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The Works

9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-4225
+1 952-888-4262
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Fun, but small

My kids, ages 6-12, had a great time with this interactive experience. It is rather small. You can... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Ilan H
via mobile
Kids had fun, but it is rather small

We were able to visit for free using our reciprocal membership. I don't know if I'd say it would be... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
via mobile
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“science fun” (2 reviews)
“race car” (2 reviews)
“free museum” (2 reviews)
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9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-4225
+1 952-888-4262
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My kids, ages 6-12, had a great time with this interactive experience. It is rather small. You can do everything in an hour. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised that my kids were entertained for 2. Glad we went.

Thank Ilan H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We were able to visit for free using our reciprocal membership. I don't know if I'd say it would be worth it if you are paying full price. It is basically a very large room divided up in to stations. That being said, our kids...More

1  Thank MidwesternBaker
Kara N, Media & Communications Coordinator at The Works, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - and most of all, thanks for visiting The Works. If you're in the area again, we also offer workshops, special events, pop up activities, and school break camps for more engineering fun!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had the opportunity to visit with our daycare kids. The kids were entertained for quite some time. They didn't want to leave. The staff there are very kid friendly. They are there to answer questions. There is a dining hall for visitors to eat...More

1  Thank H6793KOlorid
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The kids love this museum. We used to have a membership and came here all the time. A great value btw.

1  Thank lbhtd
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place was pretty small. I live in a small city, and our children's museum is 3-4x bigger than this place. I like the build a race car stuff, and the building bricks was cool. Certainly a fun place to go for kids to play....More

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took our grandson here for his 5th birthday and he really enjoyed it. $8.50 admission each which I thought was a little steep but not terrible. There are a lot of interactive displays that the children can play with and learn from. If you...More

Thank csogkal
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We came during the Smithsonian Free Museum day so we did get free admission. If you are expecting this place to be like Children's Museum, you will be disappointed. To be fair, The Works doesn't compare itself to the Children's Museum in any way. All...More

2  Thank Gao Y
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a fun little place to check out. They have lots of fun stations for different kind of experiments. The staff is very engaged and interactive throughout the entire stay. I would most definitely recommend going here for an afternoon of fun and learning...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great hands on science fun for kids. This place covers a lot that the children's museum in St Paul does not like smaller hands on exhibits. My 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son spend hours here. Its another piece of the puzzle...More

Thank mikeatwangs
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I had never been here before and decided to take my 6 year old nephew. He enjoyed the build your own car out of K'nex and then racing them but there were not a lot of things to do. His favorite part was watching the...More

Thank Jessica M
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