The Works

Mission Statement

The Works Museum's mission is to inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers and creative problem solvers.

Contact Information

9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420

General Information

Alternative Name
The Works Museum
Principal Staff
Jill Measells
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
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Board Chair
Katy Kolbeck
Number of Board Members
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Impact and Programs

Our major accomplishments in fiscal year (FY) 2014 included: –Record attendance of nearly 75,000 visitors discovering engineering in our exhibits, programs, and activities –Introducing new camps and workshops, including the wildly popular Code Camp engaging kids in computer coding, sequencing, and logic – Implemented best-practice finance methods to better manage program and overhead costs, resulting in an overall expense reduction of 7% for FY 2014
Current Goals
The Works Museum's current goals are 1) to enhance our relevance to our increasingly diverse audiences; 2) to deliver engaging engineering education experiences to more students, children, and parents; 3) to inspire more children to continue studying and exploring science, technology, engineering, and math into their middle and high school years.
Community or Constituency Served
K–6 students, educators, and families
Geographic Area Served


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $867,445 75.1%
Management $90,185 7.8%
Fundraising $197,038 17.1%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $524,542 $530,268 $414,868
Beginning of Year: $530,268 $414,868 $118,175
Difference: ($5,726) $115,400 $296,693

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