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The Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Fun for kids of all ages

This is a small science museum that has some interesting exhibits. It is a fun way to fill and hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen R
Lovely small museum

I brought my then 6 year old son here once. He loved the interactivity of the museum as well as the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
lbhtd
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Minneapolis, MN
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small science museum that has some interesting exhibits. It is a fun way to fill and hour or two if you are with kids or a kid-at-heart.

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I brought my then 6 year old son here once. He loved the interactivity of the museum as well as the exhibits about sound.

1  Thank lbhtd
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Not busy, so kids received a ton of one on one time with the volunteers. Mr. Awesome was just that, he spent a great deal of time in the Benjamin Franklin room with my 10&7 year old. They had an...More

2  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We chose to visit the Bakken Museum on a cold, spring day when we were searching for something to do. What a delightful surprise! The museum is in an old mansion with a fascinating history. The displays center around electricity with interactive, hands on displays...More

1  Thank 612Carol
Noel C, Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this review

Hello 612Carol, thank you for visiting The Bakken Museum! Check us out in the summer or fall as well, when we will have lots of outdoor activities including two family-oriented Discovery Days in June and July.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

So many different examples of electricity in our lives, from the mundane (lighting our homes) to the story of Mary Shelley and how she came to create the Frankenstein tale; all sorts of interactive experiences to spark inquisitive kids' interest! Even a Mindball game to...More

Thank Mike B
Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you had a nice time at the museum, Mike. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A great museum with lots of interactive educational activities. Great smaller alternative to the science museum. Located right off Lake Calhoun so you can make a day filled with lots of great things to do.More

1  Thank Lsilsi2010
Noel C, Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! The summer is a great time to come back, you can even pack up a lunch and ride a bike over and hang out in our garden or on the green roof that looks out on to the lake. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We took our young teenage niece to the Bakken and she LOVED it just as much as we did!! So much to do and many things to see and learn about.

Thank Janice B
Noel C, Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, Janice! We're glad that you could enjoy the experience with your niece!

Reviewed 28 November 2016

A unique, interactive Museum of electricity "in" our lives, founded by Earl Bakken - creator of the Medtronic heart pacemaker

2  Thank JanandCaptainRob
Noel C, Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit, Rob! We hope you come back to learn more about the biomedical revolution in Minnesota later this year when we open a teaser exhibit all about the advances being made right in our own back yard.

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great science museum for my science obsessed sons. One is interested in the body and the other in electricity--this was the perfect combination of both. We happened to go on a day with special exhibits by Frankenstein200.org, which was fantastic. The museum was crawling with...More

1  Thank Momandem12
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I can't believe I haven't visited here sooner! We went last night to the preview party for Mary and Her Monster, all about Mary Shelley and how the story Frankenstein came to be. It was small, well done and quite creative... I'm bummed I didn't...More

1  Thank bonnie c
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