A unique feature at The Works Museum, our Design Lab features projects and engineering design challenges you can do at your own pace. Experiment and explore to your heart’s content! Current challenges:

Straw Rockets

Design and launch straw rockets! Discover what design will make your rocket fly the farthest.

Paddle Boats

Make a boat with working paddles and experiment with different materials to make it go faster.


Experiment with balance, building, and design using KEVA planks.  Create buildings, ramps, and other crazy contraptions to make a ping pong ball obstacle course.

Wind Turbines

Explore the power of the wind.  Using miniature wind turbines, put the wind to work and see how much power wind generates.

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