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The Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Rainy day fun

A small group of adults decided this would be a great stop on a blustery rainy day. It was great... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
jrudnits
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Big Lake, Minnesota
Out of town guests

Great little museum, with lots of interactive exhibits--for kids and adults. Wonderful insights and... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Alan S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

A small group of adults decided this would be a great stop on a blustery rainy day. It was great fun. I had not been in at least five years and the place is refreshed, with several new exhibits. We had fun with the Mindball...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Great little museum, with lots of interactive exhibits--for kids and adults. Wonderful insights and history of electricity and medicine. In a beautiful old mansion, like Frankenstein's castle.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My 6 yr old grandson had visited the Bakken Museum with his school & was keen to take me. We took the bus & had a nice walk by a lake to get there. It's in an old mansion & part of a lovely neighbourhood....More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very interesting museum about electricity. There are a lot of interactive exhibits in a historic mansion. The drawback is that there are a many objects in cases with no explanation as to what they are. Take your kids to the Frankenstein exhibit for Halloween.

Thank Robin T
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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Robin, thank you for your visit! We appreciate the feedback and will let our exhibits team know.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice museum on electricity. Kids will have fun with the interactive exhibits and Frankenstein/Mary Shelley exhibits. The West Winds Mansion that contains the museum is beautiful - don't miss the garden. The museum itself is just off the Lake Calhoun bike path and has a...More

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello Craig, thank you for visiting the museum! We're glad you had a good time, and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a fabulous, hands-on museum for kids and adults alike! Earl Bakken's collection is amazing for all! Don't miss the Frankenstein exhibit that started Bakken's obsession with electricity! A must-see!

Thank Jen S
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Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your visit, Jen! We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had a fun time at the Bakken museum. It's an interesting look into the history of and inventions with electricity, including hands-on activities for young and old (do you like a mild shock, or having your hair stand on end, or participating in an...More

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Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Jenn thank you for sharing your experience! Make sure to check out some of our exciting new exhibits and events this fall.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Beautiful historic building -- incredible interior finish. Outstanding short show capturing the Frankenstein story. Very informative / interactive electric science displays appropriate for all ages.

2  Thank Karl R
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Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for visiting, Karl. We hope you come again!

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

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.

3  Thank Karen R
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Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you Karen! We have a new exhibit and some fun summer and fall events, stay tuned to our website, social media or through our enewsletter for details!

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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.

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Noel C, General Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a new Science Studios theme coming up that is all about waves (shock, sound, brain) so be sure to come visit again!

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