The Works is a hands-on museum filled with science, history, art and glassblowing. From our SciDome planetarium to Dozers & Diggers and STEM programming, we have so much excitement happening this season!



Explore Exhibits:


Dozers & Diggers

Dozers & Diggers is back on July 13! We’re rounding up big trucks and exploring machine science! Families are invited to get an up-close view of the trucks, lifts, bull dozers, and other big machines that get things done in our community. Jump in, climb around, and speak to the people who operate these extraordinary machines! The day includes live demonstrations & family activities. Learn more.
Sensory-friendly hour from 9 AM-10 AM with reduced horns & sirens. 🚜
Parking for the event will be available in the 2nd Street Parking Garage, the parking lots adjacent to The Works, and surrounding Downtown Newark parking. First Street will be closed for the event.
Sponsored by Columbia Gas and Porta Kleen.


Curious Kids

Learn, create, and have fun together with a new hands-on history, art, or science activity each week, geared towards our younger guests! Learn more.
Included with Admission/Free for Members | Ages 3-6



Check out the SciDome schedule as you plan your trip to The Works!

Tuesday-Friday: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Join us for special live shows! More info on the SciDome.

Included with Admission/Free for Members | All Ages



With access to hundreds of museums and learning centers across the nation, Works members receive TONS of benefits. Learn more.

Unlimited general admission • Free admission to SciDome planetarium shows • Updates on new programs, exhibits & museum news • Member-only events • 10% off all Gift Shop & Art Gallery Purchases* • Discounts on Camps, Classes & Special Events • FREE & DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to more than 900 museums and historical sites nationwide • NEW! Columbus Advantage: discounts to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio History Center, Ohio Village, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus, and more!


Pop Up Science Event: Bubbles!

Explore the science and art of bubbles! Create a firework print using bubbles and go BIG with bubble science. Learn more!


Included with Admission/Free for Members


Reverse Engineering

Jump into the role of Computer Engineer as you carefully take apart pieces of technology to see their inner workings! Bring your favorite adult to work alongside you in Invent Lab. Learn more!

THURSDAYS | 11 AM-1 PM | AGES 5+ (with a grown-up)

Included with Admission/Free for Members


Adults: Glass Art Workshop

Knowledge is the key that unlocks all doors! Engage your brain and take an in-depth look at exciting art, history & science topics with Works experts and community partners.

Experience the Science of Glass! Get hands-on as we learn how liquid glass moves, watch a glass blowing demo and make a unique piece of fused glass art to take home.

Register here!

$15/$10 Members/Registration Required/ Note: Glass creations will be placed in our super-heated kiln, then cooled slowly and ready for pick up the next week.