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The Works

9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-4225
+1 952-888-4262
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So much fun and very reasonably priced

The Works is a great family outing. I have taken my daughter here for parties and field trips as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leslie L
Funl place for kids to explore!

Well designed, hands-on museum with fun exhibits. Both of my kids (under 12) loved exploring this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Noelle E
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Works is a great family outing. I have taken my daughter here for parties and field trips as well as just a fun way to spend the day. Fun, educational hands on activities help alleviate winter cabin fever. My daughter is a little old...More

Thank Leslie L
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Kara N, Media & Communications Coordinator at The Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Leslie! It's great to hear that your family enjoys our museum. Hope to see you at The Works again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed, hands-on museum with fun exhibits. Both of my kids (under 12) loved exploring this place.

Thank Noelle E
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Kara N, Media & Communications Coordinator at The Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review The Works Museum. We're so glad to hear that your kids had a great experience - hope to see you back here soon!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

2  Thank H6793KOlorid
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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 24 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Arnie J
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Response from Kara N | Property representative |
Hi Arnie, members of the following organizations receive $2 off admission at The Works Museum: The Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum, The Bakken Museum, The Bell Museum, & TPT.
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