Effective 11/21/2020 we will need to pause our on site play experiences. Please check back for updates to when we will be open for playtime reservations. 


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Effective November 21,2020, we will be pausing our onsite play experiences.We will continue to offer Literacy Totes, Art Kits and Letterland Activities. These are available for pick up on Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

Annual Holiday Ornament Fun Now Available!

We are excited to offer our third annual Holiday Ornament event. Due to COVID restrictions we are putting together at-home kits for $3, complete with all the supplies you need to make 4 ornaments! Kits are available while supplies last. You can pre-order your kit on our website now and pick up at the Hutchinson […]

Nov. 19th is Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day is November 19th, 2020, and we hope to raise funds for the museum! Started in 2009,  Give to the Max Day has become Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, raising nearly $200 million in its first 11 years. Every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes […]

Exploring Letterland Activities and Celebrations

We’re pleased to announce our new, community outreach program called Exploring Letterland Activities and Celebrations! It’s our latest and largest outreach to the Hutchinson community to make safe, fun learning experiences available to all children and their families. With the financial assistance from United Way of McLeod County and Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Heritage Funding, […]

Innovate. Create. Discover. Grow.

Wheel and Cog is a place where children playing also inspires problem solving, science, creativity, leadership, collaboration, experimentation, and life-long learning. Come experience imaginative and interactive play.

Climbing and playing in the fort is my favorite thing to do! I always make new friends!

– Tucker, age 3

Donate. Volunteer.

Volunteers make things happen at Wheel & Cog. We are always looking for people to help out!

If you want to volunteer on a regular basis or just help out once in a while, Wheel & Cog can use your time and talents. Please consider volunteering. We're certain you'll help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and families who visit the Wheel and Cog Museum throughout the year.

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