Fall Activities at The Works
In This E-Newsletter
Membership Special
School Break Classes
Fall Family Hours
Family Activities
Chem Fest
E4 conference
Support The Works
Find Us On Facebook
About The Works

The weather may be getting cooler, but things are heating up here at The Works.  We have a busy fall planned!

Read below to learn about our new fall hours, October School Break Classes, our E4 Conference, and of course, some way cool Saturday Family Activities.

Treat your family with our Back to School membership special and create some family memories at our annual Chem Fest event!

Hope to see you soon!
Membership Special
Become a member by September 30th and receive 5 free Facewarp coupons!

Enjoy a full year of discovery, laughter and fun with a family membership to The Works!  A Household Membership costs only $60 for one year.  Your benefits include:
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  • Unlimited visits to The Works' museum for your immediate family (two adults and kids 18 and under)
  • $1 off admission for guests (excluding group visits and workshops)
  • $10 off Summer Camp fees and $5 off Classes
  • 10% discount on merchandise at The Works 
  • Free general admission to participating science centers across the world, excluding those within a 90-mile radius, via the ASTC Travel Passport Program.  Over 250 centers from over a dozen countries are part of this great program.  For more information, click here.
You can purchase your membership online!

Fall School Break Classes
Awesome Full Day Classes during October Break
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Looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do during their school break?

The Works is offering full day classes for kids who love to explore, discover, design and build!

October 21st: Tech Favorites
Explore air power and launch straw rockets. Build a bridge big enough to crawl across, then wire up a working flashlight to take home.

October 22nd: Discover Engineering
Build a mini catapult to launch marshmallows. Pull apart cabbage and experiment with color-changing acids and bases. Then hook up circuits and make a steady hand game.

Classes run from 10am to 3pm.  One hour of both before and after care is available.  Cost $55 to $65.

Register online

Don't forget!  Members save $5!

Thinking winter?  Yes, we have our December classes posted, too!

Fall Family Hoursdad boy

Our new fall family hours:

Thursday, 1pm - 7pm
Friday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

General admission is only $5.00 for adults and children ages 3 and up.

We're also open many school release days, plus a monthly homeschool day. Check out our online calendar for a complete schedule.

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.  Don't forget, we offer subsidies for groups in need.
Scout Leaders- check out our options just for  you!
Learn about Group Options. 
Groups can make reservations by calling us at 952-848-4848 or completing our online reservation request.

girl making a cool rideThe Works Can Come to YOU!
The Works can come to you with our The Works on Wheels program.  Whether you are looking for a fun and educational activity for your classroom or a unique school-wide event, we can provide "hands-on, minds-on" programming for groups from 50 to 500! 

Learn more.

Family Activities
Free with admission.
boy with kaleidoscopeAvailable every Saturday from 1-3pm

September: Kaleidoscopes
just one day left
Have fun exploring patterns and reflections with different kinds of mirrors, and make a kaleidoscope to take home.

October: Elephant Toothpaste
Discover the difference between exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions as you whip up a batch of fun, frothing foam.
Chem Fest
Saturday October 16th
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Join us for a day of chemistry fun on Saturday October 16th!  Join our staff and volunteers for some exciting experiments all about REACTIONS! 

  • Inflate a balloon without blowing into it, blast off a rocket, and learn about exothermic and endothermic reactions with some fun, frothing foam!
  • Experiments will be available from 10am to noon and from 1pm to 3pm.

The regular admission fee of $5 per person ages 3 and up will apply.

E4 Conference
November 16th at the University of Minnesota

E4 Conference
The E4 Conference is a full day professional development conference featuring a hands-on engineering extravaganza, keynote speech, and more than 20 breakout sessions from master educators focusing on the why, what, and how of teaching elementary engineering.

Learn More

How to register

e4 conferenceCost is $95 and includes lunch and 6 CEU's.   Current students can attend for just $40.

Register by September 30th and enjoy an early-bird price of just $85!

Register online.  Credit Card, Purchase Orders and Checks are all accepted online. 

Support the Works with Workplace Giving
Payroll deduction is an easy way to give

Fall is almost here and for many employers that means the beginning of workplace giving campaigns.  Workplace giving campaigns make giving easy! Small contributions taken out of each paycheck can result in a significant gift over a year's time and make a significant impact on our work.  Matching gift programs can double that impact.  Please consider selecting The Works as your charity this year.
  • If your workplace uses United Way, write in "The Works" under Donor Choice
  • If your workplace uses Community Shares, designate your gift to "The Works"
  • If your workplace uses Combined Federal Campaign, our CFC number is 19553.
Girl with her amusement park rideTo ensure your gift gets credited properly, be sure to include our complete address with your designation.
The Works
5701 Normandale Road
Edina, MN 55424

Don't have a workplace giving campaign?  You can set up a weekly, monthly, or annual contribution on our website.  Support The Works.

We depend on contributions to keep our interactive exhibits and hands-on activities up and running. 
Thank you for supporting The Works!

Find Us On Facebook and Twitter

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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 cool news!

Keep up with the latest news with The Works' twitterTwitter account.
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The Works
 Where Kids Explore How Things Work
5701 Normandale Rd
Edina, Minnesota 55424
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