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The Works, Bloomington

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#6 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Minnesota
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  • 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 f...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 question...  more »
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  • The Works is great for all ages. We brought our 2yo on a Friday morning. There were 2 elementary school groups that were there and that was it. When those groups went to lunch time the whole place was left to us. The exhibits in the "playhouse" near the back could use more instructions on what to do (i.e. the animation station) and everything could use a deep clean (nature of the beast I suppose). The staff was very friendly and the price point is certainly correct. A fun morning/afternoon activity!
  • My 7-year old kid attended the winter camp in Dec 2017 for 4 days. Educational and fun at the same time. My kid is in a gifted program and he found this place full of learning opportunities and very excited to try new things by himself. We will keep coming back!
  • My daughters and niece (and parents and grandparents!) played happily for over 3 hours. Love how open it is, so everyone can play in their own space but kids are easy to keep track of.
  • Great field trip place for elementary aged children! Lots of cool engineering objects to play and explore with.
  • Neat place but disappointed with size. Very small, not as interesting for my 6 year old. We looked forward to spending a day but exhausted all areas in a few hours.

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