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The Bakken Museum

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone Number:
+1 612-926-3878
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the...

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.

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Scientific. Educational. Fun!

Visited with our 4 and 6 year old and had a GREAT time. They were able to experience technology and human anatomy, botany, and even some medical quackery. A great place to bring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Jonathan H
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Visited with our 4 and 6 year old and had a GREAT time. They were able to experience technology and human anatomy, botany, and even some medical quackery. A great place to bring the kids.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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977 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our 7 year old grand-daughter and I went here on a summer morning and loved it. I recommend getting here at 10, as it can get very busy. Many interactive, "hands on" displays, plus a beautiful garden (don't miss the garden - please see more below) The 1st floor features various displays to illustrate the power & potential of electricity,... More 

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1 Thank Seniordad
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

When can I go back? My love of science and architecture is combined in this quaint museum/estate. The gardens are beautiful and the staff is so knowledgable and fun. I can't say enough good things. Great entertainment for children and adults alike.

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Thank smwalter
Minneapolis, United States
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Really fun for any age if you have a curious mind & like to have fun! It's also a beautiful building to explore! And there is a new Frankenstein experience that is quite an experience that I won't spoil, just try to do it in a small group and close the door (even tho it says not to). The entire... More 

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2 Thank Sadee S
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Cool place to learn bout the history of electricity and the theory behind it. great for kids and adults! also right next to lake calhoun for sunny days!

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Thank David J
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Bakken Museum has to be one of my favorite rainy day outings. I remembered coming here as a kid and was in awe of how cool everything is. As an adult, it does not disappoint!

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1 Thank Allyson S
Minneapolis
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Wonderful displays here, most are hands-on. Ever play a theremin? You can do it here, bringing to mind (for those of a certain age) the musical scoring of so many horror and sci fi films of the '50s. Absorbing for kids and adults both. This is all contained in an imposing mansion on Lake Calhoun set on the beautifully landscaped... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The house and grounds are very interesting and enjoyable. The history of the house is a real positive. Would be best as a plac eto rent for an event.

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Thank Dan H
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is small but has lots of good information packed in. Call beforehand (or visit their website, apparently) to find out if there is a school tour. If there is, you will be repeatedly asked to leave an exhibit so the school tour can use it. We've been to museums all over the country for years, and we... More 

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1 Thank MNMamaChristie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Bakken is a must see destination for kids. Both engaging and educational. Highly recommend. I have also been there for business functions. Very good!!

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