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We have a "can't miss" opportunity for you this weekend!
Be sure to check out the Minnesota Planetarium's ExploraDome this Thursday through Saturday at The Works.  Read below for all the details.

Yes, we still have space in some of our awesome summer camps so if your kids are looking for something fun to do, check out our openings.

And don't forget, we are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm this summer!
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. 


  • $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.
Family Activities
Free with admission. 
rainbowAvailable every Saturday from 1-3pm (except July 10- see above for details)

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: Lava Lamps
Lava lamps are known for the distinctive way big blobs rise and fall in a clear liquid.  Use household chemicals to recreate this effect in a burbling color mixture. 
The Space Place
Online Games from NASA

Photon Pile UpHere's a great source for online word puzzles, scrambled pictures, and other games all about space.

NASA Space Place

Summer Camp 2010
Space still available in some camps!boy with boat

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! 

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.
Summer Hoursdad boy

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

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.
Find Us On Facebook and Twitter

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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!

Keep up with the latest news from The Works' President and twitterFounder, Rebecca Schatz on her Twitter account.
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Give the Gift of Discovery

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. Thank You!
The Works
 Engineering Fun for Kids
5701 Normandale Rd
Edina, Minnesota 55424
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