Minnesota Children’s Museum and The Works Museum Team Up for Summer STEM Fun

We’re joining forces with The Works Museum to make this summer even more fun and interactive.

At Minnesota Children’s Museum, kids can take exciting small group workshops developed and led by educators from The Works Museum, exploring STEM concepts through hands-on fun. At The Works Museum in Bloomington, visitors can experience Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!, the popular exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum.

“This partnership is a great fit,” said Dianne Krizan, president of Minnesota Children’s Museum. “George will delight families who visit The Works Museum in Bloomington and our visitors in St. Paul will get the chance to experience the hands-on learning that The Works does so well.”

“We’re thrilled to provide our visitors the chance to explore the Curious George exhibit this summer,” said Jill Measells, chief executive officer at The Works Museum. “And we’re very excited to bring our educational programs to new audiences at Minnesota Children’s Museum.”

Summer STEM Workshops at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Keep budding scientists and engineers engaged this summer with STEM workshops. Designed for kids ages 5 to 8, each small group workshop is led by an educator from The Works Museum and encourages hands-on learning and fun.

Workshops will take place Fridays and Saturdays through the summer. Topics will include:

  • Lightning Bugs: Learn about the flow of electricity and hook up different circuits to create a lightning bug to take home. (June 18, June 19, July 23, July 24)
  • Glow in the Dark Slime: Experiment with chemical changes. Make a tub of slimy polymer that glows in the dark. (June 25, June 26, July 30, July 31)
  • Light and Kaleidoscopes: Experiment with reflecting and absorbing of light. Design and build a colorful kaleidoscope to take home. (July 9, July 10, August 6, August 7)
  • Mini-Catapults: Practice the Engineering Design Process and use a glue gun to construct a small catapult. Find out how far you can fling an object. (July 16, July 17, August13, August 14)

The cost is $15 per workshop, or $12 per workshop for members of Minnesota Children’s Museum and The Works Museum. Cost does not include museum admission.

Learn more at www.mcm.org/stem-workshops-to-spark-summer-fun-and-learning.

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! at The Works Museum

curious-george-logoFrom June 12 through Sept. 6, children can explore key STEM concepts in George’s world through the use of creative thinking and hands-on problem-solving skills. Museum admission is $11 and includes access to the Curious George exhibit and all the other interactive experiences at The Works Museum. Members of Minnesota Children’s Museum receive $3 off admission and members of The Works Museum receive free admission. The museum is located at 9740 Grand Ave. S. in Bloomington.

Learn more at www.theworks.org/curious-george.

Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.

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