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The Works, Bloomington

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#7 of 13 in Childrens Museums in Minnesota
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  • This is a great place for ages 5-15.......maybe even older! Such great inquiry. Really a gem! I highly recommend going of the day or sign up for a camp.  more »
  • 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 cab...  more »
  • Well designed, hands-on museum with fun exhibits. Both of my kids (under 12) loved exploring this place.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed all the places to build and explore. I was surprised that it looked rather bare. The kids never really did run out of things to do and try out. I would definitely recommend this place for school-age and above. We brought mostly preschoolers and they weren't developmentally able to really comprehend most of the things, just mess with them while the older kids waited patiently (sometimes not so much) to use them as were meant.
  • Great place to bring children to introduce them to engineering and building. The main level has many interactive exhibits. However, the upper and lower levels did not have much going on. Room for expansion. Free parking, vending machines, and a lunch room where you can eat food you brought with. Very cool!
  • Small museum that packs a big punch. Ideal for ages 4 and up with older kids getting more out of it. We had our 5-year-old's birthday party here and it was great. Besides emergency exits, there is only one way in/out of the main museum so it was easy to keep track of our little engineers. Even so, we got them construction worker dress up play jackets so they could be spotted easily. The museum itself is pretty much one big room so the kids can go from one activity to the next without getting lost.
  • Great place to bring elementary aged kids. It is conveniently located on the South metro with free parking, if you don‘t want to drive all the way to the Science Museum in downtown St Paul. It has enough interesting things for most kids to last the whole morning or afternoon.
  • While this certainly isn't my favorite museum, my kids loved it so much that I only am marking it down to four stars because their level of excitement and enjoyment! I just felt like 'museum' wasn't quite the right word to explain what this is. Price is right, (especially if you find a deal). Not super fun for me, but they had so much fun, (especially the 5-y-o), that it made it worth it for all of us!
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