Bakken Museum

Minneapolis, MN

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA Number: 612-926-3878 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Did you know that The Bakken Museum is the ONLY Smithsonian-Affiliate museum in Minnesota? You know that means it's a pretty special experience for the family, so why not head there on your next family day out?

The Bakken Museum aims to inspire passion for innovation through exploration of science, technology and the humanities, all to make the world a better place.

The collection is filled with incredible books and artifacts, and the museum is also home to a number of galleries that focus on the wonders of innovation, bio-technology, plant medicine and science.

You can get a shock out of a 100 year old electricity machine, or experience the marvellous world of Mary Shelley and her Frankenstien experiments!

Kids can wire a tiny city and light up a tower in the Electropolis exhibit. Kids aged 4 to 8 can combine history and science in this educational play experience and learn how things work!

Why not take some time to enjoy an immersive object theater as you take in a 12 minute film that just might spook you as the tale of a mad scientist comes to life.

Learn all about Benjamin Franklin, explore what inventions are made right in the state of Minnesota, or take part in a guided experience tinkering with patterns and engineering.

Don't miss the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden either, it's such a beautiful place to stroll after the excitement of the museum.

The wonderful world of science IS fun at the Bakken Museum, so kids, get those creative and curious hats on, because it's time to experiment, discover, learn, and HAVE FUN!

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$5 (Ages 4 to 12), $8 (Ages 13 to 24)



Free for members, $8 seniors


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3 years


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The Bakken Museum offers services that make museum programs and exhibits accessible to all visitors, including wheelchairs for guests. They also have sensory friendly Sundays from 10:30am - 12pm on the second Sunday of every month

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When can we go?


10am - 4pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am - 5pm Saturday, 12pm - 5pm Sunday

Closed Mondays

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