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Starting August 4th, we'll be open on a limited, pre-scheduled basis to groups or individuals who reserve 2 hours of playtime!

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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, […]

FREE Art in the Park on August 20

Join us anytime between 4:30 to 6:30pm at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson for a FREE Art in the Park event on Thursday, August 20th. This event is open to everyone and bought to you in a joint effort between Wheel & Cog and McLeod County United Way. You can watch our Facebook page […]

Museum Response to COVID-19 Safety

The Wheel and Cog Museum always places the safety of its guests first. Here are the special precautions we are taking due to COVID-19 outbreak: The museum has been closed for thorough cleaning and sanitation, while awaiting guidance from the State of Minnesota and our Board of Directors for safe reopening. New 2-hour reservation-only playtimes […]

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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