events, special offers and deals!
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.
Engineering Fun for Kids
5701 Normandale Rd
Edina, Minnesota 55424