Trip Planner:   USA  /  Minnesota  /  Bloomington  /  The Works

The Works, Bloomington

3.7
#7 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Minnesota
The Works is located in Bloomington. To plan Bloomington vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Create an itinerary including The Works
map
The Works Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
31 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • This is a great place for kids to tinker around with different kinds of toys. I chaperoned a field trip here and I was also really impressed with the staff and how they shared their love of learning about science with the kids. It was neat to see the kids learn and create at the same time. I would come back here again. The giant K'nex ball machine really is fascinating, the kids couldn't get enough of it.
  • We recently stayed in Bloomington during a family vacation and we chose The Works Museum as one of our stops. Our four year old loved running through the sensor maze and building with the large foam blocks! We were unaware that it was spring break for the schools in the area so the museum was very busy with groups of school kids, but the staff remained friendly and professional through it all. We will definitely be back on a future trip!
  • Neat place for kids. Looks pretty plain when you get inside, but then you see all these different stations with educational activities and it's pretty interesting and entertaining. Whole family enjoyed it
  • Fun place to engage your creative mind. Fun for a wide age range as well. I enjoyed myself as a 28 year old as well as my 3 year old kid.
  • I love this place! Great for children to learn about engineering. Lots of places to tinker for the busy minds. The staff is so passionate about encouraging the kids.
Places to stay near The Works

Plan your trip to Bloomington

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Works by other users

31 days in United States BY A USER FROM TANZANIA March, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM RWANDA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bloomington BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Bloomington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bloomington BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans