Fun and interactive summer in Minnesota Children’s Museum and the Works Museum

Abdi Isaaq

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SAINT PAUL, MN — Minnesota Children’s Museum works together with the Works Museum to make fun hands-on learning for the kids this summer.

Developed and led by educators from the Works Museum, kids can excitingly explore STEM concepts through small-group workshops. One of the exhibits to visit is the popular ‘Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!’ that runs from June 12 to September 6.

“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

Designed for kids aged between 5 and 8 years old, each workshop is arranged in a small group, letting them dig into the role of scientists and engineers in the STEM field.

Workshops will take place Fridays and Saturdays through the summer. Find one of these topics in the workshops:

  • Lightning Bugs (June 18, June 19, July 23, July 24)

Learn about the flow of electricity through the world of bugs.

  • Glow in the Dark Slime (June 25, June 26, July 30, July 31)

A chemical experiment that lets the kids make a glow-in-the-dark slimy polymer.

  • Light and Kaleidoscopes (July 9, July 10, August 6, August 7)

Experiment with lights and learn to design and build a colorful kaleidoscope.

  • Mini-Catapults (July 16, July 17, August 13, August 14)

Construct a small catapult while practicing a simple engineering design process and then see what force is through the catapult system.

The cost is $15 per workshop or $12 per workshop for members of the 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

The MCM’s signature exhibit will let children explore key STEM concepts through the fun understanding of George’s world. Museum admission is $11 and it includes access to the Curious George exhibit and all the other interactive experiences at The Works Museum.

There will be a discount of $3 for the MCM’s members and free admission for the Works Museum members. The location is at 9740 Grand Ave. S. in Bloomington. Learn more about this at www.theworks.org/curious-george.

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