Twin Cities families! Girl Time is happening again on Saturday, September 21st at The Works Museum in Bloomington, and I have an EXCLUSIVE discount code to share!
In previous years we’ve attended and both my kids (son and daughter) had so much fun. We spent hours there, had Papa John’s pizza there for lunch, and left with cool things my kids created!
GIRL TIME FAMILY EVENT AT THE WORKS MUSEUM
What is Girl Time?
Girl Time is The Works Museum’s special event for girls and their families.
What can families expect?
Girls and families will have fun learning about engineering while exploring lots of hands-on activities and demonstrations presented by women working in engineering, and students in STEM fields. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day together discovering what engineering is all about and dreaming about future career possibilities in engineering and design!
At Girl Time, The Works Museum brings together women engineers from corporations around the Twin Cities to showcase their work, discuss their experiences working in STEM, and to facilitate dozens of interactive activities and demos. You’ll also meet young women studying STEM fields at universities and girls from local high schools and middle schools.
“Girl Time is all about introducing girls to STEM in a way that inspires them,” says Kit Wilhite, Director of Education at The Works Museum. “By meeting women and students in these fields, girls can picture themselves as engineers and scientists. Our goal is that they’ll spend the day having fun, and leave excited about their futures.”
• Learn about circuitry and build a flashlight
• Explore how electric and acoustic sound is created
• Mix your own slime
• Make balloon-powered hovercrafts
• Engineer catapults and marshmallow bridges
• Design a magnet detection device
Also, your paid ticket will include access to FREE workshops:
Advance ticket holders and members will get exclusive access two mini workshops at Girl Time. Mini workshop spots are limited, and are available on a first come first served basis. Once registered, you will receive an email with a registration link.
Raspberry Pi Mini Workshop – 30 minutes
Explore computer programming using a simple Raspberry Pi computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Complete challenges using Python programming language.
Ear Harps Mini Workshop – 30 minutes
Build an ear harp out of wood, nails, and rubber bands, then use it to make music only the player can hear.
When is it?
Saturday, September 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details and tickets at theworks.org/girls-and-engineering.
The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave S., Bloomington
Who is this for?
Open to the public, ideal for girls ages 5-14 and their grown-ups. Boys also welcome!
Get DISCOUNTED tickets by purchasing in advance, and save even more with my EXCLUSIVE discount code GTFRUGAL19!
Tickets are $9 Pre-registered, $12 at the door. HOWEVER – Tickets are only $8 with my code GTFRUGAL19. Members and kids 2 and under are free.
PLUS – The Works Museum is participating in Museum Day Live! This means that you can get 2 FREE tickets to The Works Museum on this day, September 21st, and when you arrive you can upgrade your passes to include Girl Time for FREE! (Last year it was $3 at the door.) This means you can attend Girl Time for free (up to 2 free passes per email). But the advantage of buying the tickets (with my code!) is that the paid tickets include the workshops. Priority registration will be given to members and advance ticket holders.
The Works Museum offers a limited income discount! If you qualify through their Gateway program, you can get discounted admission of $4.25.
For general admission (not including special events like Girl Time), save $2 on admission with my special code!
Use code TCFMB$2OFF in the “member code” field on the shopping cart page.
More info about discounts here!
Parking: Easy access from 35W and 494 and free parking in The Works Museum’s lot.
Also: The Works is gathering women engineers from corporations around the Twin Cities, including Boston Scientific and Emerson Process Management, to showcase their work and ignite girls’ interest in STEM. Visitors will also meet university students majoring in STEM fields and girls from local high schools and middle schools involved in coding and robotics.