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Minnesota Children's Museum


Photo of child playing in World Works exhibit

Photo of child playing in World Works

Photo of child in World Works

World Works

Make a splash in World Works

Inquiry and the glory of wonder prevail in this action-packed, hands-on environment that encourages the questions, “Why?” and “How?” World Works is designed to promote object play to provoke investigation, observation, experimentation, and problem-solving through intriguing activities.

From the colorful cast of shadows on the wall to the see-through tubes and water vessels, time spent playing and splashing in World Works opens the floodgates that fuels a passion for learning. 

Playing in World Works contributes to the development of essential life-long skills such as: 

  • Critical Thinking when organizing and executing a plan for moving all the packages through the toy warehouse. 
  • Confidence when discovering the best way to use water’s powerful force to get a boat down the chute the fastest.
  • Creative Thinking when taking paper that was made in the paper factory and using it to reinvent something new.

See photos of World Works on our Flickr site or watch a video about the gallery on YouTube.

Check out these books related to the World Works gallery:

  • Galimoto by Catherine Stock
  • Guess Whose Shadow? by Stephen R. Swinburne
  • What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum

Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine
Voted TOP 10 BEST CHILDREN'S MUSEUM in the United States

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