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The Bakken Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Small but interesting

This was started by one of the founders of Medtronic. It does not take much time to go through the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great place to explore with kids

The Bakken museum allows to explore the history of electricity and electromagnetism in a fun way... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Located on the shore of Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis, The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place. A beautiful Gothic and Tudor...more
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

This was started by one of the founders of Medtronic. It does not take much time to go through the place especially in the winter when the garden is closed (half hour to an hour). It is more for kids but enough activities for adults....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Hi, I recently visit this museum with other students that are young. I loved the tour and products available for tourists to experience, however , I felt the customer service could be better. I didn’t like it how kids were bunched into one lounge that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Simpleeme88
Noel C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Simpleeme88 thank you so much for your feedback. We will bring this information to our team in charge of school tours and see how we can better serve large groups of students in the future. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Bakken museum allows to explore the history of electricity and electromagnetism in a fun way, appealing to children. The exhibits pesent not just the science center, but the social aspect of electricity - the use of it in medicine. The building itself is quite...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank elesha52
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The exhibits were super interesting, especially the garden. It was cool to see what plants were used in everyday medicines. The Mary Shelley exhibit was also well done. The museum was on the small side. If I had not been an ASTC member and paid...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hotelguy_12
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We loved our time at the Bakken Museum. Every room has multiple interactive exhibits. They also have a pretty garden on the upper level you can walk through. The Frankenstein exhibit was fun but the static electricity exhibit was a bust. The staff were extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank goodhelmet
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I signed up my teenaged student for a week long camp at the Bakken museum. We signed up a little late but they were very accommodating and got responded to my email very quickly. Unfortunately, the camp was not a great fit for my student's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Maria R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The Bakken Museum was way more fun than I expected. The only downfall was we arrived when the museum was full of school groups so we kept getting in the way and had to view the museum out of order. It would have been great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SuperFunSuperPicky
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I can't believe I have lived in the Twin Cities most of my life and had not been here before. My 10 year old son LOVED it! Impressive architecture, great history of the Twin Cities in addition to the hands-on science. We were there on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shyla2099
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Unique museum with interactive displays for children and adults. Some special exhibits. Learn about electricity and electrically stimulating medical devices like pacemakers. A great venue to hold a special event. The staff was wonderful and very helpful to make our event an enjoyable success. Our...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Went on a school field trip with 4th graders. Great experience! We spent part of our morning in a classroom learning about electricity--a little history, then some experiments--which the kids loved. Then we spent some time in the museum learning about its founder and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your visit! We are glad to hear you had a good time, we hope you visit again!

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Response from thebakkenmuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out - The Bakken Museum has a wide range of attractions and exhibits to keep the tiniest tots and adults entertained. We aim to keep all ages interested. More information about exhibits can be found on... More
Eileen F
5 April 2018|
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Response from thebakkenmuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for the question! Our regular hours are always kept up-to-date on our website under the "visit" tab